Label: ABC/Duke - DLPD-92-2 • Format: 2x, Vinyl LP, Compilation • Country: US • Genre: Funk / Soul, Blues • Style: Rhythm & Blues, Texas Blues
Pick Hit. Order these featured CDs today:. Roomful of Blues. Darren Watson. Dana Fuchs. Damon Fowler. Travis Haddix. Lloyd Jones. Los Fabulocos. Gregg Allman. Johnny Rawls. Nellie Travis. Chick Willis. Mistakes Were Made. Rory Block. Steve Dawson. Kevin Selfe. Howard Glazer.
Front Street Blues. Shots of Blues, Vol. Blues Dragon. All Roomful of Blues is concerned with is whether their music sounds good, whether you can dance to it, and whether you can feel it. More than 50 band members have come and gone since the band was started by renowned guitarist Duke Robillard and keyboardist Al Copley. This minute disc features new bass player John Turner and new trumpeter Doug Woolverton, but the most obvious newcomer is singer Phil Pemberton who joined the band a short time before making this recording.
A warm and relationship-building voice emerges from the fun loving singer. In fact, Vachon is given more opportunity than in the past to showcase what he Brand New Oi!
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Darren Watson first came to my attention with his very good album South Pacific Soul reviewed in the February issue in fact, one cut, "Another Lonely Person," was so good that I've used it on several of my mix CDs for my road trips.
Containing 11 fine original cuts, this one is bluesier than his prior CD. It kicks off with a mid-tempo blues shuffle, "A Desperate Man," showing off Watson's strong vocals that tasteful guitar playing. His vocals are even stronger on another shuffle, "She Got It All.
This one's bound to make the cut for my Summer Loneliness Hurts - Bobby Bland - Introspective Of The Early Years mix CD. I'm thinking that JGW would like this song from a fellow Watson if he was alive to hear it trademark tortured vocals and stinging guitar licks! Watson performs solo on the deep blues "My Love Will Never Die," accompanying himself with very good slide guitar. Saint Hilda's Faithless Boy gets better each time I listen to it. It's worth seeking out.
For more info, check Watson's website at www. The album starts with the title cut, a mid-tempo number Joplinesque number on which producer and co-songwriter Jon Diamond accompanies Fuchs' vocals with some mean slide guitar.
This one's dripping with emotion and sets the stage for the rest of the album. Subsequent cuts range from the anthemic "Set It On Fire" to the upbeat "Faster Than We Can," a number that will get your blood pulsing and your feet moving, to the slow, inspirational "Keep On Rollin'.
Fuchs has endured some personal tragedies in her life, and I can't help but think that the latter tune is inspired by her real life experiences.
One of the highlights of the disc is the soulful "Summersong," which sounds like it could have come out of Muscle Shoals circaaccented by a killer six-piece horn section and excellent backing vocals from Jenny Douglas and Vivian Sessoms.
Yeah, this pretty girl can sing, no doubt about it! Fuchs' pleading, tortured vocals, and Diamond kicks in with a nice guitar solo midway through the tune. I would love to see her perform this number live it's got to be an incredible experience! The album closes with the bluesy, snaky mid-tempo shuffle, "Superman," a bit of an anti-establishment rant about broken government promises.
This CD was my introduction to Dana Fuchs, but I've since been checking out her website for samples from her previous recordings, especially her debut album, Lonely For A Lifetime now sold out.
If you're not familiar with Ms. Fuchs, you owe to yourself to pick up Love To Beg and begin your education. Damon plays a mean slide guitar as well as lap steel and both are prominently displayed here. Too bad Here And Now - Strain - Here And Now (Vinyl, Album, LP) it ended. Anytime (Le Ks Remix) - Tilman - IS 063 circus flare is there and the mood is set for the situation Damon is dealing with.
This has been an excellent disc from Damon Fowler. A great selection of tunes, an excellent band behind him and amazing guitar licks from Damon make for a great sophomore disc on Blind Pig Records. Great songwriting, outstanding musicianship and the amazing talents of producer Jim Gaines all contribute to making Just My Luck a great disc. This is one CD that will find Loneliness Hurts - Bobby Bland - Introspective Of The Early Years way back Wundgelebt - Moribund Scum - Into The Void my CD player time and again.
Mellower, jazzy tones set the mood for the underlying negotiation. Daddy wants his pound of flesh! A good home, a good woman and a love he should have appreciated. I wanna get close to you! Just My Luck is a signature album for Terry Quiett and his band.
Loneliness Hurts - Bobby Bland - Introspective Of The Early Years can find out more about the band and the disc at www. So I was very pleasantly surprised to receive a copy of Highway Bound in the mail to listen to and more than happy to hear the end result. Both are performed in the same respectful fashion that Lloyd has treated the other classics on this disc. On this set, Haddix performs ten songs, a mix of new and old going back to his initial album release on Ichiban in to a receptive audience.
He wrote 11 of the 12 tracks on the disc, and his unique outlook on life and the blues is on full display. Both of these tracks feature elements of blues and soul and will be fine additions to an already impressive repertoire. The band consists of two former members of the East L. Bass player James Barrios joined soon after and brought a love for country music in the Bakersfield tradition, but the deal was sealed in when blues guitarist extraordinaire and former Fabulous T-Bird Kid Ramos came on board.
Their follow-up for Delta Groove, called Doscontinues their hot streak as the band tears through eight original compositions and four choice cover tunes that span quite a broad area. Dos is a hot and spicy set of old school rock and blues mixed with irresistible Latin rhythms and is a thrilling ride from beginning to end.
To be sure, Allman has not exactly been prolific as a solo recording artist…. With Low Country BluesAllman seems to have conquered his demons for the time being. He sounds fantastic as he works through a set of 11 classic blues covers, along with one original track. A first-rate group of musicians make up the backing band Dr. It also shows that the old warrior still has a few arrows left in the quiver. For some artists, this might make their music sound dated one way or the other, but Rawls has always done this with ease, and does so here as well.
The title track opens the disc, and is a nice tribute to the Bluff City and its still vital and influential musical heritage. Wright track.
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Pervis Spann was obviously onto something with his proclamation. Longtime fans will also savor the other four previously unreleased tracks, which are all live recordings. Blues: The Best of…So Far has plenty to offer new fans the hits and near-hits as well as longtime fans plenty of rarities and previously unreleased music.
Amazingly, during this time of nearly immediate mass communication via cell phones or the internet, musicians still slip through the cracks and are never heard by the record-buying public. These selections include R. The 14 previously unreleased tracks include eight cuts from previous sessions that are as strong as the songs that were included on the final products. Hopefully, Konkel can find some time to get these two in the studio for a full CD soon. Stevie J is a Mississippi native, the son of a preacher, and a year vet of the Mississippi music scene, having played blues, soul, and gospel music.
As Steve Johnson, he has enjoyed a long, productive relationship with Bobby Rush, serving as a guitarist with him and playing bass or guitar on several of his albums, as well as performing with Dorothy Moore, Denise LaSalle, Mel Waiters, and numerous artists on the Jackson, MS label, Malaco.
It consists of two CDs, one focusing on blues, the other on southern soul. As a blues artist, Stevie J has a modern high-energy attack, mixed with a healthy dose of funk which would have to be a natural offshoot for anyone who works with Bobby Rush.
The Diversity Project is well-titled. Folks around Mississippi know about Stevie J and his amazing talents and versatility. These entertaining discs should help get the word out to a deserved larger audience. This set varies somewhat from the previous two, in that Block actually wrote four compositions in homage to Lost In A Dream - Sinner - Wild N Evil, plus she takes some liberties with the music itself….
The best tribute not only captures the sound, but more importantly the spirit of the artist….
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