Everybody’s Talkin’ (live)
For those of us who never seem to get enough, music has gifts that just keep on giving. Consider, for instance, the 10-minute version of “Darlin’ Be Home Soon,” on this double live album. Neither Derek Trucks nor Susan Tedeschi was born when the Lovin’ Spoonful wrote that song for the soundtrack of a little-seen Indie film called You’re a Big Boy Now, and yet here’s that song again, re-born in a new century. These are top players playing at the top of their game, and there’s not a bad track here. Other great oldies include “Wade in the Water,” a song with roots that trace back to Harriet Tubman. The band reinvents Stevie Wonder’s “Uptight,” and the Elmore James classic, “Rollin’ and Tumblin’,” along with a couple of new Tedeschi/Trucks numbers, all backed with a crackerjack horn section so tight you forget you’re listening to a live album until you hear the audience going nuts. But, should you come for the horns, you’ll stay for the guitars, because this husband and wife team just set the woods on fire with the interplay of their blues runs. The album was recorded over three nights last October, in Toronto, Washington, D.C., and Bridgeport, Conn. If you hear it, you’re going to wish you’d been there.