- Album name: Takin My Time
- Artist name: Bonnie Raitt
- Year: 1973
- Number of discs: one
- Label: Warner Brothers Records
- Collection: Selman
- Distinguishing characteristics: handwritten track list taped to the front of the album
- Buy it:
- Amazon (CD): $18.90
Level of familiarity before listening
I’ve heard of Bonnie Raitt and think of her as a country singer.
What I expected
This record is from 1973 and I’m not sure why, but that just feels a little early for Bonnie Raitt to have been making country records, but on the other hand, the album art has someone wearing a cowboy hat, so I’ll guess country.
What it was actually like
Definitely parts of this record were country, like You’ve Been In Love Too Long (in which I detected maybe a bit of funk inspiration) and Guilty.
On the other hand, Let Me In sounded like Oompa Loompa music, which is the most ridiculous form of music. Everybody’s Cryin’ Mercy, meanwhile, was very bluesy. In that spirit, I thought Write Me a Few of Your Lines / Kokomo Blues, a classic blues rock track, was the best on the record.
Quite incongruously, Wah She Go Do was a reggae song and I don’t entirely understand why it (or Let Me In) was included on Takin My Time.
3/5: interesting, but not for me