Let Me Play With Your Poodle

Let Me Play With Your Poodle

by Marcia Ball



This album of snaky swamp rock is one of Ball's best recordings. Great choice of songs (she wrote 5 of the 13) that let her show all her talents, both vocally and instrumentally. Slow-tempo songs display the force of her voice, as in "I Still Love You," and another of the many gems, "For the Love of a Man." Meanwhile, the playfulness of the title cut and "The Right Tool for the Job" allow her to have fun and let the band air it out. Then there is the perfect song to end the disc and an absolute tour de force, Randy Newman's "Louisiana 1927." Ball has again assembled another top-notch cast of characters who more than hold up their end of the bargain. A few of the many who shine are George Rains on drums, Mark Kazanoff, who does double duty as a co-producer and excels on various saxes, and Derek O'Brien, who also co-produced and shares much of the guitar work with Steve Williams. If you don't know Marcia Ball, this is a fantastic introduction, and if you liked her past work this is a gem you won't want to miss.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/24/1997
Label: Rounder / Umgd
UPC: 0011661315129
catalogNumber: 613151

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Marcia Ball   Primary Artist,Piano,Vocals,Wurlitzer
Doyle Bramhall   Vocals
Fran Christina   Drums,Vocals
Rodney Craig   Drums
Clarence Holliman   Guitar
Mark "Kaz" Kazanoff   Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Paul Klemperer   Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Vocals
Derek O'Brien   Guitar,Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar,Vocals
Riley Osbourne   Hammond Organ
Red Rails   Saxophone
George Rains   Drums
John Treanor   Washboard,Rubboard
Randy Zimmerman   Trombone
Larry Fulcher   Bass
Mike Cross   Vocals
B.E. Smith   Percussion,Conga,Tambourine,Shaker
Izmore   Baritone Saxophone
Alicia Jones   Vocals
Christina Mars   Vocals
Steve Williams   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Vocals,Slide Guitar,Tremolo
Gary Slechta   Trumpet
David Carroll   Bass
Don Bennett   Bass,Vocals

Technical Credits

Marcia Ball   Producer
Mark "Kaz" Kazanoff   Producer,Horn Arrangements
Derek O'Brien   Producer
James Polk   Horn Arrangements
Stuart Sullivan   Engineer

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