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Maria Muldaur - I'm a Woman: 30 Years of Maria Muldaur

I'm a Woman':
30 years of Maria Muldaur

Maria Muldaur

DK30219

Available from CD Universe

A review written for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
by L.C. DiMarco
(GuitarBabe@hotmail.com)

Jiggle and a wiggle and groovin' get moving - that's the feel for this album. There's no annoying whine but Muldaur does make great points in I am Woman and she does it with pride! It serves as a superb rendition of Peggy Lee's version. The blues-folk twang song has great harmonica work supported by brass and the other entourage of various instrumentation.

Midnight on the Oasis is not my favorite (even though it was a hit in the 70s) but it was still well instrumented and serves as a bridge to My Tennessee Mountain Home - a folkish bluegrass tune.

It Ain't The Meat .(It's The Motion) is similar to I'm a Woman but only in style -- an upbeat two-stepper with a little swing. This is a great tune for the bedroom!

When I hear Three Dollar Bill, I almost hear Norah Jones voice. There is something to be said about artists who are top notch and passing on the aura.

If you're not into the blues but are considering giving it an earshot, then spend the $20 on this album. Her interpretations and retrospective spanning 30 years is remarkable. This album represents an overview of her career as a great female vocalist. It would have been interesting to hear a self-written tune but Muldaur is more known as an interpreter and not a songwriter.

All the same, get groovin' and movin' with this album.

Edited by: David N. Pyles
(dnpyles@acousticmusic.com)

Copyright 2005, Peterborough Folk Music Society.
This review may be reprinted with prior permission and attribution.

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