Bring It On Home (album)

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Bring It On Home
Studio album by Joan Osborne
Released March 27, 2012
Recorded Waterfront Studios, New York
Genre Blues, R&B
Length 44:09
Label Saguaro Road
Producer Jack Petruzzelli, Joan Osborne
Joan Osborne chronology
Little Wild One
(2008)
Bring It On Home
(2012)
Singles from Bring It On Home
  1. "Shake Your Hips"
    Released: January, 2012
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 3.5/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Daily Express 4/5 stars[3]
The New Zealand Herald 3.5/5 stars[4]
No Depression (favorable)[5]
Paste (4.9/10)[6]

Bring It On Home is the seventh studio album by Joan Osborne released under Saguaro Road Records on March 27, 2012. It was her first album in five years. On this album she co-produced with the guitarist Jack Petruzzelli. The album consists entirely of Blues and R&B covers. The record also includes tracks originally made famous by American blues masters, such as Sonny Boy Williamson ("Bring it on Home"), Muddy Waters ("I Want to Be Loved"), as well as recordings originally released by some of the best-known R&B performars—including Ray Charles ("I Don’t Need No Doctor"), Al Green ("Rhymes"), and Otis Redding ("Champagne and Wine").[7]

The first single was "Shake Your Hips" released in January 2012 on iTunes.[8][9] Osborne toured to support her album in March 2012 and was slated to do so again in the spring of 2013. It was nominated for a 2013 Grammy award in the Blues category.[10]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "I Don't Need No Doctor"   Nick Ashford, Valerie Simpson, Jo Armstead 3:20
2. "Bring It On Home"   Willie Dixon 4:07
3. "Roll Like A Big Wheel"   Olive Brown 2:50
4. "Game Of Love"   Ike Turner 3:16
5. "Broken Wings"   John Mayall 4:38
6. "Shoorah! Shoorah!"   Allen Toussaint 2:52
7. "I Want To Be Loved"   Willie Dixon 3:35
8. "The Same Love That Made Me Laugh"   Bill Withers 4:25
9. "Shake Your Hips"   Slim Harpo 2:28
10. "I'm Qualified"   Jimmy Hughes 3:15
11. "Champagne and Wine"   Otis Redding 3:41
12. "Rhymes"   Al Green 4:43

Reception[edit]

The album was generally well-received. Reviewer Steve Pick at About.com wrote: "Joan Osborne just gets better and better as a song interpreter, and this collection of blues and R&B just might be her finest recording to date." Reviewer Thom Jurek was even more positive, writing at Allmusic, "This isn't a reverential recording; it's authoritative; she makes these songs her own. Bring It On Home carries Osborne's mature voice in way that's never been heard from her before. Her abilities as an interpretive singer prove her an extension of these [blues and R&B] traditions, not merely a torch bearer for them."[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (2008) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200 154

References[edit]

  1. ^ About.com review
  2. ^ a b Allmusic review
  3. ^ Daily Express review
  4. ^ The New Zealand Herald review
  5. ^ No Depression review
  6. ^ Paste review
  7. ^ Joan Osborne Releases New Album Bring It Home In March
  8. ^ Zimbio
  9. ^ Official Page :: Bio. joanosborne.com. Retrieved January 31, 2013.
  10. ^ "2013 Grammy Nominations - American Roots Music". Grammy.com. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 

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