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Dee Dee Bridgewater

Memphis. Yes, I'm Ready

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1 Yes, I'm Ready  
2 Giving Up  
3 I Can't Get Next To You  
4 Going Down Slow  
5 Why? (Am I Treated So Bad)  
6 B.A.B.Y.  
7 Thrill Is Gone  
8 The Sweeter He Is  
9 Can't Stand The Rain  
10 Don't Be Cruel  
11 Hound Dog  
12 Try A Little Tenderness  
13 (Take My Hand) Precious Lord  
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Inspired by Bridgewater's Return to Her Birth City of Memphis and the Exploration of Her Musical Roots and Influences

Every picture tells a story; every journey begins differently.  The story of Dee Dee Bridgewater's stunning new album, Memphis...Yes, I'm Ready, begins in that city, where she was born at Collins Chapel Hospital, located not far from where the album was recorded at Producer Willie Mitchell's historic Royal Studios.  Dee Dee's father, a trumpet player affectionately known as "Matt the Platter Cat" was a DJ at WDIA, the top Memphis radio station, and even when the family moved to neighboring Flint, Michigan, the young Dee Dee continued to listen to the great sounds of the Memphis music scene by tuning-in late night from across state lines.  And oh what a music scene it was!

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NPR/Jazz Night In America, PRI/Jazz After Hours, CBC
Markets include: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Wash DC, Atlanta, Miami, Minneapolis, Detroit, Denver, Portland, New Orleans, Baltimore, St. Louis, Kansas City, Austin, Indianapolis, Orlando, Memphis, Madison WI, Tampa, Berkeley CA, Sacramento, San Antonio, Knoxville, Hartford CT, Omaha NE, Reno NV, IA(Statewide), MS(Statewide), Vancouver
Online: Soulandjazz.com, MOJA , Sun Music, The Eclectic Chair, Jazz From Gallery 41, Green Arrow Radio, Radio Free Amsterdam, Radio Valencia, Jazz&Blues Report, Taintradio

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