Bring It on Home (album)

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Bring It on Home
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Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 27, 2012
RecordedWaterfront Studios, New York
GenreBlues, R&B
LabelSaguaro Road
ProducerJack Petruzzelli, Joan Osborne
Joan Osborne chronology
Little Wild One
Bring It on Home
Love and Hate
Singles from Bring It on Home
  1. "Shake Your Hips"
    Released: January 2012
Professional ratings
Review scores
About.com3.5/5 stars[1]
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[2]
Daily Express4/5 stars[3]
The New Zealand Herald3.5/5 stars[4]
No Depression(favorable)[5]

Bring It on Home is a covers album by Joan Osborne, released under Saguaro Road Records on March 27, 2012. It was her first album in five years. The record is co-produced with guitarist Jack Petruzzelli and consists entirely of blues and R&B covers. The album also includes tracks originally made famous by American blues masters, such as Sonny Boy Williamson ("Bring It on Home"), Muddy Waters ("I Want to Be Loved"), as well as recordings originally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 performers, 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. Bring It on Home was nominated for a 2013 Grammy award in the Blues category.[10]

Track listing[edit]

1."I Don't Need No Doctor"Nick Ashford, Valerie Simpson, Jo Armstead3:20
2."Bring It on Home"Willie Dixon4:07
3."Roll Like a Big Wheel"Olive Brown2:50
4."Game of Love"Ike Turner3:16
5."Broken Wings"John Mayall4:38
6."Shoorah! Shoorah!"Allen Toussaint2:52
7."I Want to Be Loved"Willie Dixon3:35
8."The Same Love That Made Me Laugh"Bill Withers4:25
9."Shake Your Hips"Slim Harpo2:28
10."I'm Qualified"Jimmy Hughes3:15
11."Champagne and Wine"Otis Redding3:41
12."Rhymes"Al Green4:43


The album was generally well received. Reviewer Steve Pick at 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." 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 a 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
U.S. Billboard 200 154


  1. ^ " review". Archived from the original on February 6, 2013. Retrieved February 1, 2013.
  2. ^ a b Allmusic review
  3. ^ Daily Express review
  4. ^ The New Zealand Herald review
  5. ^ "No Depression review". Archived from the original on March 9, 2013. Retrieved March 28, 2013.
  6. ^ Paste review
  7. ^ Joan Osborne Releases New Album Bring It Home In March
  8. ^ Zimbio
  9. ^ Official Page :: Bio. Retrieved January 31, 2013.
  10. ^ "2013 Grammy Nominations - American Roots Music". Retrieved February 3, 2013.