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  Bonnie Raitt - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Arbonna, "Bonnie" Raitt, (born November 8, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter, and guitar virtuoso who was born in Burbank, California, the daughter of Broadway musical star John Raitt.
Raitt went to see Waterman, and the two soon became friends, "much to the chagrin of my parents, who didn't expect their freshman daughter to be running around with 65-year-old bluesmen," recalled Raitt.
Bonnie Raitt is a member of the Green Party of California.
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 Bonnie Raitt (album) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bonnie Raitt is the self-titled debut album by Bonnie Raitt, released in 1971 (see 1971 in music).
Though album sales were modest, Bonnie Raitt was warmly received by rock critics.
"Raitt is a folkie by history but not by aesthetic," wrote Robert Christgau in his Consumer Guide column.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bonnie_Raitt_(album)   (279 words)

 RATW: Bonnie Raitt Article
Her debut album, simply titled "Bonnie Raitt" and released later that year, demonstrated that here was one artist determined to keep as much creative control over her career as possible.
Bonnie's blues roots are fully displayed on her own arrangements of Tommy Johnson's "Big Road (a close relative of "On The Road Again") and Robert Johnson's classic "Walking Blues" and two Sippie Wallace tunes that still frequently pop up in Raitt's live repertoire, "Mighty Tight Woman" and "Woman Be Wise".
Bonnie herself contributes two songs, a soulful ballad in "Thank You:" and "Finest Lovin' Man", but perhaps the most affecting cut on the album is a gentle, compelling treatment of Paul Siebel's "Any Day Woman" that effectively combines Bonnie's vocal and instrumental strong points with her feminist sensibilities.
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 Bonnie Raitt - Biography
In March of 2000, Bonnie was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; this was followed by her welcome into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame, along with her father, in June 2001.
Featuring Bonnie's stunning interpretation of the David Gray-penned title track, the Grammy-nominated "Gnawin' On It," and the hit single "I Can't Help You Now," Silver Lining was considered by many critics to be one of the best albums of her career.
Bonnie continues to use her influence to affect the way music is perceived and appreciated in the world.
www.bonnieraitt.com /bio.php   (1736 words)

Bonnie Raitt is rightfully considered part of the all-time elite of blues musicians, and recognized as a peer by the artists she once admired from afar.
When the project was put together, Bonnie called on a number of friends, with whom she had shared the stage many times before and whose songs, having found a whole new interpretation in her performance, had become staples in her live repertoire long ago.
Short of experiencing Bonnie Raitt live on stage, "Road Tested" is the best evidence why rock and blues music, particularly when performed by an artist with such an unmatched passion for her work and skill as a guitar player as is Raitt, is a vastly different experience than listening to a studio album.
www.themisathena.info /music/raitt1.html   (1749 words)

 textuality - Bonnie   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Bonnie is concerned with identifying bottlenecks; the name is a tribute to Bonnie Raitt, who knows how to use one.
Bonnie is not the biggest nor most comprehensive of such programs, but is unequaled (though I say so myself) in its combination of ease-of-use and usefulness-of-output.
Bonnie's copyright is held by me, but I have given away unlimited rights to run, copy, modify, or otherwise use the software, subject only to some unenforceable moral obligations.
www.textuality.com /bonnie   (173 words)

 Bonnie Raitt - The Complete Collection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
It's her first album ever to bear the credit "Produced by Bonnie Raitt." Conspicuously absent is even one of her signature 12-bar blues stomps.
All the while, Raitt was also dealing with a series of family crises.
In typical form, Raitt is fired up by the challenge of performing the ambitious and innovative material on Souls Alike onstage.
www.modernblues.net /raitt.htm   (817 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: The Best of Bonnie Raitt: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
When Bonnie Raitt collected four Grammies for her 1989 multiplatinum breakthrough Nick of Time, it offered sweet justification for fans that had followed her through years of great recordings but plenty of hard luck in terms of commercial success.
Bonnie Raitt stand alones in the music world and the material on this new collection prove why Bonnie deserves to be more popular in Europe.
Bonnie expanded her sound during the 90's thanks to the talents of people like Don Was and company and Bonnie's finally believing in what she can do in the studio.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00008W2HY   (1227 words)

 VH1.com : Bonnie Raitt : Biography
With 1977's Sweet Forgiveness, Raitt scored her first significant pop airplay with her hit cover of the Del Shannon classic "Runaway"; its follow-up, 1979's The Glow, appeared around the same time as a massive all-star anti-nuclear concert at Madison Square Garden mounted by MUSE (Musicians United for Safe Energy), an organization she'd co-founded earlier.
By this time, Raitt was also battling drug and alcohol problems as well; she worked on a few tracks with Prince, but their schedules never aligned and the material went unreleased.
Many had written Raitt off when she teamed with producer Don Was and recorded Nick of Time; seemingly out of the blue, the LP won a handful of Grammys, including Album of the Year, and overnight she was a superstar.
www.vh1.com /artists/az/raitt_bonnie/bio.jhtml   (596 words)

 Bonnie Raitt Tickets - Order Bonnie Raitt Concert Tickets - Bonnie Raitt Tickets On Sale Now!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Raitt is backing her new album, "Souls Alike." It is the ninth album release for the nine-time Grammy winner.
Bonnie Raitt is kicking off her concert tour Wednesday, November 2 at 8 p.m.
Raitt is scheduled to perform 21 shows on her tour, including 20 different stops.
www.greatseats.com /artist/bonnie_raitt/index.asp   (402 words)

 STLtoday - Entertainment - Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
But Raitt, at 55, has restorative power, and that was evident Saturday night as she regaled a sold-out crowd with her good-natured banter, soulful vocals and stinging slide guitar.
Raitt and her stellar four-man band opened with the funky, uptempo new tune "Unnecessarily Mercenary," written by keyboardist Jon Cleary, whose energetic fingers helped primed the crowd for a good time.
Highlights of two encores included Raitt's full-bodied vocals on "The Bed I Made" as well as the most gorgeous rendition of "I Can't Make You Love Me." Clearly, her voice has not lost one iota of its richness as she embraced the lyrics with strength and grace.
www.stltoday.com /stltoday/entertainment/reviews.nsf/concert/story/85D9FA00E071B2AF8625709600074884?OpenDocument   (511 words)

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Bonnie Raitt and a former producer for the Rolling Stones in 1996 were, according to
In Havana Raitt met with and embraced Castro, unperturbed by this Marxist mass murderer's history of atrocities, e.g., routinely imprisoning, torturing and executing gays merely for being homosexual.
Only weeks prior to Raitt singing her love song to Castro, noted Corn, four dissidents had been sentenced to prison for the crime of "publishing a critique of the 1997 Cuban Communist Party platform." During the two months before Raitt's concert, wrote Corn, "at least 17 independent journalists were arrested.
www.discoverthenetwork.org /individualProfile.asp?indid=1565   (1213 words)

 Amazon.com: Souls Alike: Music: Bonnie Raitt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
After almost 35 years of recording, Bonnie Raitt knows exactly who she is and what she wants, as Souls Alike, the first self-produced album of her career, attests.
Two songs written by pianist Jon Cleary, "Love on One Condition" and "Unnecessary Mercenary," reflect the Little Feat-in-New Orleans side to Raitt's music, while the reggae underpinnings of "God Was in the Water," the electro-worldbeat of "Deep Water," and the slide-guitar funk of "Trinkets" find her settling naturally into a variety of grooves.
Altogether, these songs showed Bonnie Raitt affirming the path she's chosen, honest and hard-earned stories of a woman who's at peace with herself and not about to sway from who she is.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B0009ZE9K8?v=glance   (1085 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Silver Lining: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Bonnie's new album is her 'band album', as she tries to capture the essence of her live shows on an album.
As a big Bonnie Raitt fan of thirty years I was impatiently looking forward to her first release since 1998's 'Fundamental' but I have to say I'm a little disappointed.
Bonnie Raitt and on many of the tracks Bonnie showcases all her many sides.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B00005YXJA   (1322 words)

 Waterloo Records - Bonnie Raitt : Souls Alike *   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In fact, this 2005 album marks the first time that Raitt produced her own record (with assistance from longtime associate Tchad Blake), allowing her a new level of creative input.
Although Raitt's emotive singing and guitar playing almost always feature an element of the blues, that vibe is downplayed here in favor of a mellower rock atmosphere exemplified by opening track "I Will Not Be Broken," a laid-back tune with a deceptively defiant message.
Though SOULS ALIKE does mark a bit of a departure for Raitt, it's true enough to her style and strengths to retain her old fans while gaining some new admirers.
www.buymusichere.net /rel/v2_viewupc.php?storenr=13&upc=72434736282&pt=1   (296 words)

 Bonnie Raitt Tickets - Bonnie Raitt Tickets   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Bonnie Raitt holds the respectable claim of being the only woman in mainstream rock to be recognized as a guitar virtuoso.
Raitt picked up her first guitar at age nine, and began her singing career in her early teens on the Boston and Philadelphia folk and blues circuit.
Raitt abruptly dropped out of sight for awhile after this album, as she struggled to control her alcohol and drug use.
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 Amazon.com: Bonnie Raitt: Music: Bonnie Raitt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Raitt's self-titled debut, recorded when she was only 21 years old, is a stunner that still holds up decades later.
Bonnie wrote two of the songs here (Thank you, Finest loving man) but relied mainly on covers, beginning with a cover of Bluebird (written by Stephen Stills, famous as a member first of Buffalo Springfield then of Crosby Stills and Nash).
Bonnie and her fellow musicians had a good time making this record, and that is obvious to anyone who listens to it.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00005Q46B?v=glance   (1114 words)

 Bonnie Raitt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Raitt paid her dues in every sense of the cliche, and Road Tested shows that she both remembers her roots and has earned the clout to make this disc exactly the way she wants.
Through Raitt's duet-heavy set list, or her closing request for fans to "take care of each other," she proves that despite the hazards of business, she has survived as the genuine article.
If Bonnie Raitt has slipped deep into the mainstream, it is because so many people sense that honesty in performances like these.
www.penduluminc.com /MM/reviews/raitt.html   (330 words)

 Tower Records - Silver Lining - Bonnie Raitt   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
SILVER LINING may be Bonnie Raitt's 16th album, but this scarlet-haired troubadour shows no signs of a creative downturn.
Bonnie Raitt has been exploring this No Man's Land for most of the last decade, and Silver Lining continues this trend with a collection that's wise, witty and full of Raitt's expected fiery vocals and slashing slide guitar work.
Raitt also flexes her world-beat chops with a couple of tunes that take the blues back to their African roots, "Hear Me Lord," a South African township workout written by Oliver Mtukudzi and "Back Around," a duet with Malian songwriter/guitarist Habib Koité.
www.towerrecords.com /product.asp?pfid=2644831   (403 words)

 BONNIE RAITT -- Road Tested (Capitol)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
After a career of almost 25 years in the music industry, Grammy Award winner Bonnie Raitt has just released her first live album.
One of the things she wanted to do with the album was to include songs that are performed "in a way that is significantly different from the studio versions".
Bonnie's live take on "Three Time Loser" sounds better than her original.
www.thenightowl.com /reviews/bonnie.htm   (290 words)

 BONNIE RAITT: Silver Lining (Capitol)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Raitt has said in recent interviews that she thinks this is the best album she's ever done.
The legendary slide guitarist has been in a rut for her last few albums, and Silver Lining shows no sign of her stepping out of it.
The song has no melody on the vocal, and aside from her guitar work with Roy Rogers on the track, this one is just awful.
www.thenightowl.com /reviews/bonnie2.htm   (224 words)

 Bonnie Raitt - Souls Alike : album review
For Souls Alike is what Bonnie Raitt does best - superb bluesy rock, with Raitt on top form, both vocals-wise and on her beloved slide guitar.
Souls Alike is Raitt's first album to be self-produced, and it's the sound of a woman comfortable in her own skin.
Although Raitt hasn't written any of the songs featured on the album, she's gathered a fine songwriting team behind her.
www.musicomh.com /albums4/bonnie-raitt_0905.htm   (711 words)

 Blogcritics.org: Review: Souls Alike Bonnie Raitt
Bonnie Raitt long ago carved out her place in rock's pantheon of great players.
From Raitt's seemingly effortless solos, the taut rhythms of the base and drums, and the interplay of keyboards and guitars the whole band is in perfect synchronicity.
While she may not get the recognition that some of her male contemporaries have garnered in the public eye, Bonnie Raitt is one of the premier rock/blues performers in North America right now.
blogcritics.org /archives/2005/09/10/140051.php   (1289 words)

 Salon Sharps and Flats | Bonnie Raitt
What strikes you first about the new Bonnie Raitt album is the unmistakable sound of a band rocking out in real time, and that's why "Fundamental" is reminding everybody of the singer's 1971 self-titled debut.
When 1989's "Nick of Time" won Raitt a mass audience after years of being a critical do-gooder favorite and commercial disappointment, it was a victory shared by everybody happy to see a worthy talent finally coming out on top.
The swampy sound of Raitt's slide slipping over the strings of her Stratocaster is one of the sweetest musical signatures in popular music, and a major element in Raitt's enduring appeal is that she's always been a player in the band, a musician more than a personality.
www.salon.com /music/sharps/1998/04/23sharps.html   (534 words)

 Bonnie Raitt joins the ranks of entertainers who are critical of George Bush - Pravda.Ru
Bonnie Raitt joins the ranks of entertainers who are critical of George Bush - Pravda.Ru 24 March 2006
Bonnie Raitt joins the ranks of entertainers who are critical of George Bush
The nine time Grammy award winner, Bonnie Raitt, received a thunderous applause from her Swedish audience at the Stockholm Jazz Festival, when she said: "We're gonna sing this for George Bush because he's out of here, people!", and then she broke into her song “Your Good Thing (Is About to End)".
english.pravda.ru /world/20/91/368/13509_Raitt.html   (472 words)

 Sheet Music Plus - Bonnie Raitt: Road Tested   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
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 Bonnie Raitt
Raitt was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2000.
Interview: Bonnie Raitt discusses her fascination with the African roots of blues music, her latest album and personal life
Bonnie Raitt's new album reflects her spiritual quest.
www.infoplease.com /ipea/A0154892.html   (238 words)

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