Birthright (album)

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Birthright
Studio album by James Blood Ulmer
Released May 24, 2005
Recorded 2004
Genre Blues
Length 51:58
Label Hyena
Producer Vernon Reid
James Blood Ulmer chronology
No Escape from the Blues: The Electric Lady Sessions
(2003)
Birthright
(2004)
Bad Blood in the City: The Piety Street Sessions
(2006)

Birthright is a solo album by American guitarist James Blood Ulmer recorded in 2004 and released on the Hyena label in 2005.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4 stars and stated "Birthright is the album Ulmer should have made years ago. All that matters is that listeners have it now. It's a shining star in his catalog and a chillingly intimate portrait of his expansive vision and singular talent".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]

Birthright was selected as the Blues Album of the Year in the 2005 Down Beat Readers' Poll.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by James Blood Ulmer except as indicated.
  1. "Take My Music Back to the Church" - 4:43
  2. "I Can't Take It Anymore" - 2:39
  3. "Where Did All the Girls Come From" - 5:06
  4. "I Ain't Superstitious" (Willie Dixon) - 3:47
  5. "White Man's Jail" - 3:59
  6. "High Yellow" - 3:17
  7. "The Evil One" - 3:33
  8. "Geechee Joe" - 4:13
  9. "Love Dance Rag" - 4:08
  10. "Sittin' on Top of the World" (Traditional) - 4:13
  11. "My Most Favorite Thing" - 2:49
  12. "Devil's Got to Burn" - 9:31
    • Recorded at Gigantic Studios, NYC, in 2004

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ James Blood Ulmer discography accessed July 28, 2010
  2. ^ a b Jurek, T. Allmusic Review accessed July 28, 2010
  3. ^ Micallef, Ken (December 2005). "James 'Blood' Ulmer: Blues Album of the Year (Birthright)". Down Beat (Elmhurst, IL: Maher) 72 (12): 62. ISSN 0012-5768.