Rolling Stone - p.803.5 stars out of 5
-- "MEMPHIS BLUES is a curveball, but that's its charm."
Living Blues - p.46
"[T]he pop powerhouse wisely surrounds herself with respected blues talents like Charlie Musselwhite, B.B. King, Ann Peebles, and Allen Toussaint..."
Billboard (p.32) - "Cyndi Lauper means business on her new album, MEMPHIS BLUES....Lauper wraps her elastic voice around all 11 tracks with such taste and passion."
Mojo (Publisher) - p.1083 stars out of 5
-- "Lauper revives the manner of blues chanteuses like Julia Lee, Lil Green or Nellie Lutcher with pizzazz..."
Personnel: Charles "Skip" Pitts (guitar); Kirk Smothers (tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Derrick Williams (tenor saxophone); Marc Franklin (trumpet); Lester Snell (piano, organ); Howard Grimes (drums, percussion).
Audio Mixer: William Wittman.
Photographer: Ellen Von Unwerth.
Cyndi Lauper tackles several classic blues songs on her 11th studio album.