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Playlist of Bonnie Raitt with Sippie Wallace

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  • Bonnie Raitt with Sippie Wallace - Woman Be Wise

    3:22

    A great duet with one of Bonnie's mentors, Sippie Wallace, on Woman Be Wise from The Bonnie Raitt Collection released in 1990. They are having a ball! Enjoy along with them!

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  • You Got to Know How

    4:38

    Bonnie Raitt and friends. Radio broadcast, 1972.

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  • Sippie Wallace - Women Be Wise

    4:24

  • Bonnie Raitt 04 - Woman Be Wise ; also known as Women Be Wise

    3:43

    Bonnie Raitt
    Sigma Sound Studios
    Rainbow Room, WMMR
    Philadelphia, PA, US
    February 22, 1972

    01 [04:03] Mighty Tight Woman
    02 [04:23] Rollin' & Tumblin'
    03 [03:39] Anyday Woman
    04 [03:43] Woman Be Wise
    05 [02:57] Thank You
    06 [03:38] Bluebird
    07 [05:23] Finest Lovin' Man
    08 [04:42] Big Road
    09 [02:50] Stayed Too Long At The Fair
    10 [04:04] Under The Falling Sky
    11 [03:59] Walkin' Blues
    12 [03:06] Can't Find My Way Home
    13 [03:52] Richland Woman Blues
    14 [03:32] Blender Blues
    15 [01:04] Radio Jingle Promo
    16 [02:50] Since I Fell For You
    TT [58:11]

    --------------------------------------------------------------

    Band Info:

    Bonnie Raitt - Guitar, piano, vocals
    Dan (Freebo) Freeberg - Bass
    T.J. Tindle - Guitar, harp
    John Davis - Harp

    --------------------------------------------------------------

    NOTE: this is NOT MY story and is only offered for what it's worth. Ralph

    The Story:

    Like any story passed on with some music this needs to be taken with a grain of salt. Here what was told to me and this is what I know.

    An intern at WMMR in the 80's recorded this show to an
    analog source. Being such a tremendous recording this
    individual longed to re-record the master reel straight to
    a digital source as they became increasingly popular in the
    early 90's. At this point the intern had moved on and no
    longer had this type of access. However, he remembered
    periodically that the studio or the station allowed access
    to the 'records room' for research activity. Posing as a
    university affiliate doing research on 70's radio advertising
    this individual gained access to the master reels with a
    portable Sony DAT deck. The room was laid out with shelves with tables on the far end with cassette decks, reel to reel and 'cart' type recorders. Unplugging the cart recorder and connecting the DAT deck history was then digitized. If you look at the timeline it was more than likely recorded with a Sony TCD D3. This early DAT deck was actually graced with a very nice A to D chip. I believe the same chip found in the Panasonic SV3700. Therefore a very nice digital transcript was made that day.

    At this time I was working at a mail order facility selling
    DAT tapes. Which at the time were very expensive, $12 or more per tape. The individual with this Bonnie recording told us the story above. Is it true? Who knows but he use to buy DAT tapes from us regularly. He made us a cassette of this famous recording and we bugged him to make us a DAT copy for months. He did not have the means to do DAT to DAT. On a visit to the 'store' in Stamford in 1992 we finally were able to make 1 DAT clone. I subsequently cloned that DAT. Most likely the
    clone was made between a Panasonic SV3700 and a Sony 59ES. But, possibly between 2 SV3700's. At the 'shop' we had so many DAT decks with many
    configurations. I have no doubt this is direct from the Pre-FM Reels and one listen and you will have no doubt either. Easily one of the finest recordings by any musician at any time.

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  • Women Be Wise

    3:24

    Provided to YouTube by Rhino/Warner Records

    Women Be Wise (Live at the American Music Hall, San Francisco, May 1976) · Bonnie Raitt

    The Bonnie Raitt Collection

    ℗ 1971 Warner Records Inc.

    Tenor Saxophone: A.C. Reed
    Guitar, Vocals: Bonnie Raitt
    Trombone: Douglas Spurgeon
    Saxophone: Eugene Hoffman
    Bass Guitar: Freebo
    Piano: John Beach
    Harp: Junior Wells
    Flute, Saxophone: Maurice Jacox
    Electric Guitar: Peter Bell
    Electric Guitar: Russell Hagan
    Drums: Steven Bradley
    Trumpet: Voyle Harris
    Piano, Producer: Willie Murphy
    Composer: John Beach
    Composer: Sippie Wallace

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Give It up or Let Me Go

    4:31

    Provided to YouTube by Rhino/Warner Records

    Give It up or Let Me Go (Remastered Version) · Bonnie Raitt

    Give It Up

    ℗ 1972 Warner Records Inc.

    Writer: Bonnie Raitt

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

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  • Ann Arbor Blues Festival 1973 - Women Be Wise - Sippie Wallace & Bonnie Raitt

    3:16

    Ann Arbor Blues Festival 1973 - Women Be Wise - Sippie Wallace & Bonnie Raitt

  • Miss Elizabeth Wise Women Be Wise by Sippie Wallace Napier, New Zealand, Art Deco Week 2013

    4:27

    blues, jazz by Sippie Wallace

  • Women Be Wise

    4:10

    Provided to YouTube by Rhino/Warner Records

    Women Be Wise (Remastered Version) · Bonnie Raitt

    Bonnie Raitt

    ℗ 1971 Warner Records Inc.

    Tenor Saxophone: A.C. Reed
    Guitar, Vocals: Bonnie Raitt
    Trombone: Douglas Spurgeon
    Saxophone: Eugene Hoffman
    Bass Guitar: Freebo
    Piano: John Beach
    Harp: Junior Wells
    Flute, Saxophone: Maurice Jacox
    Electric Guitar: Peter Bell
    Electric Guitar: Russell Hagan
    Drums: Steven Bradley
    Trumpet: Voyle Harris
    Piano, Producer: Willie Murphy
    Composer: John Beach
    Composer: Sippie Wallace

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

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  • Bonnie Raitt - Goin Wild For You Baby

    5:27

    Couldn't find a good version of this song on YouTube ... had fun making it. Hope you like it ... My favorite Bonnie Raitt song!

  • Bonnie Raitt 01 - Mighty Tight Woman

    4:04

    Bonnie Raitt
    Sigma Sound Studios
    Rainbow Room, WMMR
    Philadelphia, PA, US
    February 22, 1972

    01 [04:03] Mighty Tight Woman
    02 [04:23] Rollin' & Tumblin'
    03 [03:39] Anyday Woman
    04 [03:43] Woman Be Wise
    05 [02:57] Thank You
    06 [03:38] Bluebird
    07 [05:23] Finest Lovin' Man
    08 [04:42] Big Road
    09 [02:50] Stayed Too Long At The Fair
    10 [04:04] Under The Falling Sky
    11 [03:59] Walkin' Blues
    12 [03:06] Can't Find My Way Home
    13 [03:52] Richland Woman Blues
    14 [03:32] Blender Blues
    15 [01:04] Radio Jingle Promo
    16 [02:50] Since I Fell For You
    TT [58:11]

    --------------------------------------------------------------

    Band Info:

    Bonnie Raitt - Guitar, piano, vocals
    Dan (Freebo) Freeberg - Bass
    T.J. Tindle - Guitar, harp
    John Davis - Harp

    --------------------------------------------------------------

    NOTE: this is NOT MY story and is only offered for what it's worth. Ralph

    The Story:

    Like any story passed on with some music this needs to be taken with a grain of salt. Here what was told to me and this is what I know.

    An intern at WMMR in the 80's recorded this show to an
    analog source. Being such a tremendous recording this
    individual longed to re-record the master reel straight to
    a digital source as they became increasingly popular in the
    early 90's. At this point the intern had moved on and no
    longer had this type of access. However, he remembered
    periodically that the studio or the station allowed access
    to the 'records room' for research activity. Posing as a
    university affiliate doing research on 70's radio advertising
    this individual gained access to the master reels with a
    portable Sony DAT deck. The room was laid out with shelves with tables on the far end with cassette decks, reel to reel and 'cart' type recorders. Unplugging the cart recorder and connecting the DAT deck history was then digitized. If you look at the timeline it was more than likely recorded with a Sony TCD D3. This early DAT deck was actually graced with a very nice A to D chip. I believe the same chip found in the Panasonic SV3700. Therefore a very nice digital transcript was made that day.

    At this time I was working at a mail order facility selling
    DAT tapes. Which at the time were very expensive, $12 or more per tape. The individual with this Bonnie recording told us the story above. Is it true? Who knows but he use to buy DAT tapes from us regularly. He made us a cassette of this famous recording and we bugged him to make us a DAT copy for months. He did not have the means to do DAT to DAT. On a visit to the 'store' in Stamford in 1992 we finally were able to make 1 DAT clone. I subsequently cloned that DAT. Most likely the
    clone was made between a Panasonic SV3700 and a Sony 59ES. But, possibly between 2 SV3700's. At the 'shop' we had so many DAT decks with many
    configurations. I have no doubt this is direct from the Pre-FM Reels and one listen and you will have no doubt either. Easily one of the finest recordings by any musician at any time.

  • Woman Be Wise

    3:09

    Provided to YouTube by IIP-DDS

    Woman Be Wise · Bonnie Raitt

    Under The Falling Sky

    ℗ FNM

    Released on: 2019-08-19

    Artist: Bonnie Raitt

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Leisa K. Farrow :: Women Be Wise - Sippie Wallace / Bonnie Raitt

    3:54

    Women Be Wise - Sippie Wallace Cover

    Leisa K. Farrow of Yomomanem sitting in with 30 x 90 at Mojito's Rum Bar / New Orleans, LA 05/23/2013.

    Please forgive me for having to rely on the lyrics sheet so much.
    I just started learning this song recently. Hope you enjoy, regardless.

    The 30 x 90 Blues Band is::
    Yvette Watkins, Bass / Jeanine Duhe, Guitar / Thomas, Lead Guitar / Harvey, Harmonica / Terri Sticky-T Cranford, Drums
    Words & Music © Sippie Wallace

  • Something Jazz, NY 2012 Women Be Wise

    3:38

    Something Jazz, NY 2012 Women Be Wise(Music/lyrics;Sippie Wallace.lyrics;Bonnie Raitt)
    Video produced by Larry blumenstein Video Productions, Contact:
    larryblumenstein@aol.com, 917-817-2112. (Copyright 2012) (c).
    --------------------------------------------------------------------
    Ladies Day: a women's jazz ensemble playing compositions by classic and contemporary women composers and lyricists
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    Ladies Day

    MJ Territo, vocals


    Linda Presgrave, piano


    Iris Ornig, bass


    For booking or more information:
    mj@mjterrito.com

  • Bonnie Raitt - Women Be Wise Montreux 1977

    5:15

    07Bonnie Raitt - Women Be Wise Montreux 1977

  • Louise

    2:46

    Provided to YouTube by Rhino/Warner Records

    Louise (Remastered) · Bonnie Raitt

    Sweet Forgiveness

    ℗ 1977 Warner Records Inc.

    Writer: Paul Siebel

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • I Feel the Same

    4:41

    Provided to YouTube by Rhino/Warner Records

    I Feel the Same (Remastered) · Bonnie Raitt

    Takin' My Time

    ℗ 1973 Warner Records Inc.

    Writer: Chris Smither
    Contributor: Milt Holland

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Bonnie Raitt - Women Be Wise - Live at Jazzfest New Orleans 2009

    4:07

    Bonnie Raitt - Women Be Wise - Live at Jazzfest New Orleans 2009

  • What Is Success

    3:33

    Provided to YouTube by Rhino/Warner Records

    What Is Success (Remastered) · Bonnie Raitt

    Streetlights

    ℗ 1974 Warner Records Inc.

    Writer: Allen Toussaint

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Mighty Tight Woman Cover Bonnie Raitt & Sippie Wallace performed by Jamie Gray with Two Trains

    3:15

    Two Trains Band performing at private party.

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  • You Got to Know How

    3:37

    Provided to YouTube by Rhino/Warner Records

    You Got to Know How (Remastered Version) · Bonnie Raitt

    Give It Up

    ℗ 1972 Warner Records Inc.

    Writer: Jack Viertel
    Writer: Sippie Wallace

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Mighty Tight Woman

    4:21

    Provided to YouTube by Rhino/Warner Records

    Mighty Tight Woman (Remastered Version) · Bonnie Raitt

    Bonnie Raitt

    ℗ 1971 Warner Records Inc.

    Tenor Saxophone: A.C. Reed
    Guitar, Vocals: Bonnie Raitt
    Trombone: Douglas Spurgeon
    Saxophone: Eugene Hoffman
    Bass Guitar: Freebo
    Piano: John Beach
    Harp: Junior Wells
    Flute, Saxophone: Maurice Jacox
    Electric Guitar: Peter Bell
    Electric Guitar: Russell Hagan
    Drums: Steven Bradley
    Trumpet: Voyle Harris
    Piano, Producer: Willie Murphy
    Writer: Sippie Wallace

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Bonnie Raitt - Women Be Wise

    4:10

  • Mighty tight woman - Bonnie Raitt

    4:22

    Mighty tight woman(Sippie Wallace)
    1971 Bonnie Raitt - Bonnie Raitt
    Junior Well: harmonica; Steven Bradley: drums
    Freebo: bass; John Beach: piano; Bonnie Raitt: vocals & guitar

  • Bonnie Raitt and The California Honeydrops - Women Be Wise

    4:57

    Crossroads tent
    Byron Bay Bluesfest
    14th April 2017

  • Women Be Wise

    3:09

    Provided to YouTube by IIP-DDS

    Women Be Wise (Live) · Bonnie Raitt

    The Lost Broadcast - Philadelphia 1972

    ℗ The Media Champ

    Released on: 1972-02-02

    Artist: Bonnie Raitt
    Music Publisher: Copyright Control

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Women be Wise .mov

    3:16

    Kate Fleming with Paul Palumbo Live from Leadbetters Tavern in Fells Point 11-14-12

  • Bonnie Raitt - Women Be Wise

    4:10

    Song #11 from her debut album Bonnie Raitt (1971)

  • Bonnie Raitt with the California Honeydrops Honey Horns in Brisbane, Australia

    4:24

    April 12, 2017
    Queensland Center for Performing Arts, Brisbane, Australia

    Performing Women Be Wise by Sippie Wallace
    Recorded by: Peter Keppler
    Video by: Daryl Irvine

  • Women Be Wise

    4:00

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Women Be Wise · Sippie Wallace

    Blues Legend

    ℗ 2011 Master Classics Records

    Released on: 2011-05-19

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Sippie Wallace - Shorty George Blues

    3:15

    Another Okeh acoustic of an early 20s female blues singer. This was recorded October 26th 1923 and, as with the rest of my Okehs, still sounds amazing today. Sippie enjoyed a lifetime of successes and wrote many of her songs herself: a rarity back then. Recorded a Grammy-nominated album with Bonnie Raitt in 1983. And yes, my cat Liba makes a brief appearance.

  • Separation Blues

    3:59

    Maria Muldaur and Bonnie Raitt sang the song with Sippie prior to her death in 1986.

    Sippie Wallace (born as Beulah Thomas, November 1, 1898 -- November 1, 1986) was an American Texas-styled blues singer, and songwriter. Her early career in local tent shows gained her the billing The Texas Nightingale. Between 1923 and 1927, she recorded over 40 songs for Okeh Records, many written by herself or her brothers, George and Hersal Thomas.[1] Her accompanists included Louis Armstrong, Johnny Dodds, Sidney Bechet, King Oliver, and Clarence Williams. Among the top female blues vocalists of her era, Wallace ranked with Ma Rainey, Ida Cox, Alberta Hunter, and Bessie Smith.

    In the 1930s, she left show business to become a church organist, singer, and choir director in Detroit, and performed secular music only sporadically until the 1960s, when she resumed her career. Wallace was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1982, and was inducted into the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame in 1993

    Quelle: Wikipedia

    Die Autobahnkapelle spielt auf der Bühne des Ars Musica in München.

  • Women Be Wise

    3:26

    Provided to YouTube by Rhino Atlantic

    Women Be Wise · Sippie Wallace

    Sippie

    ℗ 1982 Atlantic Records

    Performance: Sippie Wallace
    Writer: Sippie Wallace

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Pete Harris Trio - - Women Be Wise

    3:51


    Pete Harris Trio from a recent gig at the Crown Aldbourne 280215.
    Pete Harris - Guitar & Vocals
    Jeradine Hume - Percussion & Vocals
    Jon Vaughan - Harmonica

  • Bonnie Raitt with Delbert McClinton - Good Man, Good Woman - Late Night 8-20-1992

    4:10

    Bonnie Raitt with Delbert McClinton - Good Man, Good Woman - Late Night 8-20-1992

  • Women Be Wise

    3:00

  • Sippie Wallace - Suitcase Blues

    4:30

  • Bonnie Raitt -- Gypsy In Me

    4:36

    Bonnie Raitt's Gypsy In Me from her new album DIG IN DEEP available Feb 26, 2016 from Redwing Records.
    Pre-order now!
    iTunes: Amazon:

    Filmed and edited by Jason Farrell


    GYPSY IN ME
    Produced by Bonnie Raitt
    Recorded & Mixed by Ryan Freeland

    Recorded at Henson Studios, Hollywood,
    California and Stampede Origin Studio,
    Culver City, California, Winter 2015
    Mixed at Stampede Origin Studio, Culver City, California, Spring 2015
    Mastered by Kim Rosen

    MUSICIANS:
    Bonnie Raitt: Vocal, Electric Slide Guitar
    George Marinelli: Electric Guitars, Backing Vocal
    Mike Finnigan: Electric Piano, Hammond B3, Backing Vocal
    James “Hutch” Hutchinson: Bass
    Ricky Fataar: Drums
    Arnold McCuller: Backing Vocal

    Written by Gordon Kennedy/Wayne Kirkpatrick 

    © 2014 Glennjoy Music (ASCAP) admin by Music Services, Inc./Mad Mother Music (BMI) admin by Razor & Tie Music Publishing, LLC. Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved. International Copyright Secured.

    ℗ © 2016 Redwing Records, L.L.C.

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  • Bonnie Raitt From New Years Eve 1992

    7:44

    Song 1 Time Is On My Side featuring Irma Thomas. Song 2 Thing Called Love. Recorded at the Hard Rock Cafe New Orleans on 1-1-1992.

  • Bonnie Raitt -- Gypsy In Me

    4:10

    Official lyric video for Bonnie Raitt's Gypsy In Me from her new album DIG IN DEEP available Feb 26, 2016 from Redwing Records.
    Pre-order now!
    iTunes: Amazon:

    Video created by Black Balloon (
    Creative Director: Brad Strickman
    Producer: Shane Strickman

    GYPSY IN ME
    Produced by Bonnie Raitt
    Recorded & Mixed by Ryan Freeland

    Recorded at Henson Studios, Hollywood,
    California and Stampede Origin Studio,
    Culver City, California, Winter 2015
    Mixed at Stampede Origin Studio, Culver City, California, Spring 2015
    Mastered by Kim Rosen

    MUSICIANS:
    Bonnie Raitt: Vocal, Electric Slide Guitar
    George Marinelli: Electric Guitars, Backing Vocal
    Mike Finnigan: Electric Piano, Hammond B3, Backing Vocal
    James “Hutch” Hutchinson: Bass
    Ricky Fataar: Drums
    Arnold McCuller: Backing Vocal

    Written by Gordon Kennedy/Wayne Kirkpatrick 

    © 2014 Glennjoy Music (ASCAP) admin by Music Services, Inc./Mad Mother Music (BMI) admin by Razor & Tie Music Publishing, LLC. Used by Permission. All Rights Reserved. International Copyright Secured.

    ℗ © 2016 Redwing Records, L.L.C.

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  • Bonnie Raitt - The Woman Behind The Blues - VH1-1989

    25:15

    Bonnie Raitt - The Woman Behind The Blues - VH1-1989
    Bonnie discusses her roots, her life, and the influence of Blues music. Along with many familiar performance clips, Bonnie treats us with some exclusive studio acoustic tunes. [Graceful Duck Archive]

  • Bonnie Raitt Tribute Women Be Wise

    3:43

    Bonnie Raitt Tribute Show - Alberta Rose Theater, Portland Oregon, Oct 2014
    Featuring Bre Gregg, Lisa Mann, Ara Lee, Anne Weiss, Shelly Rudolph, David Jacobs Strain, Mark Bowden, Rich Landar and Dan Stueber.

  • Woman Be Wise - Sippie Wallace Cover

    3:04

    I just wanted to give it a little go, I love Sippie Wallace she's probably my favourite lady in the world.

  • Under the Falling Sky

    3:46

    Provided to YouTube by Rhino/Warner Records

    Under the Falling Sky (Remastered) · Bonnie Raitt

    Give It Up

    ℗ 1972 Warner Records Inc.

    Writer: Jackson Browne

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • PennyKings women be wise

    3:24

    the penny kings at the friendly spider in Iuka miss doing a sippie Wallace cover

  • Bonnie Raitt | Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power

    4:31

    An interview with Bonnie Raitt (inducted 2000).

    Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion, Power highlighted the flashpoints, the firsts, the best, the celebrated — and sometimes lesser-known women — who moved rock and roll music and American culture forward.

  • Women Be Wise

    4:07

    Provided to YouTube by The Orchard Enterprises

    Women Be Wise · Kathleen France · Tracy Stark

    The Book of Love

    ℗ 2011 Miranda Music, Inc.

    Released on: 2011-10-10

    Music Publisher: Acorn Publishing
    Music Publisher: Sippie Wallace Productions, Inc

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Woman be Wise, Dont Advertise Your Man - Kristine Alpert, Infinite Angel

    3:30

    Woman be Wise, Don't Advertise Your Man - Kristine Alpert, Infinite Angel.
    Written by Sippie Wallace. Performed by sexy Kristine Alpert - Infinite Angel together with Arielle Nicole (Guitar) and Kevin Garinger (Harmonica).
    Kristine has had Bonnie Raitt as inspiration for many years and was intrigued by her version of Woman be Wise.
    Soon Kristine's first professional music video will be released soon, a collaboration between Shoomedia and Kristine's record label Fly Fishing Records.
    It was recorded in Västerås, Sweden.

  • Your Sweet and Shiny Eyes

    2:48

    Provided to YouTube by Rhino/Warner Records

    Your Sweet and Shiny Eyes (Remastered Version) · Bonnie Raitt

    Home Plate

    ℗ 1975 Warner Records Inc.

    Brass Arranger: Fred Tackett
    Contributor: Freebo
    Brass Arranger: Jerry Jumonville
    Writer: Nan O'Bryne

    Auto-generated by YouTube.

  • Bonnie Raitt - Runaway

    4:06

    Long a critic's darling, singer/guitarist Bonnie Raitt did not begin to win the comparable commercial success due her until the release of the aptly titled 1989 blockbuster Nick of Time; her tenth album, it rocketed her into the mainstream consciousness nearly two decades after she first committed her unique blend of blues, rock, and R&B to vinyl. Born in Burbank, CA, on November 8, 1949, she was the daughter of Broadway star John Raitt, best known for his starring performances in such smashes as Carousel and Pajama Game. After picking up the guitar at the age of 12, Raitt felt an immediate affinity for the blues, and although she went off to attend Radcliffe in 1967, within two years she had dropped out to begin playing the Boston folk and blues club circuit. Signing with noted blues manager Dick Waterman, she was soon performing alongside the likes of idols including Howlin' Wolf, Sippie Wallace, and Mississippi Fred McDowell and in time earned such a strong reputation that she was signed to Warner Bros.
    Debuting in 1971 with an eponymously titled effort, Raitt immediately emerged as a critical favorite, applauded not only for her soulful vocals and thoughtful song selection but also for her guitar prowess, turning heads as one of the few women to play bottleneck. Her 1972 follow-up, Give It Up, made better use of her eclectic tastes, featuring material by contemporaries like Jackson Browne and Eric Kaz, in addition to a number of R&B chestnuts and even three Raitt originals. 1973's Takin' My Time was much acclaimed, and throughout the middle of the decade she released an LP annually, returning with Streetlights in 1974 and Home Plate a year later. With 1977's Sweet Forgiveness, Raitt scored her first significant pop airplay with her hit cover of the Del Shannon classic Runaway; its follow-up, 1979's The Glow, appeared around the same time as a massive all-star anti-nuclear concert at Madison Square Garden mounted by MUSE (Musicians United for Safe Energy), an organization she'd co-founded earlier.
    Throughout her career, Raitt remained a committed activist, playing hundreds of benefit concerts and working tirelessly on behalf of the Rhythm and Blues Foundation. By the early '80s, however, her own career was in trouble -- 1982's Green Light, while greeted with the usual good reviews, again failed to break her to a wide audience, and while beginning work on the follow-up, Warners unceremoniously dropped her. By this time, Raitt was also battling drug and alcohol problems as well; she worked on a few tracks with Prince, but their schedules never aligned and the material went unreleased. Instead, she finally released the patchwork Nine Lives in 1986, her worst-selling effort since her debut.
    Many had written Raitt off when she teamed with producer Don Was and recorded Nick of Time; seemingly out of the blue, the LP won a handful of Grammys, including Album of the Year, and overnight she was a superstar. 1991's Luck of the Draw was also a smash, yielding the hits Something to Talk About and I Can't Make You Love Me. After 1994's Longing in Their Hearts, Raitt resurfaced in 1998 with Fundamental. Silver Lining appeared in 2002, followed by Souls Alike in 2005, both on Capitol Records. A year later, Bonnie Raitt and Friends was released, featuring guest appearances from Norah Jones and Ben Harper among others. ~ Jason Ankeny, All Music Guide

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