Dust Bowl (album)

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Dust Bowl
Bonamasa Dust Bowl Cover.jpg
Studio album by Joe Bonamassa
Released March 22, 2011 (2011-03-22)
Recorded Black Rock Studios - Santorini, Greece, Ben’s Studio - Nashville, TN, The Cave - Malibu, CA, and The Village - Los Angeles, CA [1]
Genre Blues rock
Length 63:00
Label J&R Adventures
Producer Kevin Shirley
Joe Bonamassa chronology
Black Rock
(2010)
Dust Bowl
(2011)
Don't Explain
(2011)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Premier Guitar 4.5/5 stars[3]

Dust Bowl is the ninth studio album by blues rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa. It was released worldwide on March 22, 2011.[4] The cover art is based on a famous 1936 photograph by Arthur Rothstein.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Slow Train" Joe Bonamassa, Kevin Shirley 6:49
2. "Dust Bowl" Bonamassa 4:33
3. "Tennessee Plates" (ft. John Hiatt; John Hiatt cover) John Hiatt, John Porter 4:18
4. "The Meaning of the Blues" (Often mistakenly listed as a Bobby Troup cover, but this is an original JB song.) Bonamassa 5:44
5. "Black Lung Heartache" Bonamassa 4:14
6. "You Better Watch Yourself" (Little Walter cover) Bonamassa, Walter Jacobs 3:30
7. "The Last Matador of Bayonne" Bonamassa 5:23
8. "Heartbreaker" (ft. Glenn Hughes; Free cover) Paul Rodgers 5:49
9. "No Love on the Street" (Tim Curry cover) Tim Curry, Michael Kamen 6:32
10. "The Whale That Swallowed Jonah" Bonamassa 4:46
11. "Sweet Rowena" (ft. Vince Gill) Vince Gill, Pete Wasner 4:34
12. "Prisoner" (Barbra Streisand cover) John Desautels, Karen Lawrence 6:48
Total length: 63:00

Personnel[edit]

  • Joe Bonamassa – guitars, vocals (all tracks); tzouras, baglama and slide bouzouki (tracks 2, 5); mandolin (track 10)
  • Carmine Rojas – bass (tracks 1-2, 4-9, 12)
  • Anton Fig – drums (tracks 1-2, 4-9, 12); percussion (tracks 2, 5); Hammer guitar (track 5); shaker (track 9)
  • Rick Melick – organ (tracks 1-2, 4-8, 12); piano, tambourine (tracks 2, 5-7, 12); synthesizers (track 4), accordion (track 5)
  • Peter Van Weelden – spoken word (track 2)
  • John Hiatt – vocals (track 3)
  • Vince Gill – guitar (tracks 3, 11); vocals (track 11)
  • Michael Rhodes – bass (tracks 3, 10-11)
  • Chad Cromwell – drums (tracks 3, 10-11)
  • Steve Nathan – Hammond organ (track 3); piano (tracks 3, 11)
  • Tony Cedras – trumpet (track 7)
  • Glenn Hughes – vocals (track 8)
  • Arlan Schierbaum – Hammond organ (track 9)
  • Blondie Chaplin – guitar (track 9)
  • Beth Hart – vocals (track 9)
  • Reese Wynans – Hammond organ, piano (track 10)
  • Kevin Shirley – production

Charts[edit]

Charts (2011) Peak
position
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[5] 32
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[6] 39
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[7] 53
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[8] 31
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[9] 12
French Albums (SNEP)[10] 115
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[11] 10
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[12] 7
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[13] 27
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[14] 17
UK Albums (OCC)[15] 12
US Billboard 200[16] 37
US Top Blues Albums (Billboard)[17] 1
US Top Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[18] 7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "guitarlifestyle.com". 
  2. ^ "allmusic ((( Dust Bowl > Overview )))". www.allmusic.com. Retrieved 2011-04-22. 
  3. ^ Premier Guitar review
  4. ^ "allmusic.com". Retrieved 23 March 2011. 
  5. ^ "Austriancharts.at – Joe Bonamassa – Dust Bowl" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  6. ^ "Ultratop.be – Joe Bonamassa – Dust Bowl" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  7. ^ "Ultratop.be – Joe Bonamassa – Dust Bowl" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  8. ^ "Danishcharts.com – Joe Bonamassa – Dust Bowl". Hung Medien. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  9. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Joe Bonamassa – Dust Bowl" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  10. ^ "Lescharts.com – Joe Bonamassa – Dust Bowl". Hung Medien. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  11. ^ "Officialcharts.de – Joe Bonamassa – Dust Bowl". GfK Entertainment Charts. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  12. ^ "Norwegiancharts.com – Joe Bonamassa – Dust Bowl". Hung Medien. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  13. ^ "Swedishcharts.com – Joe Bonamassa – Dust Bowl". Hung Medien. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  14. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Joe Bonamassa – Dust Bowl". Hung Medien. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  15. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  16. ^ "Joe Bonamassa – Chart history" Billboard 200 for Joe Bonamassa. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  17. ^ "Joe Bonamassa – Chart history" Billboard Top Blues Albums for Joe Bonamassa. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  18. ^ "Joe Bonamassa – Chart history" Billboard Top Tastemaker Albums for Joe Bonamassa. Retrieved February 1, 2014.