Joan Osborne: Blues artist extraordinaire

(CBS News) Back in 1995, pop singer-songwriter Joan Osborne dared to ask, "What if God Was One of Us?" and immediately took the music world by storm.

Her debut album, "Relish," became a breakout hit, and she's been busy making music in various genres ever since.

The soulful, earthy, yet edgy singer returns with her new rhythm and blues CD entitled "Bring It On Home," which will be released in stores on Monday - and with her strong, sultry voice, she certainly knows how to bring it home!

According to Osborne's official bio, "'Bring It on Home' is a collection of vintage blues, R&B and soul songs that make up her seventh album. She puts her spin on covers from Tina Turner, Ray Charles, Muddy Waters, Al Green, and Otis Redding, among others.

The one-time Grammy nominee started out in that genre doing three-to-four hour-long sets per night, and says that's where she really learned how to sing. "I cut my teeth in New York blues clubs," she recalls.

Osborne stopped by "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to perform in our "Second Cup Cafe." She sang "I'm Qualified," from the new CD, and her classic hit, "One of Us."

Besides her long-time band members, Keith Cotton on keyboard, Andrew Carrillo on guitar, Aaron Comess on the drums, and Richard Hammond on bass, "Bring It On Home," offers an impressive roster of guest stars, including: "Barbecue" Bob Pomeroy on harmonica, Allen Toussaint on piano (playing on his own song "Shoorah! Shoorah!"), Conan O'Brien band director Jimmy Vivino (horn arrangements, electric piano), vocalists The Holmes Brothers, and Rufus Thomas's daughter, Vaneese.

In the "Second Cup Cafe," Osborne sang "I'm Qualified," from her new CD:

She also did an encore, her famous hit, "What if God Was One of Us":

"CBS This Morning: Saturday" co-hosts Rebecca Jarvis and Ben Tracy chatted with Osborne. To see the brief interview, click on the video at the top of this story.

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