Bonnie Raitt's recording career had begun in 1971 - her splendid debut album was a hit with the critics, but only resulted in modest sales and little public acclaim. Her second album, Give It Up, came out the next year, and again was not much of a commercial success, but earned even higher praise than her debut, as it saw her hone her unique style to perfection. It was more earthy roots-rock seeped with blues, but also with touches of folk, soul and New Orleans brass, highlighted by her excellent singing and slide guitar work.
It featured three original songs alongside a host of interesting covers, including numbers by 1920s blues artist Sippie Wallace, R&B singer Barbara George, songwriter Rudy Clark, and her contemporaries Jackson Browne, Chris Smither and Eric Kaz.
Bonnie Raitt (1971) <|> Takin' My Time (1973)
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