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JANIVA MAGNESS - Do I Move You? (2006)
"2006 Blues Music Award nominee for Contemporary Female Blues Artist of the Year Janiva Magness is described by Delbert McClinton as ".... sings with a rare conviction. She will not be denied." What is confirmed by listening to Do I Move You? is that Janiva Magness is a supremely confident blues vocalist. The funky blues of I'm Just A Prisoner (Of Your Good Lovin') showcases her smokey voice and is a powerful opener. Her tight band gives an excellent backdrop to her superb blues/rock vocal. Willie Dixon's Workin' On Me Baby is given a shuffling blues treatment and shows that Janiva can be a real diva if she turns her hand to it. You Were Never Mine (co-written by the aforementioned Mr. McClinton) has Janiva producing another facet to her singing. This time she is slow and soulful and the layers of her voice are nothing less than spectacular. Bassist Jeff Turmes contributes three songs to the album, the first being I Can't Stop Cryin'. This is the real deal and could easily be mistaken for an authentic song from the blues heyday. It's Turmes again, this time on Don't Let Your Memories but unfortunately, this acoustic blues is a bit tame.
01. I'm Just a Prisoner (Of Your Good Lovin')
02. Workin' on Me Baby
03. You Were Never Mine
04. I Can't Stop Cryin'
05. Don't Let Your Memories
06. I Want You to Have Everything
07. Do I Move You
08. Bad Blood
09. I Give Up
11. A Man Size Job
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