It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    July 28, 2011
    Closing:
    August 21, 2011

    Theater: Aaron Davis Hall / West 135th St. and Convent Avenue, New York, NY, 10031

    Synopsis: 

    It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues written by Charles Bevel, Lita Gaithers, Randal Myler, Ron Taylor, and Dan Wheetman, is a rich and rousing musical revue with songs ranging from African chants and spirituals to Delta and Chicago Blues. There are deeply spiritual numbers and raw and kinetic blues standards, with a healthy nod to the American popular song along the way. The score includes classics like Crossroads Blues, Goodnight Irene, Fever and Let the Good Times Roll, together with iconic popular songs made famous by Robert Johnson, BB King, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, Muddy Waters, Ray Charles, Peggy Lee, Patsy Cline, Billie Holiday and more.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF It Ain’t Nothin’ But the Blues

    Exploring the Far Reaches and Forms of the Blues

    Rachel Saltz

    August 2, 2011: Watching “It Ain’t Nothin’ but the Blues,” a musical revue at Aaron Davis Hall, feels a bit like being on a sightseeing tour with an uninspired guide. The things you see may be appealing or even thrilling, but you’re not going to learn much about them that you didn’t already know.

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