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  1. France
  2. Let Your Light Shine
  3. One Friend
  4. Shave Yo' Legs
  5. Prosperity Blues
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  1. France
  2. Let Your Light Shine
  3. One Friend
  4. Shave Yo' Legs
  5. Prosperity Blues
  6. Closer
  7. Keep It Simple
  8. Riley B. King
  9. House in California
  10. Walk Back In
  11. I'm Amazing
  12. Proving You Wrong
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Keb' Mo' is less a blues singer than a performer who works from that conceptual base, not in the way Taj Mahal does, knowingly carrying a tradition forward, half teacher and wise elder, but more as a populist, the James Taylor of blues, say, or a less recalcitrant J.J. Cale. To criticize him for not being Skip James or Robert Johnson sort of misses the point of what Keb' Mo' is shooting for, and like Bonnie Raitt discovered, bringing a modern pop-blues to a wide audience sure beats playing authentic for purists. Either path ...

Keep It Simple 2004, Epic/OKeh

UPC: 696998640825

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