8. I’m Guilty 5:44
written by Randy Newman ©Warner/Chappel, Universal, EMI
Vocals & Harmonica - Tracy K
Acoustic Guitar - Jamie "Snakeman" Steinhoff
Bass - Nenad "Keza" Zdjelar
Organ - Travis Haugen
I’ve been singing this song for what seems like my whole life, in band and acoustic. Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro’s review says more than I can….The disc closes with it's only cover - a spine tingling, bone chilling, hair raising rendition of Randy Newman's "Guilty". It features Nenad and Travis creating the heartbeat on the bass and organ and is highlighted by Tracy singing her heart out while Jamie puts on a pristine performance on acoustic guitar. At nearly six minutes long, the recording was about ten minutes too short for me. If you're a music teacher and the lesson is about putting your heart, soul and your mind into the song, just stop instructing and play this track. In addition to a four chair turn, a performance like this would create havoc amongst "The Voice" judges.
An interesting side note about this track is that it starts off with footsteps (apparently walking over to the turntable) and leads into the sound of a needle being dropped onto a record. Then, as the song begins, and ends, you can actually hear the scratches so commonly associated with that mode of listening. Tracy explained to me that as a youngster, she actually wore out the needle listening to Bonnie Raitt's version of the song and she just felt right adding it to her version, in tribute to her greatest influence. - Peter "Blewzzman" Lauro, Blues Editor @ www.Mary4Music.com , 2011 Keeping the Blues Alive Recipient
Well, thanks for that Mr. Lauro!