Album Name: Pretty Blues
Artist: Antoinette Montague
Year/Label: 2005 / Independent
1. I’d Rather Drink Muddy Water/ Every Day I Have the Blues
2. Unless It’s You
3. Pure Imagination
4. Pretty Blue
5. How Deep Is The Ocean
6. From This Moment On
7. Dedicated To You
8. Teach Me Tonight
9. Why Try to Change Me Now?
10. Miss Celie’s Blues (Sister)
11. Blue Skies
12. At LastIt doesn’t really qualify because these are not original compositions (to Ms Montague, that is).
Also blues is actually not my favorite genre. In fact, it’s my least favorite next to religious music. However, this record is really fun. I’m surprising myself to say I really like it.
Montague has a great voice that really works with these songs. So much energy and emotion. I won’t comment on the songwriting because they’re all old standards so you know they’re good.
“Dedicated To You” is a highlight.
If you like blues you should definitely check this out. And even if you thik you don’t like it, give it a listen. You may be surprised.