Recorded in 1977 ''Rainbow People'' is Eric Bibb's 1st ground breaking album. Recorded with the assistance of Cyndee Peters and Rudy Smith it is a ''must have'' album for those who appreciate Eric's form of blues and jazz. ''Rainbow People'' means more to me then just an LP. ''It's a gathering of friends and musical ideas that go together and express one thing above all the joy of knowing each other'' - Eric Bibb. 180 gram vinyl.
Opus 3 is both privileged and delighted to release Eric's new album "Blues, Ballads & Work Songs", a further enhancement to Opus 3's association with Eric which goes back to 1977 when he was in effect 'discovered' with the success of his debut album "Rainbow People".
Other albums over the years have included in 1994 "Spirit & The Blues" which proved to be his breakthrough album with great success world-wide, and more recently "Just Like Love"
In this album the basic concept is to cover the complete range of traditional folk/blues songs which were an inherent part of his childhood up to the present time with his own inimitable compositions.
To quote Eric:'Blues, Ballads & Work Songs' is an album I have been working on for most of my life. Its release coincides with my 60th birthday and it celebrates the music that first inspired me to become a guitar-playing singer.
Being as passionate about writing songs as I am about singing and playing traditional material, I couldn't resist including the self-penned tunes at the end of the record. These newer songs, are the 'children' of the older ones.
As always we have strived to achieve the authentic sound which Eric has always loved and it may be of interest to note that the recordings were made using the very same Valve Stereo-Microphone as on his first album!