Take Your Shoes Off

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Take Your Shoes Off
Studio album by Robert Cray
Released April 27, 1999
Genre Blues
Label Rykodisc Records
Producer Steve Jordan
Robert Cray chronology
Sweet Potato Pie
(1997)
Take Your Shoes Off
(1999)
Shoulda Been Home
(2001)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.0/5 stars[1]

Take Your Shoes Off is a blues album by Robert Cray, winning the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album.[2] It was released on 27 April 1999, through the Rykodisc label. The album won a Grammy Award not just for Cray, but also for drummer and composer Steve Jordan (who played on the album as well) as producer. Jordan, and his wife, Meegan Voss, also contributed to the album, with a composition they wrote together, entitled "It's All Gone".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Love Gone to Waste" (Tom Bingham, Willie Mitchell) – 4:39
  2. "That Wasn't Me" (Cray) – 4:45
  3. "All the Way" (Cray, Sue Turner-Cray) – 5:11
  4. "There's Nothing Wrong" (Cray) – 4:54
  5. "24-7 Man" (Mack Rice, Jon Tiven) – 3:22
  6. Pardon" (Cray) – 5:49
  7. "Let Me Know" (Cray) – 4:25
  8. "It's All Gone" (Steve Jordan, Meegan Voss) – 5:21
  9. "Won't You Give Him (One More Chance)" (Joseph Martin, Winfield Scott) – 3:11
  10. "Living Proof" (Jim Pugh) – 5:31
  11. "What About Me" (Cray) – 6:47
  12. "Tollin' Bells" (Willie Dixon) – 5:57

Personnel[edit]

  • Robert Cray – vocals, guitar, bajo sexto
  • Steve Jordan – guitar, bajo sexto, keyboards, bass, drums, snare drum, percussion, background vocals
  • Jo-El Sonnier – accordion
  • Jim Horn – tenor & baritone saxophones
  • Bobby Keys, Jim Spake, Doug Moffet – tenor saxophone
  • James Mitchell – baritone saxophone
  • Scott Thompson – trumpet
  • Jack Hale – trombone
  • Jim Pugh – keyboards
  • Karl Sevareid – bass
  • Kevin Hayes – drums
  • The Nashelles – background vocals

References[edit]

  1. ^ Take Your Shoes Off, AllMusic Review
  2. ^ "Robert Cray Take Your Shoes Off CD". CD Universe. Muze Inc. 2009. Retrieved 28 December 2009. 

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