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Mississippi Number One

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2006 International Blues Challenge winner Eden Brent is a masterful blues and boogie pianist and vocal stylist. Dubbed “Little Boogaloo” by her mentor and duo partner, the late Abie “Boogaloo” Ames, this Mississippi Delta native holds a degree in music performance but credits Ames’ down-home tutelage with teaching her how to “really play.”

Described by one critic as “Bessie Smith meets Diana Krall meets Janis Joplin,” other reviewers have compared her to Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughn and Norah Jones. Never mind the comparisons. Eden’s fresh voice is one-of-a-kind, and her distinctive style, fusing elements of blues, jazz, soul, gospel and pop, is turning the heads of roots music lovers nationwide.

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released April 15, 2008

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Described by one critic as "Bessie Smith meets Diana Krall meets Janis Joplin," 2009's Blues Music Award winner of both "Acoustic Artist of the Year" and "Acoustic Album of the Year" is a masterful blues & boogie pianist and vocal stylist who combines elements of blues, jazz, soul, gospel and pop. ... more

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Track Name: Mississippi Flatland Blues
It was early in the morning
I was almost out the door
Got a call from my bossman
He said, "I cannot use you no more"
I got the Washington County
My factory done shut down blues
There ain't no good news
I got the Mississippi flatland blues
I went out to Boeing
I thought I'd be flying high
But they closed down and sold the parts
And left me high and dry
I got a job at Vlasic
Puttin' pickles in a jar
But they shut down and GMAC
Came and took my car
Cocaine took my fella
The banker took my home
The streets have got my children
And I'm sitting here alone
I'm so blue and downhearted
I've almost lost my will
I've even thought of suicide
But I ain't fit to kill
If the C & G makes enough money
To fix there worn-out track
I'm gonna hop a freight train
I swear I ain't never coming back
Track Name: He'll Do The Same Thing To You
My man must not love me
He never treats me right
He’s gone all through the daytime
And he’s laying out all night
But I love my fella
He can do just what he’ll do
And I’m warning every woman
He will do the same thing to you
He spent all of my money
On someone else’s gal
Now I’m broke and hungry
And her husband is mad as hell
…And I’m warning every man
He ain’t gonna leave for good
He’s been with me too long
Every time he strays away
He comes right on back home
You can heed my warning
You can learn the hard way too
Even though that man is mine
He’ll do the same thing to you
He is a two-timing scoundrel
That’s without a doubt
He's been with every woman
He even asked my Mama out
…And I’m warning every mother
If you see my fella
Better send him on home to me
I don’t mind the heartache
Or my life of misery
…And I'm warning everybody
Track Name: Love Me 'Til Dawn
It’s the night time and the right time
For the kissing we’ve been missing
So enfold me, Honey, hold me
And love me, love me ‘til dawn
I’m on fire with desire
And this burning keeps me yearning
For you to please me, start to squeeze me
And love me, love me ‘til dawn
The morning sun will soon erase
The night in all it’s splendor
I have waited oh so long
Why won’t you surrender?
So come on Baby, don’t say “maybe”
I’m not guessing, love’s a blessing
It’s so thrilling, and I’m so willing
For you to love me, love me ‘til dawn
Track Name: Mississippi Number One
There ain’t nothing but a two-lane highway
Between me and my childhood home
I was born in the county
Where there was plenty of room to roam
I couldn’t get into too much trouble
But I sure had a lot of fun
Mimosa trees, the birds and the bees
On Mississippi Number One
It cuts right through the Delta
Stretches far as two eyes can see
It won’t take you all the way to Vicksburg
Or to Memphis Tennessee
Westward lies the levee
With the river running by its side
And when the levee broke in ‘27
There was no place to run and hide
Mississippi Number 1
Carry me to my home
Where the Delta Blues was born
Along miles and miles of sandy loam
Mississippi Number 1
Delta Great River Road
I’m Greenville bound past the Indian Mounds
On Mississippi Number 1
It’s a dead end south at 14
It’s a dead end north at 49
It’s the last of the bluest highways
I recommend it if you have the time
It won’t get you there in a hurry
But you're sure to have a lot of fun
Rolling Fork up to Friars Point
On Mississippi Number 1
The ghosts of a thousand bluesmen
Where many has met his end
Fooling around with someone else’s gal
A Delta legend was born again
It’s a very familiar story
Crossroads on a moonlit run
And if you get there late the devil surely will wait
On Mississippi Number 1
Track Name: Meet You Anywhere
Thinking of your body
Remembering your face
I’ve just got to be with you
I’ll meet you anyplace
Your absence shoots through me
Like a bullet shot through the air
I can’t wait to meet you anywhere
Pondering your motion
Imagining your touch
I conjure every inch of you
I love them all so much
The distance between us
Is more than a body can bear
I can’t wait to meet you anywhere
We can meet in Phoenix
Or in Birmingham
Meet me in St. Louis, Baby
I don’t give a damn
Meet me in the middle
Or I’ll meet you all the way
I can’t live without you, Darling
Not for one more day

We can meet in Greenville
Or in Syracuse
Where it’s at is where I’m at
As long as it’s with you
You can write me letters
You can call me on the phone
If I can’t be next to you
I’d rather be alone
Though the world is smaller
It’s getting bigger for me everyday
My heart and soul are limber
But my body gets in the way
I’ll meet you where you’re going
If you will have me there
I can’t wait to meet you anywhere
Track Name: Afraid To Let Go
Lying here beside you
Listening to you breathe
Wanting you so much
I cannot get to sleep
I'm worried, Baby
Worried where this might lead
The promise of tomorrow
Or goodbye in the morning sun
Afraid to let go
Even though we've just begun
Another lover hurt me
It wasn't worth the chance
Of a broken-hearted morning
After one night of romance
Aren't you worried, Baby?
Worried where this might lead?
Toss the wind my caution
And with it past regret
Even the broken-hearted
Must learn how to forget
To be worried, Baby
Worried where this might lead
Track Name: Close The Door
Close the door and walk away
I won’t be waiting
I won’t be wondering about
That girl you’ll hold tonight
If you want her more than me
I’m gonna have to set you free
And there’s nothing more to say
Close the door and walk away
Well it wasn’t long ago
That you said that you loved me
Promised I’d be yours
Until the end of time
But now I’m not the one
You tell your lies to
I’m not the one who’s in your dreams
And on your mind
So close the door and walk away
I’m through with heartache
Lord, I’m through
With loneliness and tears
If she means that much to you
I’ve done all that I can do
And there’s nothing more to say
Close the door and walk away
Track Name: All Over Me
Fifteen years
Fifteen hundred miles
Fifteen thousand words
Fifteen million smiles
You're just like the sun
Far away but I see
Your love light shining down
All over me
A man in the moon
A light in the night
Love so sweet
Makes me feel all right
You’re just like the moon
I remember the day that we met
We didn't dare do anything
That we might regret
But lately something's happened
To make us forget
Yeah, made me feel so good
It keeps me so upset
All over you
Just out of reach
Just so far
I'll make a wish
On that shooting star
You're just like the stars
Even though the miles may keep us apart
You're right where you belong
Wrapped inside of my heart
Even if I knew
We could never be free
You'll always be the best thing
That has happened to me
All over me
Track Name: Until I Die
I had given up on belonging
Given up on finding you
Broken and disheartened
Lonesome and blue
Suddenly in the night
Your love took me by surprise
And I know, yes I know I will be with you
Until the day that I die
Yes, my simple life was so easy
Easier to be alone
With solitary pleasures
I made it on my own
Since I found you
Love has opened my eyes
And I know, yes I know I will be with you
Until the day that I die
Until I die
You'll be here beside me
Until I die
You'll be here to guide me
And When I cry
You'll wipe the tears from my eyes
Until I die
Until the day that I die