Marcia Ball – Shine Bright
Label: Alligator Records
- Shine Bright
02. I Got To Find Somebody
03. They Don`t Make Em Like That
04. Life Of The Party
05. What Would I Do Without You
06. When The Mardi Gras Is Over
07. Once In A Lifetime Thing
08. Pots And Pans
09. World Full Of Love
10. IM Glad I Did What I Did
11. Too Much For Me
12. Take A Little Louisiana
Fifty years have passed in a flash, from Gum in Baton Rouge in 1968 to Shine Bright in Austin in 2018. Through Firedogs, Misery Brothers, thirty-eight years of Marcia Ball Bands, millions of miles, a hundred musicians (not so many, considering), several thousand gigs and fourteen albums, I still love the feel of the wheels rolling, the tuning and the warming up, and the energy in a room full of people ready to go wherever it is we take them. Through it all, I have had the amazing support of family and band and friends: Gordon, Luke, Jeb, Brandy, Tracy, Linc and Huddie, Olin and Liam, Don Bennett (Bass Player For Life), my tech wizard Johnny Medina, co-writers Kimmie Rhodes, Gary Nicholson, Shelley King and Tim Cook, Mike Schermer, and all the musicians on all the records, especially this one.
Bruce Iglauer and the Alligator Records crew who make so many good things happen. Jack Randall and The Kurland Agency who keep us working. Page Hite for our website. Deb Fleming without whom I’d never get anywhere.
Steve Berlin who took on this project and talked me through it. He made it work. Steve and I want to thank Jack and Susie Rock for opening their home and hearts and that fabulous studio to us. Jim Vollentine for great ears and serious patience.
A special thank you to Eric Adcock who put together the session at Dockside Studio. Eric did everything to make that an exceptional experience, including playing killer B-3. Steve and Cezanne Nails have created a little paradise on the bayou. Roddie Romero and Yvette Landry made my dream of singing together come true. Justin Tocket makes magic look easy.
HAAM, HOME, Dominos For World Peace, all of my incredible women friends, especially Margie who has been with me all the way, who sustain me, play dominos, bang on pots and pans, raise money for good causes, write songs and books, march when it’s important, laugh when it’s funny and cry when it’s sad, and most of all love one another and try to make the world a better place.
Dedicated to Allen Toussaint, Fats Domino and Buckwheat Zydeco.