Bonnie Raitt / Home Plate

bonnie 1_opt.jpg Bonnie rightfully struck gold on Nick of Time (1989), however this sizzling slab waxed years earlier in ‘75 somehow missed mass recognition.

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You judge an artist by the company they keep? Then dig Raitt’s prominent posse: Jackson Browne, Vanetta Fields, John Hall, Emmylou Harris, Jeff Porcaro, Terry Reid, John Sebastian, J.D. Souther, Tom Waits, and Jai Winding – to cite a scant few, with Paul Rothchild behind the console.

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The bassist is the equally incomparable Freebo – poppin’ groovin’ and glissandoin’ in the pocket on his fretted, fretless, and guitarron.

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Slick yet soulful, grounded but gritty -she’d render even better on Sweet Forgiveness in ’77 with Daniel Friedberg aka “Freebo” in the bass chair!      

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