Janiva Magness

Stronger For It

Stronger For It

Janiva sings her heart out on a set of great songs, digging deeper than ever on three soul-baring originals and bringing new emotional insight to hand-picked gems by Tom Waits, Shelby Lynne, Grace Potter and more.  Produced by Dave Darling (Brian Setzer, Meredith Brooks, Dan Hicks).  "One of the most fiery and original vocalists in contemporary blues and soul…Thoughtful, inventive and almost unerringly on the money." – Mojo

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Produced and mixed by Dave Darling
Engineered by Ryan Lipman and Dave Darling
Recorded at SCS, Shithouse, and The Doghouse
Mixed at The Doghouse, Woodland Hills, CA
Mastered by Tom We...
 

Produced and mixed by Dave Darling
Engineered by Ryan Lipman and Dave Darling
Recorded at SCS, Shithouse, and The Doghouse
Mixed at The Doghouse, Woodland Hills, CA
Mastered by Tom Weir at SCS
Photography by Jeff Dunas
Photo assistant: Mary Bell
Packaging design by Kevin Niemiec
Hair and wardrobe by Melissa Nester
Hair and makeup by Alison Gladieux
Alligator logo by Michael Trossman  


Liner Notes

This collection of songs has formed during a most interesting and challenging time in my life...and once again...here I am...a million miles from where I thought I would be, never more grateful for the gift of music in my world. 

This CD is dedicated to some of my deepest losses and uglier crossroads...teaching me lessons  I never wanted to learn. Which, as it turns out — begat some of the greatest gifts of my life... Yeah, go figure.  ...

to my dear brother Jimmie, my dearest Carrie and sweet Elaine, may God speed. To all my dear friends who have lost their lives — thru the epidemic of breast cancer and other enemies of this insane and beautiful life.  ...and to my sister Geri. You are a profound miracle! 

This CD is dedicated to those of us still standing. Battered, cut and bruised...and as the smoke clears...we find we are somehow...still holding on...because that is what we do. Holding on for what may be...just around the corner. Holding on for those who are left to still love and hold us near... holding on... 

Guess it’s time to recuperate, rejuvenate, reload...and stand back up, one more time...Stronger For It.  –Love, Janiva 

www.janivamagness.comwww.fostercaremonth.orgwww.fostercarealumni.orgwww.blues.org  


There It Is 3:24
Matt Tecu Drums
Dave Darling
Guitar, Bass and Piano
Ernie “Chico” Perez
Background Vocals
Alfredo “Freyco” Ballesteros
Background Vocals

I Won’t Cry
3:50
Matt Tecu Drums
Gary Davenport
Bass
Arlan Oscar
Hammond B3 Organ
Zach Zunis
Guitar
Dave Darling
Guitar and Background Vocals
Ernie “Chico” Perez
Background Vocals
Alfredo “Freyco” Ballesteros
Background Vocals

Make It Rain
3:45
Matt Tecu Drums
Gary Davenport
Bass
Zach Zunis
Guitar
Jim Alfredson
Hammond B3 Organ and Wurlitzer Piano
Dave Darling
Guitar and Background Vocals
Ernie “Chico” Perez
Background Vocals
Alfredo “Freyco” Ballesteros
Background Vocals

Whistlin’ In The Dark
3:05
Matt Tecu Drums
Gary Davenport
Bass
Zach Zunis
Guitar
Dave Darling
Guitar and Background Vocals
Jim Alfredson
Hammond B3 Organ
Brie Darling
Percussion

I’m Alive
3:48
Matt Tecu Drums
Gary Davenport
Bass
Dave Darling
Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar and Toy Piano
Zach Zunis
Guitar
Brie Darling
Percussion

Ragged Company
3:30
Matt Tecu Drums
Gary Davenport
Bass
Jim Alfredson
Piano
Arlan Oscar
Wurlitzer Piano
Dave Darling
Acoustic and Electric Guitars

You Got What You Wanted 3:34
Matt Tecu Drums
Gary Davenport
Bass
Zach Zunis
Guitar
Arlan Oscar Piano
Jim Alfredson Hammond B3 Organ
Brie Darling Percussion

Dave Darling Guitar and Background Vocals
Ernie “Chico” Perez Background Vocals
Alfredo “Freyco” Ballesteros Background Vocals



I Don’t Want To Do Wrong 4:00

Matt Tecu Drums
Gary Davenport Bass
Zach Zunis Guitar
Dave Darling Guitar
Jim Alfredson Keyboards
Ernie “Chico” Perez Background Vocals
Alfredo “Freyco” Ballesteros Background Vocals

Thought I Knew You 4:01
Matt Tecu Drums
Gary Davenport Bass  
Zach Zunis Guitar
Jim Alfredson Hammond B3 Organ
Arlan Oscar Wurlitzer Piano, Melodica
Brie Darling Percussion
Dave Darling Guitar and Background Vocals
Ernie “Chico” Perez Background Vocals

Dirty Water 4:53
Matt Tecu Drums
Gary Davenport Bass
Zach Zunis Guitar
Jim Alfedson Wurlitzer Piano
Dave Darling Guitar and Background Vocals
Brie Darling Percussion

Things Left Undone 3:30
Matt Tecu Drums
Gary Davenport Bass
Dave Darling Guitar and Background Vocals
Jim Alfredson Hammond B3 Organ
Arlan Oscar Wurlitzer Piano

Whoop and Holler 2:36
Matt Tecu Drums
Dave Darling Guitar
Jim Alfredson Hammond B3 Organ
Ernie “Chico” Perez Background Vocals
Alfredo “Freyco” Ballesteros Background Vocals
The Band Claps, Shouts
 

 

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    Track Name Duration  
Play Preview 1 There It Is
Author/Publisher:  Janiva Magness & Dave Darling, Your Momma’s Pancakes Music, adm. by Winso Music Publishing/Loud and Stupid Music, BMI
3:24
Play Preview 2 I Won't Cry
Author/Publisher:  Janiva Magness & Dave Darling, Your Momma’s Pancakes Music, adm. by Winso Music Publishing/Loud and Stupid Music, BMI
3:50
Play Preview 3 Make It Rain
Author/Publisher:  Tom Waits & Kathleen Brennan, Jalma Music, ASCAP
3:45
Play Preview 4 Whistlin' In The Dark
Author/Publisher:  Janiva Magness & Dave Darling, Your Momma’s Pancakes Music, adm. by Winso Music Publishing/Loud and Stupid Music, BMI
3:05
Play Preview 5 I'm Alive
Author/Publisher:  Shelby Lynne Moorer, William Boy Sound Music, BMI
3:48
Play Preview 6 Ragged Company
Author/Publisher:  Matthew P. Burr, Bryan Dondero, Grace Potter & Scott Tournet , 5 Cent Checks/Hobbitville Music/Illusion Tournet Music/Shakey Underwood Music, ASCAP
3:30
Play Preview 7 You Got What You Wanted
Author/Publisher:  Ike Turner, Demain Music Company/EMI Blackwood Music, BMI
3:34
Play Preview 8 I Don't Want To Do Wrong
Author/Publisher:  Johnny Bristol, William Franklin Guest, Gladys Knight Jr., Merald Knight and Katherine Anderson Schaffner, Jobete Music c/o EMI Music Publ., ASCAP
4:00
Play Preview 9 Thought I Knew You
Author/Publisher:  Matthew Sweet, Charm Trap Music/EMI Blackwood Music, BMI
4:01
Play Preview 10 Dirty Water
Author/Publisher:  Buddy & Julie Miller, Bughouse Music, ASCAP
4:53
Play Preview 11 Things Left Undone
Author/Publisher:  William Maddox & Paul Thorn, Yo Man Music, BMI
3:30
Play Preview 12 Whoop And Holler
Author/Publisher:  Ray Wylie Hubbard, Snake Farm Publ., SESAC
2:36
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