Joe Bonamassa The Ballad of John Henry

The Ballad of John Henry
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  • Released: February 24, 2009
  • Label: Premier Artists

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Q (Magazine) - p.100
3 stars out of 5 -- "[F]ronted by the sterling title track, its amped-up virtuoso musicianship more than compensates. There's a varied choice of covers too, including the Sam Brown hit 'Stop!'..."


  • 1.The Ballad of John Henry
  • 2.Stop!
  • 3.Last Kiss
  • 4.Jockey Full of Bourbon
  • 5.Story of a Quarryman
  • 6.Lonesome Road Blues
  • 7.Happier Times
  • 8.Feelin' Good
  • 9.Funkier Than a Mosquito's Tweeter
  • 10.The Great Flood
  • 11.From the Valley
  • 12.As the Crow Flies

Product Description:

Personnel: Joe Bonamassa (vocals, guitar); David Woodford (saxophone); Lee Thornburg (brass); Rick Melick (keyboards, background vocals); Bogie Bowles, Anton Fig (drums).
Audio Mixer: Kevin Shirley.
Liner Note Author: Joe Bonamassa.
Recording information: The Document Room, Malibu, CA.
Illustrator: Dennis Friel.
Photographer: Rob Shanahan.
Arranger: Lee Thornburg.
Blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa gets up to his usual tricks on THE BALLAD OF JOHN HENRY, dabbling in a variety of genres, but injecting them all with a serious dose of guitar heroics. Like his musical forefather Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bonamassa is both soulful and a shredder, and he brings those qualities to tracks like Tom Waits's "Jockey Full of Bourbon," Ike & Tina Turner's "Funkier Than a Mosquito's Tweeter," and a handful of rock and blues-fused originals. Bonamassa has a progressive sensibility, but that never keeps him, on any of BALLAD's 12 tracks, from rocking like no one's business.

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  • Sales Rank: 119,928
  • UPC: 804879164623
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