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"Just Won't Burn"
© Tone-Cool Records
Year of Release: 1998
Rock Me Right
You Need To Be With Me
Little By Little
It Hurt So Bad
Found Someone New
Looking For Answers
Can't Leave You Alone
Just Won't Burn
Mama He Treats Your
Angel From Montgomery
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"Just Won't Burn"
My first introduction to Susan Tedeschi -- I was listening to the radio (WXRT Chicago). It had to be about early morning,
1 am or after. DJ Marty Leonard puts on "It Hurt So Bad." I was mesmerized! Who and what is this song?!? If Janis
Joplin was alive, I think she would have sounded like this. Of course, most radio stations don't tell you the names and artists
of songs they play, so I waited to hear Marty's show again, and called in.
Tedeschi's debut album on WSVNRadio is her 1998 release, Just Won't Burn, an album that not only introduced me to her
music, but it's the first album I bought of her. She had already released one album, Better Days, credited as The Susan Tedeschi
Band in 1995. Just Won't Burn would be the second album of her career.
To sum it up right -- This album rocks to the limits, with its blues and rock sounds. Leading off the album, is Rock Me Right,
a song that sums up right to its title. It's a rocker, it's an ass-kicker, it's a song Greatchen Wilson fans will enjoy. Groovin' and Movin'
has the next track, "You Need To Be With Me." "Little By Little" is a great bluesy tune. Bonnie Raitt fans will enjoy
"Found Someone New." As I listen to the next track, "Looking For Answers," it's soulful, yet moodyish. And towards the end,
it resembles to a song/sound of the Rolling Stones' Beggars Banquet album.
Rock and the Blues keep this album in great form: "Can't Leave You Alone" is Rocking great as usual, and the title track is a great
slow blues number. "Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean" reminds me of Stevie Ray Vaughan ("Mary Had A Little Lamb). Again, another
great song. John Prine wrote the next song, "Angel From Montgomery," and if the John Prine name does not ring a bell, you may have heard
this song by other artists, such as Carly Simon, John Denver, Bonnie Raitt, and others. Rockin' Blues has the album's closing tune, "Friar's
Susan Tedeschi's Just Won't Burn has great comparisons to Bonnie Raitt, Stevie Ray Vaughan, the Blues and Rock n Roll in general.
It's an album worth of repeating listens. There will be more albums by Tedeschi on our site, likewise the latest with her husband, Derek Trucks
(Tedeschi Trucks Band).
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