Doesn’t get much better than this.
“Blame It On Me” -
When asked what I do for a living, my cynical self-deprecating response might be -
“I make shit up”.
That’s not to discount the only agenda: That is always to write a great song.
A lifetime of iconic songwriting, playing and production credits seems like just part of the gig - until now.
And some disappointments were soul destroying.
I never got cuts with Aretha or Ray and a Natalie Cole cut was lost.
Also disappointing was that in almost every case my master/demo was way better than the resulting cut - maybe with the exception of one Joe Cocker, one of the Rod Stewarts and an Amanda Marshall - all three transcendent and unique exceptions.
However never, until now has my true songwriting & musical intent been so masterfully and inspirationally fulfilled.
Bonnie has done all that I had hoped for, from Aretha, Ray and Natalie, but more so.
Bonnie Raitt’s recording of “Blame It On Me” is, for the first time, after a lifetime of doing this stuff - where my true musical heart and soul are expressed.
Thank you Bonnie for this stunning recording.
“Blame It On Me” - Just Like That