Personnel: Natasha (vocals, guitar); Teddy Erwin (guitar); Joel Diamond (piano, organ); David Chesky (organ); Stu Woods (bass); Richard Crooks (drums).
Recorded at BMG Studio A, New York, New York on December 5 & 6, 1990.
Personnel: Natasha (vocals, guitar); Teddy Erwin (guitar); Joel Diamond (piano, organ); David Chesky (organ); Richard Crooks (drums).
Recording information: BMG Studio A, New York, NY (12/05/1990/12/??/1990).
Director: Roy Spangenthal.
Photographer: David King.
Arranger: Joel Diamond .
Chesky Records was best known for jazz and classical in the early 1990s, but the New York label dabbled in New Orleans-influenced R&B, roots-rock and blues with this little-known CD by singer Natasha Turner (who simply went by Natasha). This isn't strictly a blues album -- most of the tunes don't have a 12-bar blues structure -- but because it's so rootsy and down-home, it ended up being placed in blues bins. And, to be sure, you'll find a lot of blues feeling on such earthy offerings as "Open Up the Door," "Wrong Kind of Man" (which Natasha wrote herself), and the Doc Pomus/Dr. John compositions "Tell Me What You're Gonna Do," "Nightbird" and "The Night Is a Hunter." Although its New Orleans influence is hard to miss, this CD was recorded in New York -- not the Crescent City -- and was produced by Chesky Records founder David Chesky. This isn't a fantastic album, but it's competent and satisfying. ~ Alex Henderson