Maria Muldaur – Live at the Uni-Mensa, Bremen, Germany (1979)

MMFrontCover1Maria Muldaur is best known for her 1974 mega-hit “Midnight at the Oasis,” which received several Grammy nominations, and enshrined her forever in the hearts of Baby Boomers everywhere; but despite her considerable pop music success, her 50-year career could best be described a long and adventurous odyssey through the various forms of American Roots Music. During the folk revival of the early ’60s, she began exploring and singing early Blues, Bluegrass and Appalachian “Old Timey” Music, beginning her recording career in 1963 with the Even Dozen Jug Band and shortly thereafter, joining the very popular Jim Kweskin Jug Band, touring and recording with them throughout the ’60s.

Her critically acclaimed 2001 Stony Plain Records release, Richland Woman Blues, was nominated for a Grammy and by the Blues Foundation as Best Traditional Blues Album of the Year, as was the follow up to that album, Sweet Lovin’ Ol’ Soul. In 2011 Maria released Steady Love, a contemporary electric Blues album that reflects the kind of music she loves to perform live – what she calls “Bluesiana Music” – her own brand of New Orleans-flavored Blues, R&B and “Swamp Funk.”

From folk to blues to the Grateful Dead… that’s the First Lady of American Roots Music for you.

And this is a rare und brilliant radio show from Germany … Listen and enjoy !

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Personnel:
Rick Alegria (drums)
John Gurton (guitar)
Charles Magarian (bass)
Maria Muldaur (vocals, fiddle)
Jim Rothermel (saxophone, harmonica)
Rick Schaefer (keyboards)

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Tracklist:
01. Brickyard Blues (Toussaint) 4.12
02. Heart Of Fire (Henderson&Jones) 4.17
03. It Ain’t The Meat, It’s The Motion  (Glover/Mann) 3.16
04. My Tennessee Mountain Home (Parton) 3.38
05. Wheelers And Dealers (Frishberg) 7.28
06. Lover Man (Davis/Sherman/Ramirez)  5.01
07. That’s The Way Love Is (Malone) 4.31
08. Clean-up Woman (Reid/Clarke) 5.38
09. Cajun Moon (Cale) 5.09
10. Walkin’ One And Only (Hicks) 3.18
11. Midnight At The Oasis (Nichtern) 4.52
12. Standin’ (Raitt) 2:58

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