Personnel: Charles "Skip" Pitts (guitar); Kirk Smothers (tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Derrick Williams (tenor saxophone); Marc Franklin (trumpet); Lester Snell (piano, organ); Howard Grimes (drums, percussion).
Audio Mixer: William Wittman.
Photographer: Ellen Von Unwerth.
Cyndi Lauper tackles several classic blues songs on her 11th studio album.
At Last, True Colors, The Essential Cyndi Lauper, She's So Unusual
The Ronettes, Sarah Vaughan, The Shangri-Las, Ella Fitzgerald, Joni Mitchell, Edith Piaf, Billie Holiday, Lena Horne, Patti LaBelle, Dionne Warwick, Gene Pitney, Etta James, Blondie, Ann Peebles, Tina Turner
Billy Joel, Samantha Fox, Alison Moyet, Eurythmics, Howard Jones, The Flirts, Pat Benatar, The Hooters, Bananarama, Annie Lennox, Kate Bush, The Maisonettes, Thomas Dolby, Haysi Fantayzee, The Go-Go's, Belinda Carlisle, Scandal, Sheena Easton, Chaka Khan, Laura Branigan, Bangles, Josie Cotton, Toni Basil, Adam Ant, Culture Club, Kylie Minogue, Berlin, Nik Kershaw, 'Til Tuesday, Jefferson Starship, Madonna
1 Just Your Fool - (featuring Charlie Musselwhite)
2 Shattered Dreams
3 Early in the Mornin' - (featuring Allen Toussaint/B.B. King)
4 Romance in the Dark
5 How Blue Can You Get?
6 Down Don't Bother Me - (featuring Charlie Musselwhite)
7 Don't Cry No More
8 Rollin' and Tumblin'
9 Down so Low
10 Mother Earth - (featuring Allen Toussaint)
11 Crossroads - (featuring Jonny Lang)
Modern Urban Blues
Cyndi Lauper; Scott Bomar
Number of Discs:
Studio or Live:
45 : 39
Charlie Musselwhite; Allen Toussaint; B.B. King; Jonny Lang; Ann Peebles
Rolling Stone (p.80) - 3.5 stars out of 5 -- "MEMPHIS BLUES is a curveball, but that's its charm."
Living Blues (p.46) - "[T]he pop powerhouse wisely surrounds herself with respected blues talents like Charlie Musselwhite, B.B. King, Ann Peebles, and Allen Toussaint..."
Billboard (p.32) - "Cyndi Lauper means business on her new album, MEMPHIS BLUES....Lauper wraps her elastic voice around all 11 tracks with such taste and passion."
Mojo (Publisher) (p.108) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Lauper revives the manner of blues chanteuses like Julia Lee, Lil Green or Nellie Lutcher with pizzazz..."
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