Maria Muldaur Download
Apr 26, 1974Auditorium Theatre (Chicago, IL)
Maria Muldaur Download
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Total Length:
16:54
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Maria Muldaur Download

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What Makes Our Downloads Great

Our downloads are all from master recordings owned by Wolfgang's Vault, an archive built from more than a dozen historic collections spanning a wide spectrum of musical genres and legendary performers.

We have painstakingly restored every tape using the highest quality analog-to-digital converters available and the light engineering touch we’ve come to be known for that makes you feel like you were at the show.

All song files are high-quality 320k mp3s, delivered to you in a single zip file. If you haven't used a zip file before, it’s quite simple. On most computers you can just double-click on the zip file to extract it to a folder containing the mp3 song files, which you can then drag into iTunes or whatever library you use.

Sample this concert
  1. 1Don't You Feel My Leg (Don't You Get Me High)03:06
  2. 2Nobody's Fault But Mine05:07
  3. 3Lover Man (Where Can You Be)04:45
  4. 4I'm A Woman03:56
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Item Number:
  • 20050546-4424-AD
Date:
  • Apr 26, 1974
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Sample this concert
  1. 1Don't You Feel My Leg (Don't You Get Me High)03:06
  2. 2Nobody's Fault But Mine05:07
  3. 3Lover Man (Where Can You Be)04:45
  4. 4I'm A Woman03:56
Total Length:
16:54
Copyright:
© Wolfgang's Vault

Liner Notes

Maria Muldaur - vocals, tambourine; David Nichtern - guitar; Ellen Kearney - guitar; John Gutcheon - piano; John Kahn - bass; Earl Palmer - drums

From her early 1960s Jug Band recordings to the present day, Maria Muldaur stands unique in her ability to transcend categorization. For over forty years, Muldaur has shared her deep love of roots music with audiences throughout the country, and as a result, built up a reputation as a gifted performer. By carefully selecting her repertoire from the best North American songwriters, she has encompassed the blues of the Mississippi Delta, New Orleans gospel and jazz, Western swing, Appalachian bluegrass/country and everything in between. Though best known for her 1973 hit "Midnight At The Oasis," Muldaur has always been much more than a one-hit wonder. Blessed with a voice that remains convincing regardless of the genre, her performances offer a compelling study in American musicology.

This excerpt, recorded for the King Biscuit Flower Hour, shortly after the release of her genre-breaking second solo album, Waitress In A Donut Shop, captures Muldaur at her commercial peak and backed by a stellar band. The sparser (no big band or horn section) arrangement of "Don't You Feel My Leg" epitomizes Muldaur's sweet and sexy side with a jazzy feel that is immediately infectious.

The classic blues of "Nobody's Fault But Mine" follows, engaging the audience to join in. Muldaur's take on Billy Holiday's "Lover Man (Where Can You Be)" is particularly fascinating, as she wouldn't get around to releasing this song until almost a decade later. This earlier performance easily stands up to her finest material from this era. The recording closes with one of Muldaur's signature tunes, "I'm A Woman (W-O-M-A-N)." She began performing this song during her tenure with The Jim Kweskin Jug Band in the '60s, and it remains in her repertoire to this day. Sweetened by the supple backing of her band, the tune provides another fine backdrop for Muldaur's distinctive voice, style and sense of humor.

As these songs clearly show, Muldaur's repertoire goes beyond any one niche and cannot be categorized. Her innate ability to balance sweetness and strength within the blues, gospel, jazz or any style she chooses to tackle, makes any Maria Muldaur show a rewarding experience for anyone willing to listen - a true national treasure.

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