Steve Earle & The Dukes
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||Baby Baby Baby (Baby)||Steve Earle & The Dukes||3:37||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||You're the Best Lover That I Ever Had||Steve Earle & The Dukes||4:07||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Tennessee Kid||Steve Earle & The Dukes||4:05||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Ain't Nobody's Daddy Now||Steve Earle & The Dukes||2:29||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Better Off Alone||Steve Earle & The Dukes||4:25||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||The Usual Time||Steve Earle & The Dukes||2:59||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Go Go Boots Are Back||Steve Earle & The Dukes||3:33||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Acquainted With the Wind||Steve Earle & The Dukes||2:20||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Baby's Just As Mean As Me (feat. Eleanor Whitmore)||Steve Earle & The Dukes||2:35||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Gamblin' Blues||Steve Earle & The Dukes||2:04||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||King of the Blues||Steve Earle & The Dukes||3:51||$1.29||View in iTunes|
|12||VideoThe Making of Terraplane||Steve Earle & The Dukes||23:14||Album Only||View in iTunes|
|13||VideoYou're the Best Lover That I Ever Had (Porch Recording)||Steve Earle & The Dukes||4:18||$1.49||View in iTunes|
|14||VideoSo Different Blues (Porch Recording)||Steve Earle & The Dukes||2:47||$1.49||View in iTunes|
|15||VideoAin't Nobody's Daddy Now (Porch Recording)||Steve Earle & The Dukes||2:32||$1.49||View in iTunes|
We love the gritty guitars and fierce attitude of Steve Earle’s definitive brand of country-rock, but there’s been a dash of blues in his sound (and his soul) from the start. Earle fully embraces his inner bluesman on Terraplane, taking an old-school approach on tunes that tap into everything from Big Joe Williams ("You're the Best Lover That I Ever Had") to a fiddle-flecked jugband sound ("Ain't Nobody's Daddy Now"). But ever the iconoclast, Earle embarks on bold detours like the spoken Faustian-bargain tale "The Tennessee Kid.”
Still Waiting on Steve
Blues albums are great when you are a fan of, well, the blues. If the blues aren't really your thing, then blues albums are always a disappointment, especially when you have grown accustomed to a differend stylistic sound, and Terraplane is no exception. Steve Earle does "his thing" to the blues, but it still ends up sounding like warmed over versions of whoever did the previous warmed over versions. There is no disputing that Steve Earle is a gifted song writer as evidenced by his own unique sound blending roots rock, country, bluegrass, and something uniquely Earle. Why is that guys like this feel the need to explore genres that have been trampled with exploration rendering them cliche? Whatever Earle adds to the blues isn't enough to seperate it from everything else. What makes Earle the powerful song writer and performer that he is is that he always did it his way. Nobody else put out music that sounded anything remotely like his. His past couple of albums have detoured into tired, too-often regurgitated acoustic troubador and now blues genres. I'm still waiting for Steve's return to glory and doing what ONLY Steve Earle can do. "Go-Go Boots" reminds of authentic and classic Earle, but other than that, nothing here that reaches out grabs, unless, I guess, you just love the blues.
The Greatest American Songwriter Period.
If "You're The Best Lover That I Ever Had" is any indication of the rest of the album, then Steve Earle has outdone himself again. The man is creating his best work to date with his most recent recordings and I feel truly blessed to have an influence like Steve still putting out great music. Cheers to another Steve Earle & The Dukes Record!!!
I have seen Steve many many times and even got to meet and talk with him on one occasion. In my opinion, there just isn't anyone better. Period. Not many days go by without listening to his music. Even my kids sing his songs....we all have our favorites. Can't wait to hear this whole album! Keep it up Steve; we will be seeing you soon in Nashville at the Winery!