Blues Everywhere I Go

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Blues Everywhere I Go
Studio album by
RecordedMarch 22, 1999-June 21, 1999
StudioTiki Recording Studios, Glen Cove, New York
GenreFolk, blues
ProducerSeth Farber, Mark Carpentieri
Odetta chronology
To Ella
Blues Everywhere I Go
The Best of the Vanguard Years
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[1]

Blues Everywhere I Go is an album by American folk singer Odetta, released in 1999. It was her first new release in more than a decade.

Allmusic said in their review: "... time doesn't appear to have affected her interpretive skills or the range and quality of her voice, which remains one of the most remarkable instruments in American folk and blues music to date."

Blues Everywhere I Go was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album at the 42nd Grammy Awards. It was her first nomination after over 50 years of recording.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Blues Everywhere I Go" (Scott Shirley) – 4:53
  2. "Please Send Me Someone to Love" (Percy Mayfield) – 2:33
  3. "Dink's Blues" (Dink Johnson) – 4:48
  4. "Unemployment Blues" – 4:05
  5. "TB Blues" (Victoria Spivey) – 4:06
  6. "Trouble Everywhere/I've Been Living With the Blues" (Brownie McGhee, Wallace) – 4:01
  7. "Can't Afford to Lose My Man" (Ernest Lawlars) – 2:56
  8. "Homeless Blues" (Porter Grainger) – 5:58
  9. "Oh, Papa" (Davide Elman) – 3:01
  10. "Look the World Over" (Lawlars) – 3:37
  11. "Careless Love/St. Louis Blues" (Handy, Koenig, Lead Belly) – 7:50
  12. "Hear Me Talking to You" – 3:15
  13. "Rich Man Blues" (Lowe) – 4:41
  14. "W.P.A. Blues" (Big Bill Broonzy) – 4:12
  15. "You Gotta Know How" (Sippie Wallace) – 3:38


  • Odettavocals, guitar
  • Jimmy Vivino - guitar
  • Dr. John – piano, vocals on "Please Send Me Someone to Love" and "Oh Papa"
  • Mike Merritt - acoustic bass
  • Paul Ossola – acoustic bass
  • Shawn Pelton – drums
  • Larry Eagle – drums
  • Richard Crooks - drums
  • Seth Farber – piano
  • Tom "Bones" Malone – tenor saxophone, trumpet on "Dink's Blues"

Production notes[edit]

  • Produced and arranged by Seth Farber
  • Engineered by Fred Guarino
  • Photography by Robert Corwin