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Eric Bibb — Don't Ever Let Nobody Drag Your Spirit Down
Album: Mali to Memphis
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7.3

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Total ratings: 1774









Released: 1999
Length: 6:46
Plays (last 30 days): 3
You might slip, you might slide, you might
Stumble and fall by the road side
But don't you ever let nobody drag your spirit down
Remember you're walking up to heaven
Don't let nobody turn you around

Walk with the rich, walk with the poor
Learn from everyone, that's what life is for
And don't you let nobody drag your spirit down
Remember you're walking up to heaven
Don't let nobody turn you around

Well I might say things that sound strange to you

And I might preach the gospel, I believe it's true
I won't let nobody drag my spirit down
Yes, I'm walking up to heaven
Won't let nobody turn me around

You might slip, you might slide, you might
Stumble and fall by the road side
But don't you ever let nobody drag your spirit down
Remember you're walking up to heaven
Don't let nobody turn you around
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 nelamvr6 wrote:

If I never hear this again it won't hurt my feelings. 



And if you never post again the feeling is likewise 
If I never hear this again it won't hurt my feelings. 
 k3rmit wrote:

Blues harp wins an automatic 8.
+1 for atypical beat.




I Agree!  GREAT TUNE!!  I never heard of him before this, Thanx RP!     
This is great! Does anybody know if this guy has ever worked with Harry Manx? Would be very curious about what they'd come up with. 
Thanks for playing :)
 jimtyrrell wrote:

Thanks Putumayo for all the great compilations you have put together. Thanks to Starbucks for putting this collection on the counter.



thank you rp for feeding it to my ears n brian
 ecojot wrote:
... just the right amount of notes ...
 
By weight or by volume?
His timing is brilliant and he plays just the right amount of notes - not too few nor too many. 
Saw him in France some years ago Back stage he was selling cds A one man show Kind humble guy
Blues harp wins an automatic 8.
+1 for atypical beat.
Thanks Putumayo for all the great compilations you have put together. Thanks to Starbucks for putting this collection on the counter.
Great
Down powerful blues and beautiful at the same time.  Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago.{#Dance}
wow. kinda got locomotive power. 
 Kokoloco53 wrote:
Cool, don't think I've ever heard Eric Bibb on this station. I've been a big fan for a long time. Thanks RP. Our local arts presenters have presented Eric in concert 3 times over the past 20 years and his acoustic solo show is awesome. His daddy, Leon used to play a bit with Bob Dylan.

 
Definitely agree, if you get a chance to see him live, go. He puts on a great show.
wow, what a lyrics
Cool, don't think I've ever heard Eric Bibb on this station. I've been a big fan for a long time. Thanks RP. Our local arts presenters have presented Eric in concert 3 times over the past 20 years and his acoustic solo show is awesome. His daddy, Leon used to play a bit with Bob Dylan.
great song to start the day with imo, Thank you NeilBlanchard!
This song is ageless, I think.

It's been 11+ years since I uploaded it. It got accepted immediately, without having to go to LRC, as I remember it. I miss the LRC and uploading songs, actually.
 handyrae wrote:

I'm not sure if that's a compliment or an insult.

 
The original comment was intended as a compliment. EB is a hell of a showman, a consumate performer and an interesting bloke.
He has just not written that track which will be played 100 years from now, but I still have hope.
(That he will, not that I will be there). 
More Mr Bibb, saw him at Byron Bay Blues fest 15 years ago,  he was awesome, followed by Keb Moe, it was a good afternoon.

 Image result for eric bibb byron bay
This entire album is great!
Great meaning 
Like it !!!!
{#Cheers}
Love this,....another new artist in my playlist thanks to RP.   Two funerals this week....I needed this.
This entire album is pretty good to have around..
 trevc wrote:
If you ever get a chance, go and see Eric. He is a brilliant live performer. Witty too.

 
He is awesome and he sings the HAPPY BLUES.  Need to hear the CAPE.
If you ever get a chance, go and see Eric. He is a brilliant live performer. Witty too.
Very, Very Nice
Good gawd - cool groove!
Good stuff
 Cynaera wrote:
I'm with the consensus here - what a wonderful, empowering, encouraging song for the downtrodden and despairing!  I love this whole set - very positive and possible. (Well, except for walking between raindrops, especially if you live in Seattle.) {#Lol}{#Sunny}

 


{#Clap}
 oldfart48 wrote:
Eric...The Real Deal....{#Dance}

 
..... yer not wrong :))
Very Chris Thomas King-ish / O Brother-ish.

The Moj liketh muchly! 
 meauclaire wrote:
Has a Keb' Mo vibe to it.  Really good.

 
Was vaguely thinking this, based on my limited exposure to Keb Mo. Love the syncopated clip-clopping beat. 
 Poacher wrote:

*sigh* Picks up socks at arms length and hands them back. *carries on listening*

 
{#Lol}
Eric...The Real Deal....{#Dance}
 helgigermany wrote:
Very nice ! I have to rate this song with 8-9!!

 
Don't quite know why either- but I'd say its a 9 fo' sure. Earthy, simple, swingin, heartfelt.



Very nice ! I have to rate this song with 8-9!!
Eric is great, just discovered him recently. His recent Deeper in the Well is excellent. Why not play more, he has plenty of albums with different styles. Would make a change from U2 etc. 
 TerryS wrote:
Eric is not brilliant at anything, but he's really good at nearly everything
 
I'm not sure if that's a compliment or an insult.
Luv the Bibbster!
Eric is not brilliant at anything, but he's really good at nearly everything
somebody been listenin' to Ali Farka Tourre.
very cool! 
The Blues is an ultra-conservative form of music.  Discuss among yourselves.  {#Group-hug}
I have no idea why - I like this !!
"They call me MISTER Bibb!"
 
Liking it...
Go and see him live, he's a christian man, and really good, if he has his band he's very good. I saw him at Bishopstock many moons ago, with his Swedish friends and that flicked the lights on for me. Really good. Good Stuff was the CD of that time, I still play it often, many of the songs on that album are in the live repertoire.
I think this version is *only* available on the Mali To Memphis CD.  This arrangement is sublime...

My upload!  {#Angel}

Neil

 drcrnp wrote:
Don't let nobody turn you 'round

The man just knocks my socks off 
 
*sigh* Picks up socks at arms length and hands them back. *carries on listening*
some subdued dobro for good measure

Good Blues... Bare bones, start out feeling low and soon...spirits lift...
Just like many of the great blues folks who paved his path.....Eric is making all his money in Europe.
We're liking "POP" too much over here.
just realised my foot was tapping, and it made me look up and check this song - yes, I like it, the Blues always gets me like that! Great words to this song too, make it the motto for today..... {#Motor}
Easily 8ish.....(harmonica)

The Blues give me the blues.
Gospel Blues, I reckon you'd call this. Love the harmonica - wah, wah, wah! Great back to basics 12-bar - 8 from the toe-tappin' Nottingham jury.
We saw Eric at a local theater last year. A superb evening, good voice and tales from the road. Worth seeking out IMO.
I like this music. Never heard of him.
How have I never heard of Eric Bibb before this? Why has everyone been hiding him from me?
Has a Keb' Mo vibe to it.  Really good.
really great stuff
Don't let nobody turn you 'round

The man just knocks my socks off 
We saw Eric Bibb at Jazz in Marciac last year. Dragged my spirit up by the socks! 
This is a magnificent song .
I got a fever, and the only prescription... is more harmonica {#Cool}
I'm with the consensus here - what a wonderful, empowering, encouraging song for the downtrodden and despairing!  I love this whole set - very positive and possible. (Well, except for walking between raindrops, especially if you live in Seattle.) {#Lol}{#Sunny}
It's not avail as a single on iTunes? Great song!
 posworld wrote:
This is cool. Really hits the right feel.
 
Channeling Solomon Burke, Fairfield Four, Blind Boys, Taj Mahal. Dig it.

Eric Bibb is super!
This Putumayo collection is first rate.  I listen to it all the time.  What a strange trip it's been from Mali to Memphis.
Nice work on the gob iron !!
 helgigermany wrote:
Nice!
 
Indeedy!
 mwsteele79 wrote:
2.... 1 :(
 

You're dragging my spirit down.....
8——9
:)
Amen!
yeah, yeah, yeah, just right on a sat afternoon. thanks RP.

Eric Bibb 4 by ~JesseWray
Jesse Wray-McCann  ©2008-2010 ~JesseWray

A totally unmodified photo.
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This is cool. Really hits the right feel.
If you get the chance, go and see this man in the live flesh, cos he is sooooo good.
I've seen him twice now, he's so chilled, and deeply religious, so if you like this, he's a great night.
Specially if Larry Crockett is on drums.

 Dirktooth wrote:
A worthwhile song to hear, especially after a month of heartbreak. It's good to be reminded to keep my head up.
 
Seven months later, I hope things are looking up for you, Dirktooth.

nice, I thought this was Keb Mo' at first.
 bobringer wrote:

You're telling me... My girlfriend was just in here trying to talk to me about something and all I could think about was this coming out of my speakers.
 

Just wanted to be the first to congratulate you on your impending nuptials and the new 4 door Lexus to accomodate the new bundle of joy the stork is bringing your way.

Nice!
Hi,

I just found out the name of Eric Bibb's own album with a live version of this song is on it: "Painting Signs".

"Painting Signs" is Eric's third studio album. Recorded mostly in Tonezone Studios, Kent, England, this album features several new compositions by Eric, as well as tracks written by some of the major influences in American roots music - Rev. Gary Davis, Pop Staples & Jimi Hendrix.


On this album, Eric is joined by bass player/producer Dave Bronze, keyboard player Janne Petersson and Henry Spinetti on the drum stool. Old friends Linda Tillery & The Cultural Heritage Choir provide wonderful backing vocals. The album also includes a live reworking of "Don't Ever Let Nobody Drag Your Spirit Down" featuring Eric duetting with the legendary Wilson Pickett.



Neil


this has been the best you played most of this afternoon. {#Whistle}


One of the all time greats.
Happy to have RP now! Thanks for this music!

A worthwhile song to hear, especially after a month of heartbreak. It's good to be reminded to keep my head up.
goin to jazzfest, this is SO my song for the trip!!!
just a stone groove
 glydev wrote:
This is tremendous......
 
You're telling me... My girlfriend was just in here trying to talk to me about something and all I could think about was this coming out of my speakers.
This is tremendous......
Authentic bluesman right here!
Thank you for visiting Bellingen, NSW, Australia!
We love you, and your art!

Can Bill pick 'em or what?
Eric Bibb is a very nice new acquaintance - thx again, RP!
One little bridge between two sounds points{#Bananajam}
MMMMMUUUUUUTE....
Harmonica sounds like Phil Wiggins...anyone know who it is?

LOVE the real thing......this is great!
cool
WOW! Never heard of him til now.. gonna have to find some more of his music...
Smooth and EXACTLY what I needed!  {#Roflol}
 mwsteele79 wrote:
Repetitive and annoying.
 
repetitive, duh?  that's the blues form by definition...  and annoying?  I don't get it.
If you don't like the blues, I can understand "annoying"  ...just let the song be, dude.

2.... 1 :(
Good stuff.
Solid.  {#Music}
Repetitive and annoying.
{#Dancingbanana}
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Thought it appropriate to add a comment on this song at this date at this time.
Wow. This is very very enjoyable. Thanks RP!
Hell yeah, give me the goddam blues; check out free downloads of trad blues songs from the musicmaker label at (click here)
Would never have heard this if not for RP. Wow. Another iTunes "must buy". Bill, you're killing me.
Eric Bibb USA, UK, and Europe tour dates on www.ericbibb.com
love the rhythm to this song
Loved the craftsmanship of this song. Just great work. Eric Bibb, I think I have a man crush on you.
There's a mind-blowing live version of this song with Eric, Wilson Pickett and Linda Tillery & the Cultural Heritage Choir from the Edmonton Folk Music Festival. It's on Eric's Painting Signs album, a gem straight through. Watching the man is a spiritual experience, highly recommended.
eric bibb does a version of "I want to walk with Jesus" that gives me the shivers it's so good.