Born 2 B Blue

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Born 2B Blue
Studio album by Steve Miller
Released 1988
Recorded in Seattle, Minneapolis, Los Angeles and New York
Genre Easy Listening, Jazz
Length 42:22
Label Capitol
Producer Steve Miller
Steve Miller chronology
Living in the 20th Century
(1986)
Born 2B Blue
(1988)
Wide River
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars

Born 2 B Blue is a 1988 solo album by Steve Miller, and his only one to date. It consists primarily of jazz standards reinterpreted in a more modern context. It represented a departure from Miller's work with the Steve Miller Band.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" (Allie Wrubel, Ray Gilbert) - 4:13
  2. "Ya Ya" (Lee Dorsey, Morris Levy, Clarence Lewis, Morgan Robinson) – 3:37
  3. "God Bless the Child" (Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog, Jr.) - 5:00
  4. "Filthy McNasty" (Horace Silver) – 2:50
  5. "Born to Be Blue" (Mel Tormé, Robert Wells) - 5:25
  6. "Mary Ann" (Ray Charles) – 4:49
  7. "Just a Little Bit" (Buster Brown, Ralph Bass, Fats Washington, John Thornton) - 4:04
  8. "When Sunny Gets Blue" (Marvin Fisher, Jack Segal) – 4:36
  9. "Willow Weep for Me" (Ann Ronell) – 5:12
  10. "Red Top" (Lionel Hampton, Ben Kynard) - 2:31

Personnel[edit]

Additional personnel
  • Milt Jackson - vibraphone on "Born to be Blue"
  • Phil Woods - alto saxophone on "When Sonny Gets Blue" & "Red Top"
  • Bobby Malach – tenor saxophone on "Mary Ann," "God Bless the Child," "Filthy McNasty," & "Just a Little Bit"
  • Ricky Peterson – all programming on "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah," additional synthesizers on "Ya Ya" & "Just a Little Bit"
  • Bruce Paulson - trombone on "God Bless the Child"
  • Steve Faison - percussion on "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah"
  • Steve Wiese (engineer) - recorded and mixed at Creation Audio, Minneapolis