Born 2 B Blue
Studio album by
Released1988
Recordedin Seattle, Minneapolis, Los Angeles and New York
GenreEasy listening, jazz
Length42:22
LabelCapitol
ProducerSteve Miller
Steve Miller chronology
Living in the 20th Century
(1986)
Born 2 B Blue
(1988)
Wide River
(1993)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars
Encyclopedia of Popular Music3/5 stars[2]

Born 2 B Blue is a solo studio album by Steve Miller, and his only one to date. The album was released in 1988, by Capitol Records. It consists primarily of jazz standards reinterpreted in a more modern context. It represented a departure from Miller's work with the Steve Miller Band. The album was Miller's final release for Capitol Records, after 20 years with the label. Born 2 B Blue: Exclusive Opaque Baby Blue Vinyl re-released on May 24, 2019 by Capitol/UMC Label, as well as on Black Vinyl.

Track listing

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah"Allie Wrubel, Ray Gilbert4:13
2."Ya Ya"Lee Dorsey, Morris Levy, Clarence Lewis, Morgan Robinson3:37
3."God Bless the Child"Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog Jr.5:00
4."Filthy McNasty"Horace Silver2:50
5."Born to Be Blue"Mel Tormé, Robert Wells5:25
6."Mary Ann"Ray Charles4:49
7."Just a Little Bit"Buster Brown, Ralph Bass, Fats Washington, John Thornton4:04
8."When Sunny Gets Blue"Marvin Fisher, Jack Segal4:36
9."Willow Weep for Me"Ann Ronell5:12
10."Red Top"Lionel Hampton, Ben Kynard2:31

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Additional personnel

References

  1. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "Born 2B Blue - Steve Miller". AllMusic. Retrieved 2018-08-14.
  2. ^ Larkin, Colin (2007). Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4th ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0195313734.