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Born 2B Blue


Download links and information about Born 2B Blue by Steve Miller. This album was released in 1988 and it belongs to Rock, Blues Rock, Pop genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 42:17 minutes.

Artist: Steve Miller
Release date: 1988
Genre: Rock, Blues Rock, Pop
Tracks: 10
Duration: 42:17
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No. Title Length
1. Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah 4:13
2. Ya Ya 3:37
3. God Bless the Child 5:00
4. Filthy McNasty 2:50
5. Born to Be Blue 5:25
6. Mary Ann 4:49
7. Just a Little Bit 4:04
8. When Sunny Gets Blue 4:36
9. Willow Weep for Me 5:12
10. Red Top 2:31



Disregard the fact that the "space" in Steve Miller's "space blues" was a large part of why he had his own distinctive musical identity, because if you're going into 1988's Born 2B Blue looking for a return to his trademark space blues, or even a revitalization of his roots, you'll be sorely disappointed. In fact, this isn't even a blues album — it's a jazz album, pitched halfway between soul-jazz and smooth jazz. He's able to draft such heavy-hitters as Phil Woods and Milt Jackson for guest spots, and his taste in material is quite nice, balancing the overly familiar ("Willow Weep for Me," "God Bless the Child") with relatively obscure R&B cuts ("Ya Ya," "Mary Ann") and selections that demonstrate that he's a genuine fan, such as Horace Silver's "Filthy McNasty." Now, does all this make Born 2B Blue a worthwhile genre exercise? Well, in a sense, it does, since Miller is passionate as he can be, turning in charmingly laid-back performances that may not be noteworthy, but are pleasant as can be. So, it winds up being something that's modestly impressive and enjoyable as it's playing, but no matter what its virtues are, it's more noteworthy for what it is than what it gives.