Freedom Highway - Rhiannon Giddens

Freedom Highway

Rhiannon Giddens

  • Genre: Singer/Songwriter
  • Release Date: 2017-02-13
  • Explicitness: notExplicit
  • Country: USA
  • Track Count: 13

  • ℗ 2017 Nonesuch Records Inc.

Tracks

Title Artist Time
1
At the Purchaser's Option Rhiannon Giddens 4:15 USD 1.29
2
The Angels Laid Him Away Rhiannon Giddens 2:32 USD 1.29
3
Julie Rhiannon Giddens 4:29 USD 1.29
4
Birmingham Sunday Rhiannon Giddens 6:15 USD 1.29
5
Better Get It Right the First Rhiannon Giddens 3:24 USD 1.29
6
We Could Fly Rhiannon Giddens 4:52 USD 1.29
7
Hey Bébé Rhiannon Giddens 3:19 USD 1.29
8
Come Love Come Rhiannon Giddens 5:19 USD 1.29
9
The Love We Almost Had Rhiannon Giddens 4:18 USD 1.29
10
Baby Boy Rhiannon Giddens 4:28 USD 1.29
11
Following the North Star Rhiannon Giddens 1:55 USD 1.29
12
Freedom Highway Rhiannon Giddens 4:47 USD 1.29

Reviews

  • A Voice You Won’t Soon Forget

    5
    By HawkMedic007
    I heard Rhiannon’s voice for the first time today, and immediately was put into a trance. This woman is blessed with a voice for the ages. She and her band have resurrected musical ghosts of the past while weaving together a unique sound supported by lyrics rich in culture and history. I’m looking forward to seeing her perform live. Definitely one of my favs. This is a must have album if you enjoy pure, unfiltered, music from the soul.
  • Amazing!

    5
    By Mahalo47
    After listening to the NPR " Fresh Air" interview with Ms. Giddens, I knew I had to have this album. The historical context of these songs, the gorgeous clarity of her voice, and the deep banjo make for an amazing and soulful sound.
  • Wow

    5
    By Skinny Kangaroo
    With a voice that could preform in any genra, any high or low this voice of the Chocolate Drops shares the horror of the time when man enslaved man ( has it stopped? ). Out standing great album. Easy 4 thumbs up.
  • Musical History Lesson

    5
    By Hillcrest SD
    Who needs school books when Rhiannon Giddens sings about the struggle of the Civil War and the Civil Rights movement so brilliantly? What a passionate set of songs coming from a stunning voice. So thought provoking and very relevant for these times.I will walk along the Freedom Highway with her anytime.
  • An Imperative

    5
    By cowboyji
    This album, along with Valerie June's and Hurray for the Riff Raff's, is one of the best and most important records you'll hear in 2017. Rhiannon is holding all of our feet to the fire on this one.
  • Oh MY!

    5
    By wildkat76
    This album is absolutely sensational - truly a work of art! Regardless of the style of music you appreciate, there is something in this album for everyone. It has an addictive rhythm. Well done!!
  • The Best

    5
    By PerryA
    For my money she's the best female singer recording right now. Her last album was my favorite of the year. This is equally wonderful!
  • A Must Have

    5
    By WritingTeacher
    I just heard "Better Get it Right the First Time" on Bluegrass Situation and immediately pre-ordered. I'm a teacher getting ready to teach a Civil Rights Movement unit to my 7th graders, and there is plenty here for us to study. Thank you, Rhiannon, for keeping it real.
  • Freedom Highway

    5
    By Spirit of Garcia
    Currently listening to this on NPR Music First Listen - and it's a stone masterpiece. RG has always been a great singer, but she excels on this wonderful, wonderful record. Instrumentation kept to a minimum - and all the players are great - so as to highlight her tremendous vocals and wonderful material (Birmingham Sunday a stand out). The songs are great too - without being too strident, the lyrics really hit home, and there are several "good time" songs too. It has a timeless quality to it - made in 2017, but captures the spirit of Harry Smith's Anthology of American Music or Greil Marcus' old, weird America. Haven't heard a better record so far this year - and I have no doubt that this will be on a lot of people's record of the year come December. 10 stars.
  • Keep Hope Alive

    5
    By CRTube
    This album is released one month after the first black US president leaves office and three years into the Black Lives Matter movement and with Donald Trump taking office. This is a time of FEAR for many of us. And it is into this context that Rhiannon Giddens digs deep into our history and the traditions of American Roots music. Her message might be that to be a resilient people you have to know your past. Giddens's songwriting shines on this album much more than her previous work with the Carolina Chocolate Drops and her first solo and follow-up EP. The three covers of Mississippi John Hurt, Richard Farina, and The Staples Singers are carefully chosen to tie into her main theme of knowing your history. The choice of producer Dick Powell and his Civil War Era studio for recordingthe project is as brilliant as Bob Dylan & The Band's settling into the basement. Yes, time and place do matter! I don't just WANT to hear this album, but I NEED to hear it. Right now more than ever. American Roots music has never been more relevant.

Videos from this artist

  • St. James Infirmary Blues

    The Silk Road Ensemble, Yo-Yo Ma, Rhiannon Giddens, Michael Ward-Bergeman, Reylon Yount, Kinan Azmeh, Jeffrey Beecher, Joseph Gramley, Colin Jacobsen & Kojiro Umezaki

  • Black Is the Color

    Rhiannon Giddens

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