Beth Hart (born January 24, 1972) is an American singer, songwriter and musician from Los Angeles, California. She rose to fame with the release of her 1999 single “LA Song (Out of This Town)” from her second album Screamin’ for My Supper. The single was a number one hit in New Zealand, as well as reaching the top 5 of the US Adult Contemporary and Top 10 on the Billboard Adult Top 40 charts.
The albums Seesaw and Live in Amsterdam by Hart and Joe Bonamassa debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Blues Album Chart, a chart she has now topped six times. Hart has had two number 1 singles in Denmark, “As Good as It Gets” and “Learning to Live”, as well a double platinum-selling album, Leave the Light On.
Hart’s first album with Bonamassa, Don’t Explain, went gold in the Netherlands, while their 2014 collaboration Seesaw was nominated for a Grammy Award, and gave Hart her first Blues Music Award nomination in the category ‘Best Contemporary Blues Female Artist’.
Bang Bang Boom Boom is the sixth studio album by American singer-songwriter Beth Hart, released on October 5, 2012 by Provogue/Mascot Label. (wikipedia)
Beth Hart received a considerable boost from her collaboration with guitarist Joe Bonamassa, but her 2013 album, Bang Bang Boom Boom, finds the blues-rock belter returning to her comfort zone, working with producer Kevin Shirley and running through a selection of songs that are originals; songs that emphasize Hart’s range and power. In some ways, this is the purest record Hart has yet recorded; there is a real sense of what she can sing and how she lays back, waiting for the moment when her wailing would create the strongest disruption.
That means Bang Bang Boom Boom feels familiar without being complacent: there is no surprise in style but rather in attack, how Hart waits for the precise moment to unleash her fury. Sometimes, it seems that Hart would be well-served by stretching herself just a bit, but Bang Bang Boom Boom isn’t an album that’s meant to surprise. It’s supposed to hit its mark with precision and minimal flair, and that’s exactly what it does. [The American edition contains a bonus track: the stellar live version of “I’d Rather Go Blind,” that Hart performed with Jeff Beck at the 2012 Kennedy Center Honors in tribute to Buddy Guy. (by Stephen Thomas Erlewine)
Curt Bisquera (drums)
Joe Bonamassa (guitar)
Lenny Castro (percussion)
Ron Dziubla (saxophone)
Anton Fig (drums)
Randy Flowers (guitar)
Beth Hart (piano, vocals)
Herman Matthews (drums)
Michael Rhodes (bass)
Arlan Schierbaum (organ)
Lee Thornburg (trombone, trumpet)
Jeff Beck (guitar on 12.)
01. Baddest Blues (Hart) 4.49
02. Bang Bang Boom Boom (Hart/Westberg) 3.38
03. Better Man (Hart/Byrom) 3.48
04. Caught Out In The Rain (Hart/House) 7.13
05. Swing My Thing Back Around (Hart) 3.37
06. With You Every Day (Hart/Winans) 3.04
07. Thru the Window Of My Mind (Hart/Westberg) 4.22
08. Spirit Of God (Hart) 4.53
09. There In Your Heart (Hart) 4.32
10. The Ugliest House On The Block (Hart) 5.13
11. Everything Must Change (Hart) 3.48
12. I’d Rather Go Blind (Jordan/Foster) 5.01