“Oklahoma” by Keb’ Mo’

„Повече се интересувам от това да ми хареса на мен, когато правя музика, да ме кара да се чувствам горд и да се чувствам така, сякаш съм дал най-доброто от себе си. И ако други хора го харесат, това ще е чудесно“.

Това заявява KEB’ MO’ – певец, китарист и автор на песни, носител на пет отличия Grammy, който успешно се изявява в такива жанрове като blues, folk и jazz повече от 40 години. Той се сдобива със завидна репутация като музикант със способността си да съчетава традиционни подходи от blues, folk и country със съвременна звучност, с тънката си чувствителност при възприемането на света и разказването на вълнуващи истории. Освен с издаването на поредица от великолепни албуми KEB’ MO’, разкрива своите таланти в театрални и филмови проекти, и в тясно сътрудничество с широк кръг изявени музиканти от различни жанрове. Често се шегува, че не му се е налагало да продава собствената си душа, за да прави прекрасна музика, като алюзия с легендата за знаменития blues музикант Robert Johnson, че е продал душата си на дявола, чиято роля той изпълнява в документалния филм „Can’t You Hear the Wind Howl: The Life & Music of Robert Johnson“.

В албума “OKLAHOMA” KEB’ MO’ ни представя пъстра картина от едноименния щат като символ на съвременна Америка с такива актуални теми като имигрантската вълна, опазването на околната среда, мястото на жените в обществото, и любовта, – всичко това поднесено с безкрайна откровеност и щедрост на духа.

„Когато сте на определен етап от живота си, концепцията на албума лесно се вплита в процеса на работа – казва той. – Всички песни в “OKLAHOMA” произлизат от важни въпроси и теми за всички нас, и те наистина намериха отклик в мен по време на подготовката и записите на песните.“

Работата върху този албум започва през 2013 г., когато KEB’ MO’ е поканен да участва в концерт с китариста Kenny Wayne Shepard в Оклахома и вижда опустошенията, нанесени наскоро от мощно торнадо, често явление по тези земи. „Това ме накара да си замисля какво значи да живееш в Оклахома и за всички велики хора, дошли тук“ – споделя музикантът. Така се ражда идеята да напише музика, с която да представи впечатленията си от видяното, появяват се даже няколко мелодии, но не се стига до тяхната реализация.

След няколко години съдбата го среща с певицата DARA TUCKER, родом от Оклахома, и след разговорите с нея двамата замислят проект, в който да изобразят сложната дълбочина на американската действителност в нейния роден щат. Връзката с коренното население и трагедията на индианците, които говорят на 25 езика на територията на Оклахома, природните катастрофи и причинените от човека бедствия, невероятните музиканти и звукът на оригиналния музикален стил Tulsa, както и западняшката издръжливост и твърдост, но и опустошителното клане на цветнокожи през 1921 г., дискриминацията на жените, трагедията на имигрантите, терзанията на изоставен от жена мъж, усещанията в депресия, са повечето от тези теми.

„В един момент осъзнах, че не става въпрос само за създаване на добра песен със закачлива мелодия и смислен текст, но за писане на песни, в които нещо се случва“ – твърди KEB’ MO’. – Затова трябваше да прекарвам много време в пренаписване на текстовете, в нови запис и презаписи, и наистина си наложих упорита работа за преработката на целия материал. Стигнах до момента, в който разбрах анатомията на това как текстовете могат да работят и как да ги използвам, за да вложа някаква субстанция в песента. Това е като плънката на поничката. Всъщност не обичам да ям понички, но пък със сигурност знаете, че всеки път, когато ги отхапете, вътре ще има нещо. Така разбрах, че трябва да разкажеш историята по определен начин, да ? придадеш съответна форма и този запис да е резултат от този подход, в който да има фабула. И още нещо: бих искал да бъда запомнен като човек, който разказва добри истории, дава положителни емоции чрез музиката си и кара всички да се чувстват добре” – завършва KEB’ MO’.

За участие в записите на “OKLAHOMA” той кани внушителен състав от струнен оркестър, вокална група и солисти, сред които се открояват знаменитият pedal steel китарист ROBERT RANDOLPH, легендарният blues музикант TAJ MAHAL, барабанистът CHESTER THOMPSON, latino певецът JACI VALASQUEZ, както и певиците DARA TUCKER, ROSANNE CASH и ROBBIE BROOKS MOORE.

Този албум, отличен с наградата Grammy през 2020 г. в категорията за най-добър americana албум, ще чуем в предаването “Картини от една изложба®” на програма “Хоризонт” на БНР в събота, 14 август, след новините от 16 ч.

 

В предаването на 14.08.2021 г.: Keb’ Mo” и албумът „Оклахома“

KEB MO
OKLAHOMA
Date of Release: June 14th, 2019

 

SONGS/TRACKS:

1. "I Remember You" - 4:55
Drums – Marcus Finnie
Electric Guitar – Colin Linden
Electric Piano [Wurlitzer] – Jim Hoke
Keyboards – David Rodgers
Steel Guitar [National], Lead Vocals – Keb Mo *
Written-by – Bill LaBounty, Kevin Moore

2. "Oklahoma" - 4:51
Acoustic Guitar, Percussion, Lead Vocals – Keb Mo *
Backing Vocals, Handclaps – Carter Moore, Dara Tucker, Robbie Brooks Moore*
Bass – Eric Ramey
Drums – Chester Thompson
Keyboards, Electric Piano [Wurlitzer], Electric Organ [Hammond] – Samuel Alexander
Lap Steel Guitar – Robert Randolph
Violin – Andy Leftwich
Written-by – Dara Tucker, Kevin Moore

3. "Put a Woman in Charge" (featuring Rosanne Cash) - 4:06
Backing Vocals – Emoni Wilkins, Jason Eskridge, Moiba Mustapha, Nickie Conley
Drums – Marcus Finnie
Guitar, Bass, Percussion, Lead Vocals – Keb Mo *
Saxophone – Jovan Quallo
Trombone – Joshua Scalf*
Trumpet – Scotty Huff
Vocals [Featured] – Rosanne Cash
Written-by – Beth Nielsen Chapman, John Lewis Parker, Kevin Moore

4. "This Is My Home" - 4:543
Accordion – Jim Hoke
Backing Vocals – Jaci Velasquez
Drums – Keio Stroud
Guitar, Bass, Shaker, Lead Vocals – Keb Mo *
Written-by – John Lewis Parker, Kevin Moore

5. "Don t Throw It Away" (featuring Taj Mahal) - 2:58
Bass, Backing Vocals – Taj Mahal
Drums – Marcus Finnie
Guitar [National] – Colin Linden
Mandolin, Harmonica, Lead Vocals – Keb Mo *
Written-by – Charles Esten, Colin Linden, Kevin Moore

6. "The Way I" - 3:22
Acoustic Guitar, Lead Vocals – Keb Mo *
Electric Organ [Hammond] – DeMarco Johnson*
Written-by – John Lewis Parker, Kevin Moore

7. "Ridin? on a Train" - 3:00
Drums – Marcus Finnie
Steel Guitar [National], Lead Vocals – Keb Mo *
Written-by – Jenny Yates, Kevin Moore

8. "I Should?ve" - 3:55
Bass – Eric Ramey
Drums – Marcus Finnie
Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica, Lead Vocals – Keb Mo *
Electric Organ [Hammond] – DeMarco Johnson*
Mandolin – Colin Linden
Written-by – Joseph Alan Wood, Kevin Moore

9. "Cold Outside" - 4:59
Bass – Eric Ramey
Drums – Marcus Finnie
Electric Piano [Wurlitzer], Keyboards – David Rodgers
Guitar, Lead Vocals – Keb Mo *
Mandolin – Colin Linden
Written-by – Cliff Goldmacher, Kevin Moore

10. "Beautiful Music" (featuring Robbie Brooks Moore) - 3:35
Acoustic Guitar, Dobro, Vocals – Keb Mo *
Arranged by [String Arranger] – Melvin "Maestro" Lightford*
Cello – Cremaine Booker, Emily Nelson
Viola – Emily Kohavi
Violin – Corrie Covell, Michael O Gieblyn
Vocals [Featured] – Robbie Brooks Moore*
Written-by – John Lewis Parker, Kevin Moore

©2019 Concord Records, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.


CREDITS:

Producer – Colin Linden, Keb Mo * (tracks: 3)
Co-producer – Keb Mo *

Recorded by Zach Allen at Stu Stu Studio, Franklin, TN
Mixed by Dave Hagen, Jarvis Allen, Joe Martino Stu Stu Studio, Franklin, TN
Mastered by Richard Dodd at RichardDodd.com, Nashville, TN

Art Direction – David Diskin, Lori Lambert
Artwork [Embroidery Art] – Michelle Morgan
Booking [U.S. and Canada] – Paradigm*
Design [Package] – Katie Hildreth
Legal – Meitus Gelbert Rose LLP
Management [Artist] – Adriene Miller, Kind Of Blue Music Management
Management [Business] – Provident Financial Management
Photography by – Jeremy Cowart
Photography by [Additional] – Anthony Scarlati, Christy Watkins, Robbie Brooks Moore*
Public Relations [Publicity] – Aristomedia

Rosanne Cash Appears Courtesy of Blue Note Records


LYRICS:

I Remember You

[Intro]
Yeah, yeah, yeah

[Verse 1]
My name is Junior, from Memphis, Tennessee
My daddy was a hustler and a stranger to me
I don’t always know just what to say (Now listen)
Do I look familiar in any kind of way?

[Chorus]
Well I remember you dancin on the floor
I remember you walkin out the door
You had a red dress on and some high heel shoes
You don t remember me but I remember you

[Verse 2]
You had a margarita, I had a beer
I wondered what a woman like you
Was doing way down here
You tore my heart apart, the moment you left
Junior had a night he would never forget

[Chorus]
I remember you dancin on the floor
I remember you walkin out the door
You had a red dress on and some high heel shoes
You don t remember me but I remember you

[Bridge]
Well maybe I was just a number
A face without a name
Now and then I wonder
Will I ever be the same?

[Chorus]
I remember you dancin on the floor
I remember you walkin out the door
You had a red dress on and some high heel shoes
You don t remember me but I remember you

[Outro]
You don t remember me but I remember you (Oh no)
I remember you
I remember you
Walkin out the door, yeah
Dancin on the floor (Mhmm, mmm)
You you you you

[Instrumental]


Oklahoma

[Verse 1]
I can feel the spirit
Liftin me up
Takin me higher
I can never get enough
I can never get enough of

[Chorus]
Oklahoma
Cowboys and Choctaws
Oklahoma
Chickasaws and outlaws
I can feel the sunshine
Sweeping through the plains
Jesus on the mainline
Devil stay away
Rain or shine
Oklahoma’s gonna be okay

[Verse 2]
Meet me at the rodeo
Saddle me up
Gonna let everybody know
That when the goin gets rough
We get tough
I m talkin bout

[Chorus]
Oklahoma
Cowboys and Choctaws
Oklahoma
Chickasaws and outlaws
I can feel the sunshine
Sweeping through the plains
Jesus on the mainline
Devil stay away
Rain or shine
Oklahoma’s gonna be okay

[Bridge]
And over on Greenwood, Archer, and Pine
Lives an elevated state of mind
Keep on reachin for the sky
Cause when they go low, we go high
In Oklahoma

[Outro]
When the goin gets rough
We get tough
I m talkin bout
Oklahoma
Cowboys and Choctaws
Oklahoma
Chickasaws and outlaws
(O-k-l-a-h-o-m-a)
(Everything is goin our way)
(O-k-l-a-h-o-m-a)
(Everything is goin our way)

[Instrumental]


Put a Woman in Charge

[Verse 1: Keb Mo ]
Way back when
In the beginning of time
Man made the fire then the wheel
Went from a horse to an automobile
He said, “the world is mine”
He took the oceans and the sky
He set the borders, built the walls
He won’t stop til he owns it all
And here we are
Standing on the brink of disaster
Enough is enough is enough is enough
I know the answer

[Chorus: Keb Mo & Roseanne Cash]
Put a woman in charge
(Put a woman in charge)
Put the women in charge
(Put the women in charge)
Put a woman in charge
(Put a woman in charge)
Put the women in charge
(Put the women in charge)

[Verse 2: Keb Mo & Roseanne Cash]
The time has come
We’ve got to turn this world around (World around)
Call the mothers
Call the daughters (Call the daughters)
We need the sisters of mercy now
She’ll be a hero
Not a fool
She’s got the power
To change the rules
She’s got something (Something)
That men don’t have (Yes we have)
She is kind and she understands

[Bridge 1: Keb Mo , Rosanne Cash, Both]
So let the ladies
Do what they were born to do (Ahh-ahh)
Raise the vibration
And make a better place for me and you (Ooh-ooh)

[Chorus: Keb Mo and Rosanne Cash]
Put a woman in charge
Put a woman in charge
Put the women in charge
Put the women in charge
Put a woman in charge
Put a woman in charge
Put the women in charge
Put the women in charge

[Bridge 2: Rosanne Cash, Keb Mo , Barack Obama]
Hallelujah
(Hallelujah)
Hallelujah
We’re gonna feel the magic
When the girls take over (Take over)
It’s gonna be fantastic
(We need more women in charge)

[Outro: Keb Mo , Rosanne Cash]
Put a woman in charge (Put a woman in charge)
Put the women in charge (Put the woman in charge)
(Put a woman in charge)
(Put the woman in charge, Put the women in charge)
Put a woman in charge
Put a woman in charge (Put a woman in charge)
Put the women in charge
Put the women in charge (Put the woman in charge)
Time to put a woman in charge
Put a woman in charge (Put a woman in charge)
Put the women in charge (Put the woman in charge, that s right, come on yeah)
Put a woman in charge
Put a woman in charge (Put a woman in charge)
Put the women in charge
Put the women in charge (Put the woman in charge)
It s about time to put a woman in charge
Let a woman in charge (Put a woman in charge)
Come on y all, let s put the woman in charge
(Put a woman in charge, put the women in charge)
Put a women in charge
Put the women in charge (Put the woman in charge, put a woman in charge)
Put the woman in charge
Put the woman in charge (Put the woman in charge, come on somebody)
Put a women in charge
Put a women in charge (Put a woman in charge)
Put the woman in charge
Put the woman in charge (Yeah, yeah, put a woman in charge)


This Is My Home

[Verse 1]
Lupe came here from Mexico
About three or four years ago
And the journey, the journey
The journey was long
She got a job at a local factory
Sent money back home to her family
She said, "this is where I belong
This is my home, this is where I belong"

[Verse 2]
A man arrived from Pakistan
A stranger in the promised land
Mohammed, Mohammed was finally free
He drove day and night in a taxi cab
When people got mean he didn t get mad
He knew this is where I belong
This is my home, this is where I belong
La la, la la, la la la-la, la la la la la la la la

[Verse 3]
Lupe had school on Monday night
When a man walked in who looked just right
Mohammed and Lupe were fallin in love
Well they raised a beautiful family
Taught them all their history
They know this is where they belong
This is their home, this is where they belong

[Verse 4]
My people came over from Africa
To North and South America
And the journey, the journey
The journey was long
They sacrificed then they paid the price
So I could live this wonderful life
And I know this is where I belong
This is my home, this is where I belong
La la, la la, la la la-la, la-la la la la la la la la

[Outro]
Ooh
This is where I belong, this is my home
This is where I belong (Mm)
This is my home, this is where I belong (Oh yeah)
Where I belong


Don’t Throw It Away

[Verse 1]
Leo B. had big idea
Somethin that would last for a million years
You see, someday we will all disappear
But the big idea will still be here
You gotta use it again
Baby, don t ya throw it away (Don t ya throw it away)

[Verse 2]
Now, who could imagine everything it would bring
You can turn that plastic into any ol thing
It s so convenient, you just can t beat it
Til it gets into the ocean and the fish start to eat it
You gotta use it again
Baby, don t ya throw it away (Don t ya throw it away)

[Verse 3]
Well now a turtle can t swim and a bird can t sing
When they re stuck in the hole of a six-pack ring
We got bottle and bags, caps and cups
We got too much stuff, we gotta clean it all up
You gotta use it again
Baby, don t ya throw it away (Don t ya throw it away)

[Bridge]
Well the face of this planet, as far as I can see
Well it could use just a little plastic surgery

[Instrumental]

[Verse 4]
Well now Leo didn t know he was starting a mess
How it all turns out is anyone s guess
I use it all the time, I must confess
But if I care a little more, I ll use a little less
You gotta use it again
Baby, don t ya throw it away (Don t ya throw it away)
Cause it’s a beautiful world
Baby, don t ya throw it away

[Outro]
They done cut the light on
So I m finished now (Haha)
I m gon get my money and go back to Mississippi
Alright


The Way I

[Verse 1]
Heaven, don t you let me down
My angel s got a broken wing
I ve got to save her before she hits the ground
It s been hard on her and hard on me

[Chorus]
So we keep holdin on;
And I wish that you could love me
The way I

[Verse 2]
I thought we were history
About to go our separate ways
But I decided it was up to me
If things were ever gonna change

[Chorus]
And so I keep holdin on
Cause I wish that you could love me
The way I, the way I

[Bridge]
The more we talk about it
The less we do about it
I need to help her feel the sunshine
Through the rain

[Verse 3]
Heaven, give us one more chance
Take me to the riverside
Wash me in the water, hold my hand
And help me lose my foolish pride

[Chorus]
So we keep holdin on
Even when it s goin wrong
And I wish that you could love me
The way I
The way I
The way I
The way I love you


Ridin’ on a Train

[Verse 1]
I m takin my time, I m takin it slow
I m makin it rhyme, wherever I go
I ve learned my lesson, I ve seen the light
No more guessin , I m gonna be alright

[Chorus]
I m ridin on a train, running on a track
Rollin in the rain, I like it like that

[Verse 2]
I m walkin on the sun, sleepin on the moon
Wishin on a star, dreams come true
Swinging to the left, swinging to the right
Shakin in the middle, gonna party all night

[Chorus]
I m ridin on a train, running on a track
Feelin no pain, I like it like that

[Verse 3]
There goes the whistle, coming round the bend
Big locomotive pullin on in
Folks linin up side by side
Better get your ticket, if ya wanna ride

[Bridge]
Hear the whistle blow, hear the whistle blow
Away we go, hear the whistle blow
Hear the whistle blow, hear the whistle blow
Away we go, away we go

[Verse 4]
All the trees and the flowers
All the birds and the bees
All the seas and the rivers
Do as they please
I ve tried so hard and I don t give up
This old heart is what I trust

[Chorus]
I m ridin on a train, running on a track
Feelin no pain, I like it like that

[Instrumental]


I Should’ve

[Verse 1]
Something s wrong, I can feel it
Where do I begin
A case has been built against me
That I ain t never gonna win
I get blamed for everything
It s gettin kinda rough
No matter how much or what I do
It ain t never gonna be enough

[Chorus]
I should ve stayed with Suzy
She made me feel like a man
You should ve stayed with Tommy
He had a big sedan
If I d have married Ophelia
We d have a happy home
You could ve been with that Enzo
You d be livin in Rome
(Mm)

[Verse 2]
I wanted to get closer
She wasn t in the mood
She said, "I just want to lay here
Cuddle, kiss and spoon"
She got me all excited
Then she dozed off to sleep
I laid there wide awake
Disappointed, countin sheep

[Verse 3]
I should ve stayed with that waitress
She was a lot of fun
You should ve stayed with that cop
The one with the big long gun
I should ve married that showgirl
That you thought was overweight
You should ve stayed with that trainer
Maybe you d have stayed in shape
(Come on, hey)

[Verse 4]
You tried on a dress
And you asked me, "do I look fat?"
I said you look great
You said, "what do ya mean by that?"
Bottom line
I got no regrets
Baby, you re the best thing
Any man could ever get

[Chorus]
If I d have stayed with Suzy
I wouldn t have you
If you d have stayed with that Tommy
He d have cheated on you
If I d have married Ophelia
She d have took my home
And if you still like Enzo
Well you can both go straight to Rome
If I d have stayed with Suzy
I wouldn t have you
If you d have stayed with Tommy
He d have cheated on you
If I d have ma
rried Ophelia
She d have took my home
And if you still like Enzo
Well you can both go straight to…
(Well that s alright, ha, woo)

[Instrumental]


Cold Outside

[Verse 1]
When the sun goes down and the daylight disappears
When the sun goes down and the daylight disappears
I thought it was cold outside til I walked in here
Til I walked in here

[Verse 2]
Baby, I can feel what I can t see and I can t hear
I can feel what I can t see and I can t hear
So tell me why it s so doggone cold in here
Cold in here

[Verse 3]
Baby, don t lie, don t be so insincere
Baby, don t you lie to me, don t be so insincere
Cause, baby, I know your other man been here
Your other man been here

[Bridge]
You didn t make no greens
No beans, no rice
You ain t been mean
But you ain t been nice
Ohh, ohh

[Chorus]
I m gonna drive that train cause, baby, I m an engineer
I m gonna drive that train cause, baby, I m an engineer
Baby, it s cold outside but I can t stay in here
Baby, it s cold outside
Cold outside (I, can t stay in here)

[Instrumental]


Beautiful Music

[Verse 1: Keb Mo , Robbie Brooks Moore, Both]
What would I have in common with a girl like you?
You re eleven out of ten, I might be a two
Well it really doesn t matter, I think you re fine
All you gotta do is love me and treat me right
I can do that it was mean to be
God made you for me

[Chorus: Keb Mo & Robbie Brooks Moore]
And we make beautiful music together
You re my song that keeps playing forever
Together

[Verse 2: Keb Mo , Robbie Brooks Moore, Both]
The day I met you, I wasn t at my best
I was wearing no makeup and my hair was a mess
I didn t think twice, it didn t occur to me
I could see your heart, that s all I had to see
Like a warm wind blowing with the moon up above
Like two rivers flowing to an ocean of love

[Chorus: Keb Mo & Robbie Brooks Moore]
And we make beautiful music together
You re my song that keeps playing forever
Together

[Bridge 1: Keb Mo & Robbie Brooks Moore, Keb Mo ]
And when we re old and grey and the light begins to fade
The music keeps on playing

[Bridge 2: Keb Mo , Robbie Brooks Moore, Both]
Well there ain t no doubt
It was meant to be
God made you for me

[Chorus: Both, Keb Mo , Robbie Brooks Moore]
We make beautiful music together
You re my song that keeps playing forever
We make beautiful music together
You re my song that keeps playing forever
Forever, together, forever
Forever, forever, forever


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