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Abair, Mindi and the Boneshakers - no good deed [2019]
"A Powerhouse Bluesrock-Lady"! Prächtiges, furioses, "kick-ass" Bluesrock-Album von "saxophone player extraordinaire" Mindi Abair und ihrer grandiosen Begleitband, den Boneshakers, um Gitarren-Ass Randy "Dynamite" Jacobs (u.a. Bonnie Raitt) - wie das ebenfalls fantastische Vorgänger-Werk "The Eastwest Sessions" erneut aufgenommen in den berühmten EastWest Studios von Hollywood/CA und produziert von niemand Geringerem als Kevin Shirley (u. a. The Black Crowes, Joe Bonamassa, Black Country Communion). Neben Mindi Abair (vocals, saxophones) und Randy Jacobs (guitars, vocals) bestehen die Boneshakers aus Rodney Lee (keyboards, vocals), sowie der einen herrlichen ,"edgy Rock'n Roll-Groove" produzierenden Rhythmus-Sektion aus Ben White (bass, vocals) und Third Richardson (drums, vocals). Die herausragende, aus Saint Petersburg/Florida stammende Saxophonistin Mindi Abair hat sich zunächst vor allem sehr erfolgreich im Jazz-Sektor etabliert, entdeckt aber im Laufe ihrer Karriere immer mehr ihre Liebe für den Blues, rockin' Blues und Bluesrock. 2014 geht sie schließlich mit ihrem langjährigen Freund, dem aus Detroit stammenden, exzellenten Gitarristen und Boneshakers-Gründer Randy Jacobs jene magische musikalische Partnerschaft ein, die nun mit "No good deed" in ihrem bereits dritten, gemeinsamen Album mündet. Und was ist das wieder für ein Knaller-Teil geworden. Mindi und die Boneshakers rühren ihr ganz eigenes, brodelndes, sehr vielseitiges, kerniges Detroit Bluesrock-Gebräu an, das auch mal mit einem Schuß Westcoast- und Southern-Blues gewürzt ist, ebenso wie mit Prise Soul, R&B, Funk, Americana und Jazz. Alles kommt sehr "tight" und knackig, ist geprägt von Mindi's betörend anziehendem Gesang und ihrem faszinierenden, virtuosen Saxophonspiel, aber auch von von den hochkarätoigen Fähihkeiten ihrer Band, allen voran eben dem blendend aufspieleden Saitenartisten Randy Jacobs, der sich immer wieder brenende Lead-Duelle mit seiner "Chefin" liefert. Es ist überaus beeindruckend, wie Mindi ihr ambitioniertes, fantastisches Saxophonspiel mit ihrem großartigen Gesang kombiniert, vor allen Dingen auch während der dynamischen, rauen und "lauten" Live-Auftritte der Band. Überhapt ist die Band für ihre blendende Bühnen-Präsenz bekannt. Das Songmaterial des neuen Albums ist durchweg von ganz großer Klasse - mmer kraftvoll, immer bluesig, immer rockig, ausgestattet mit ungemein guten Strukturen und starken Melodien, voller toller Grooves, voller Feuer und voller Leidenschaft und Seele. Diese Band brennt! Nach dem munteren, starken Opener "Seven day fool" (großartiges Cover einer alten Etta James-Nummmer mit würzigem, sehr geschmackvollerm Retro Sax-Solo von Mindi und prächtigem Gitarrensolo von Jacobs), folgt der ordentlich Power und Dampf abgebende, bestens groovende Power Bluesrock-Boogie "No good deed goes unpunished", der u. a. mit dreckigem Gitarrensolo und tollem Sax-/E-Gitarren-Schlagabtausch gegen Ende punktet. "You better run" ist ein alter Hit der Young Rascals aus dem Jahre 1966, aus dem die Boneshakers einen packenden, kochenden, erdigen Shuffle-Bluesrocker machen, vollgepckt mit zündenden Gitarrenriffs, starken Sax-Einlagen und wunderbaren Orgel-Fills. Dann mit "Sweetest lies" eine hinreißend melodische, etwas ruhigere, dennoch gut knackig servierte Bluesrock-Ballade, veredelt mit sehr feinen Gitarrenlinien und ebenso schönen Saxophon- und Piano-Klängen. Im Anschluß daran präsentieren uns die Boineshakers eine absolut geniale, sehr spannende, vollkommen eigenständige Version des grandiosen Storyville-/David Grissom-Klassikers "Good day for the Blues". Die Nummer kommt hier in einem voller Soul steckenden, wundervoll flockigen, dennoch schön kräftigen Upbeat-Groove, strahlt eine ungemeine Magie aus und besticht mit charismatischem Gesang und einem hinreißenden Saxophon-Solo von Mindi. Dazu hören wir bestens passendes, lässig klimperndes Piano und genüßliche (Slide)Gitarrenlicks von Jacobs. Umwerfend! Heiß! Herrlich auch der eine knisternde Spannung aufbauende, wunderbare Bar Blues "Bad news" (großartige Percussion), der krachende, mächtig zupackende Power (Blues(Rocker "Movin on" mit seinen tierischen Riffs und dem explosiven Gitarren-Solo, sowie die abschließende, mitreißende, ordentlich abgehende Coverversion von Ike and Tina Turner's "Baby, get it on", mit großartigem Duett Lead-Gesang von Mindi und Drummer Third Richardson, inklusive prächtiger Gitarren- und Sax-Soli. Was für eine erfrischende, bärenstarke Vorstellung von Mindi Abair und ihren Boneshakers. Eine aufregende Frau und ihre aufregende Band mit einem "rattenscharfen" Bluesrock-Album. Das wird wohl bei weitem nicht das letzte Highlight dieser Truppe gewesen sein. Wow!

Das komplette Tracklisting:

1. Seven Day Fool - 4:00
2. No Good Deed Goes Unpunished - 5:18
3. You Better Run - 2:53
4. Sweetest Lies - 5:23
5. Good Day For The Blues - 6:14
6. Mess I’m In - 4:10
7. Bad News - 4:45
8. Movin’ On - 4:06
9. Who’s Gonna Save My Soul? - 5:56
10. Baby Get It On - 3:54

Art-Nr.: 9842
Gruppe: Musik || Sparte: Rock
Status: Neuheit || Typ: CD || Preis: € 15,90

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You better run
Sweetest lies
Good day for the Blues
Bad news
Movin' on
Baby, get it on

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Bluhm, Tim - sorta surviving [2019]
Außergewöhlich starkes, hinreißend schönes, mit durchweg großartigen Songs bestücktes Retro Countryalbum von Tim Bluhm. Bluhm ist Mitbegründer, Kopf und Frontmann der kultigen, in San Fancisco ansässigen, sowohl in der Rootsrock-, als auch in der Jamrock-Szene hoch geschätzten The Mother Hips, die mit ihrer fluffigen Bay Area Rock-Brise eher näher dem Terrain von Grateful Dead oder Buffalo Springfield angesiedelt sind, als dem der Countrymusic. Doch Bluhm ist auch ein beinharter Country-Fan. Als The Mother Hips vor rund 25 Jahren ihr Debutalbum für Rick Rubin's "American"-Label einspielten, hatte dieses Label gerade Johnny Cash's erstes, von Rick Rubin produziertes, in den berühmten Cash Cabin Studios von Hendersonville/TN aufgenommenes "Amerivcan Recordings"-Album herausgebracht. Zu dieser Zeit entdeckte Bluhm auch Merle Haggard's Musik für sich und befand sich darüber hinaus in regem, fachmännischem Austausch mit Johnny Cash, für den The Mother Hips schließlich als Opener im Fillmore von San Francisco auftraten. Jetzt, nach all den Jahren, hat sich Bluhm seinen großen Traum erfüllt und dieses bärenstarke Countryalbum eingespielt, und das ebenfalls in den legendären Cash Cabin Studios von Hendersonville, übrigens auch mit zwei alten Johnny Cash-Sidemen an Bord, nämlich Dave Roe am Bass und Gene Chrisman an den Drums. Weitere hochkarätige Mitstreiter sind Jesse Aycock (Hard Working Americans) an der Gitarre, Jason Crosby (Dave Matthews, Eric Clapton) an den Keyboards und der Fiddle, Doug Jernigan an der Pedal Steel und Elizabeth Cook wit prächtigem Background Gesang. Ja, Instrumente wie Piano (wundervolles Saloon- und Honky Tonk-Piano), herrliche Pedal Steel Guitar und feine elektrisch und akustische Gitarren, im Einklang mit Bluhm's für diese Musik wie geschaffene, hervorragende Stimme, und vollendeten Songharmonien, bestimmen das Geschehen. Obwohl in Tennessee eingespielt, so fließt durch diese Countrysongs doch eine wunderbare, californische Leichtigkeit. Alles klingt total entspannt, locker und kommt in einem hinreißenden Retro Hippie-Flair. Enthält neben Bluhm's fantastischen Eigenkompositionen auch großartige Coverversionen von Jonny Cash's "I still miss someone" und Merle Haggard's "Kern river". Purer Retro-Country, vollkommen authentisch und ohne Schnörkel, aus einer Zeit, die längst vergessen schien. Toll! Produziert hat übrigens Widespread Panic's Dave Schools - und das vom Allerfeinsten. Ein absolutes, reines Genre Pracht-Werk!

Aus der Original-Produktbeschreibung:

For a moment, you could almost forget what year it was inside the Cash Cabin, the small sanctuary-turned-recording-studio Johnny Cash built roughly 40 years ago in Hendersonville, TN. The Man In Black's frequent collaborators Dave Roe and Gene Chrisman were back at the bass and drums respectively, and tape was rolling as they counted in the Cash classic "I Still Miss Someone." Tim Bluhm had to pinch himself. "Recording in that space with those guys was like a dream come true for me," says Bluhm. "The depth of knowledge they walk around with in their heads is amazing, and you know you can trust the musical choices they're making because they have the experience to back it up. When they say, 'This is what Merle would have done,' it's because they know firsthand." While Bluhm may be best known for the breezy brand of West Coast roots and soul he helped pioneer with his band, The Mother Hips, his brilliant new solo album, Sorta Surviving, revels in his longtime love for classic country music. Recorded and mixed at the Cash Cabin under the guidance of Widespread Panic's Dave Schools, the collection is earnestly authentic and utterly timeless, and it finds Bluhm backed by elder statesmen like Roe and Chrisman along with younger virtuosos like keyboardist Jason Crosby (Eric Clapton, Dave Matthews) and Jesse Aycock (Hard Working Americans, Elizabeth Cook). "The band brought a certain maturity and experience," explains Schools. "Tim's songwriting is so strong that it naturally suggests how to complement itself, but those guys really know how to play and still leave room for a great singer." Indeed, the arrangements on the album are refined and elegant, yet still stripped-down and raw, enabling Bluhm's warm, easygoing vocals to sit front-and-center as he weaves vivid tales of ordinary men and women facing down hard days and even harder nights. Mixing new originals and reimagined covers, the record pulls from a half-century of American music to craft a thoroughly modern love letter to a bygone era, one that showcases both Bluhm's deft musical hand and his heartfelt reverence for the genre. "I've been a fan of classic country ever since I heard Merle Haggard sing," reflects Bluhm. "I just admired his voice and storytelling so much, but I never made an album like this before because I figured it would take me at least 20 or 30 years to get good enough." Bluhm discovered Haggard around the same time he co-founded the now-iconic Mother Hips, a band the San Francisco Chronicle has hailed as "one of the Bay Area's most beloved live outfits." The group began it's journey at Chico State, where performing at frat parties quickly gave way to club shows, regional touring, and national buzz, and before Bluhm and his bandmates had even graduated, they were already signed to Rick Rubin's American Recordings on the strength of their debut album, 'Back To The Grotto.' "When we signed with American, the label had just put out Johnny Cash's first Rick Rubin-produced album, which was actually recorded at the Cash Cabin," says Bluhm. "I got to meet and hang with Johnny a couple times back then, and after that, we opened for him at The Fillmore in San Francisco. I was so impressed with his presence. He definitely lived up to his legend in real life, and he made a big impression on me." Over the ensuing two-and-a-half decades, the Hips would release nine more studio albums as they cemented their status as festival and critical favorites, sharing bills with everyone from Wilco and Widespread Panic to Lucinda Williams and The Black Crowes along the way. Rolling Stone called them "divinely inspired," while Pitchfork praised their "rootsy mix of 70s rock and power pop," and The New Yorker lauded their ability to "sing it sweet and play it dirty." Ever-curious and wildly prolific, Bluhm simultaneously released a slew of his own solo and collaborative projects on the side. He toured for years as music director with Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, teamed up with The Grateful Dead's Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann among others, and opened up Mission Bells Studio with fellow California favorite Jackie Greene and engineer Dave Simon-Baker. There, Bluhm produced albums for everyone from the Hips and Greene to Hot Buttered Rum and Little Wings in addition to hosting Phil Lesh, Josh Ritter, Rogue Wave, Los Lobos, Jonathan Richman, and more. As if that wasn't enough to keep him busy, in 2007, Bluhm and the Hips launched the Hipnic, an intimate and immaculately-curated music festival that's still held annually amongst the towering redwoods of Big Sur. Sorta Surviving marks Bluhm's first collection recorded outside of California, but one listen and it's clear that he's equally at home in the pines of Tennessee. There's a comfort to the performances, a subtle familiarity that radiates out like a warm invitation. "Most of the songs on this album are second or third takes," says Schools. "That comes from experience and teamwork, but also from working in a great environment. It's a palpable thing you feel when you're working in the room where Johnny Cash wrote his autobiography and recorded some of the best work of his later years. We were definitely all a little nervous meeting for the first time, but we got comfortable real quick there." The songs are character-driven, valuing the visceral over the cerebral, and Bluhm inhabits his narrators with a voice as tough and as pliable as worn-in leather. "It just felt natural for me to sing this way," he explains. "It was a chance to put away the books and focus more on the everyday rather than the existential, a chance to pull out the guitar and really tell some stories." Some of those stories come secondhand: the bluesy "Del Rio Dan" was first popularized by The Everly Brothers in the 1970's, while the waltzing "Kern River" is a Merle Haggard favorite, and Johnny Cash's "I Still Miss Someone" gets a melancholy makeover with a tip of the cap to Neil Young's timeless take on "Oh Lonesome Me." That the covers fit so seamlessly alongside Bluhm's original material stands as a testament both to his gifts as a compelling storyteller and his playful way with words. The shuffling "Jesus Save A Singer" tackles struggle and redemption with a wry smile, while the stream-of-consciousness title track sardonically examines our instinct to perpetually press on, and the honky-tonking "Where I Parked My Mind" finds dark wit even in the depths of addiction. "There's more humor in these songs than anything else I've written before," says Bluhm, "but it's all very tongue in cheek. That's a country music tradition." While tradition guided Bluhm throughout the project, he wasn't beholden to it, frequently taking risks and pushing boundaries with his performances and arrangements. In the end, his goal wasn't just to make a country-tinged record, but rather to craft narratives that could truly transport his listeners, that could breathe new life into stories forgotten and stories imagined, tales of dustbowl farmers and oil men and fugitive outlaws and traveling singers. "As a kid growing up in LA, I never even heard of country music," reflects Bluhm, "but I remember flipping around the radio dial and coming across 'The Gambler.' It was a song that just completely transcended genre. It was no more 'country' than Mark Twain was 'country.' It was a simple, timeless story set to music, and that's what I've ultimately aspired to make myself."

Das komplette Tracklisting:

1. Jesus Save A Singer - 3:08
2. No Way To Steer - 3:11
3. Jimmy West - 3:44
4. Where I Parked My Mind - 3:28
5. Raining Gravel - 3:46
6. Sorta Surviving - 3:15
7. Del Rio Dan - 4:24
8. I Still Miss Someone - 3:15
9. Squeaky Wheel - 3:55
10. Kern River - 3:05

Art-Nr.: 9792
Gruppe: Musik || Sparte: Country
Status: Neuheit || Typ: CD || Preis: € 14,90

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Jesus save a singer
No way to steer
Jimmy West
Where I parked my mind
Sorta surviving
Squeaky wheel
Kern river

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Grateful Dead - spring 1990 - so glad you made it ~ docd [2012]
Absolutely one of the finest set of recordings capturing this iconic band live and righteous in front of their Spring 1990 audience. Hats off to the band....mega talented riffs abound on the long jams like Scarlet Begonias and Playing In The Band....plus two Rolling Stones classics revisited with The Last Time and It's All Over Now.... This was a fun one for us all to work on and I think fans will love the way it sounds and resonates. Attics Of My Life and Morning Dew show that tremendous feeling of brotherhood on the stage that the Dead were known for. Great Stuff INDEED! --Joe Reagoso-Friday Music

Das komplette Tracklisting:

1 Let The Good Times Roll (Live at the Capital Center, Landover, MD, March 16, 1990)
2 Feel Like A Stranger (Live at the Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, March 22, 1990)
3 West LA Fadeaway (Live at the Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, March 22, 1990)
4 Easy To Love You (Live at the Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, March 22, 1990)
5 Beat It On Down The Line (Live at the Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, March 22, 1990)
6 Loser (Live at the Knickerbocker Arena, Albany, NY, March 24, 1990)
7 It's All Over Now (Live at the Civic Center, Hartford, CT, March 19, 1990)
8 Jack-A-Roe (Live at the Civic Center, Hartford, CT, March 19, 1990)
9 The Last Time (Live at the Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, March 22, 1990)
10 Bird Song (Live at the Capital Center, Landover, MD, March 16, 1990)
11 Blow Away (Live at the Capital Center, Landover, MD, March 16, 1990)

Disk 2 von 2

1 Samson and Delilah (Live at the Copps Coliseum, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, March 22, 1990)
2 Scarlet Begonias (Live at the Capital Center, Landover, MD, March 16, 1990)
3 Estimated Prophet (Live at the Capital Center, Landover, MD, March 16, 1990)
4 Playing In The Band (Live at the Civic Center, Hartford, CT, March 19, 1990)
5 Eyes Of The World (Live at the Civic Center, Hartford, CT, March 19, 1990)
6 Gimme Some Lovin' (Live at the Knickerbocker Arena, Albany, NY, March 26, 1990)
7 Morning Dew (Live at the Knickerbocker Arena, Albany, NY, March 26, 1990)
8 Not Fade Away (Live at the Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY, March 30, 1990)
9 Attics Of My Life (Live at the Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY, March 30, 1990)

Art-Nr.: 7918
Gruppe: Musik || Sparte: Rock
Status: Programm || Typ: CD || Preis: € 19,90

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House and The Blues Cowboys, James - same [2018]
James House, eigentlich im Country zuhause und einer der gefragtesten Songwriter Nashville's, gelingt mit seinen großartigen "Blues Cowboys" ein famoser "Sidestep" in, der Name der Formation lässt es schon vermuten, die Gefilde des Blues und Bluesrocks. Wenn man das hier hölrt, kann man kaum glauben, dass der Bursche etwas mit Country am Hut hat. Denn was er hier abliefert ist rauer, dreckiger, erdiger, Staub- und Whiskey-gegerbter, ungeschliffener Rootsrock, Bluesrock und Southern-Blues voller natürlicher Ecken und Kanten. Die Songs sind kompakt und stark geprägt von dem rauen Gesang und dem klasse (Slide)-Gitarrenspiel des Protagonisten. Das ist der erdige Blues(rock) aus den Honky Tonks Nashville's.

Hier zwei Original-Reviews aus den USA:

Like many in Nashville, James House has a built a career of writing hit songs for others. If you’ve not heard of House, you have probably heard these tunes that have reached well int the millions for radio spins – “A Broken Wing,” “Ain’t That Lonely Yet” and “In a Week or Two.” Count Rod Stewart, Tina Turner, The Mavericks, Dwight Yoakam and Martina McBride, among others who have benefitted from House’s pen. Yet, this prolific and versatile musician has a powerhouse Michael McDonald -like voice that should have him in the lead role more often. His recent work writing for Joe Bonamassa and Beth Hart had fans wanting House to do his own blues, roots-rock album. And, like so many in Nashville, who ply their craft in country and Americana worlds, House has always had a love for the blues and it’s been an undercurrent for much of his work. Thus, the self-titled James House and the Blues Cowboys. The Blues Cowboys is indeed a touring band (more on that later) but these sessions were built around some of the best musicians in Music City. House lured them to his studio, Cabin in The Woods, located in a rural area of Nashville. Will Kimbrough plays lead guitar on the first five tracks (side A) while A-list session guitarist Kenny Greenberg joins blues guitarist Todd Sharp on the last 5 tracks (side B). Mike Bradford (Uncle Kracker) plays bass throughout as does drummer Crash Jones. Nashville’s most in-demand fiddler Eamon McGloughlin sits in on Side A while House sings and plays his Fender Strat and organ throughout. That kind of arsenal is built for fire and the sparks fly immediately on “Jail House Blues” with House wailing on lines like these – “Mama killed Daddy in self-defense/Never was one to sit on the fence” as Kimbrough’s slide duels with House’s guitar. “Arkansas Woman’ and “Ain’t No Way” continue the soul aching blues vibe until reaching on of disc’s outstanding tracks “Long Way Down.” It’s taken at a slower, haunting tempo as if John Lee Hooker were singing verses from William Faulkner. “Well Ran Dry” on Side B carries a similar approach. How about this lyric? “I’m an empty soul/At the holy water bowl/Waiting on a rising tide.” Other highlights on Side b include the more roots driven “Gone Again” and the rock tune “Ballad of the TKIngs,” short for Troubadour Kings. Now, let’s go to the touring Blues Cowboys. Singer/guitarist Roddy Romero who just joined Yvette Landry for her recent release, if from Lafayette Louisiana as is lesser know drummer/percussionist Smoove Ras. They back House on the final cut, “What Side of the River Are You on?” the song was inspired by House attending the Buddy Holly Songwriting Retreat and listening to Mary Gauthier sing Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land” along the river in Lafayette. In a songwriting meeting with Romero and Ras, his vision for The Blues Cowboys was shaped. Great songs, achingly powerful vocals, and first-in-class musicians make this a terrific album. House has already indirectly put his stamp on contemporary blues with his work with Joe Bonamassa and Beth Hart. Now he’s set to make his mark directly with the Blues Cowboys. - Glide Magazine

James House deserves to be better known — or, more accurately, known more widely. He’s co-written several songs with blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa, including Bonamassa’s recent song “Redemption.” House is also a Grammy-, CMA-, and ACM-nominated songwriter, but on his new album, James House and The Blues Cowboys, he weaves rock, blues, and roots music into a colorful pattern that reveals many facets. House’s powerful, sometimes raw, vocals dominate, and he can moan with the best blues-shouters but can be as tender as the best of the balladeers. The new album serves as a showcase for his songwriting, singing, and guitar work. He gathered a group of world-class musicians — Will Kimbrough, Kenny Greenberg, Lou Toomey, Todd Sharp, Roddie Romero on guitars; Michael Bradford and Mike Brignardello on bass; Eamon McLoughlin on fiddle; Crash Jones and Smoov-Ras on drums — at his studio, Cabin in the Woods, to record the album. The album opens with a can’t-sit-still, shake-us-to-our-core blues rocker “Jail House Blues.” The raucous, bone-shaking song lifts us so high, we wonder if it can get any better than this. It does. “Long Way Down” opens with a slow funk with blues moan, but then escalates to a burning rocker in the chorus and the bridge, fueled by guitars reminiscent of Alvin Lee and Ten Years After. “Good Love” features a spacious, atmospheric vibe that allows House’s raw vocals to breathe and to call and respond to Kimbrough’s lead riffs. “Arkansas Woman” is one of the highlights of the album. There’s a place for every note, every chord, and every word, and the song wrings every emotion out of us by its end. Kimbrough’s soulful lead guitar brings this song to life in a way such that every note he plays makes a statement. While some of the playing is reminiscent of Eric Clapton’s leads, the difference here is that Kimbrough never wastes a note; both he and Clapton play clean and crisp, but while Clapton’s crispness is soulless, Kimbrough’s inhabits our souls and hearts and touches us with its depth. The layered riffs that open “Boomerang” mirror the action of the object itself — the riffs always come back, circling around and flying high before returning to start over again. The propulsive tune mimics the halting/forward-moving character of love: “We keep coming back to you and me.” The scalding lead riffs on the song’s bridge balance the pain of leaving with the tentative joy of returning and the inability to throw love far away; it always returns to you. “Which Side of the River You On” turns in a down-and-dirty, funky twist to that old folk tune by Florence Reece, “Which Side Are You On?” In this tune, which House co-wrote with Roddie Romero and Joshua Martin, and which features Romero and Smoov-Ras, shimmers with a roiling slide guitar, and with an insistent funk beat asks, “which side of the river you on / Ain’t saying which is right or wrong / When the flood comes down / It’s too late to get to higher ground.” Listen to this album! Words can’t always describe how perfect, how moving, how powerful some of the songs on the album are. James House and The Blues Cowboys is an album that’s meant to be played and to be played loud, and it won’ let you forget James House. - No Depression / By Henry Carrigan, Staff Reviewer

Das komplette Tracklisting:

1. Long Way Home - 3:06
2. Arkansas Woman - 3:11
3. Ain't No Way - 3:09
4. Long Way Down - 3:42
5. Good Love - 3:47
6. Moving on Over - 3:59
7. Well Ran Dry - 3:31
8. Gone Again - 4:13
9. Boomerang - 3:07
10. Ballad of the Troubadour Kings - 3:40
11. Which Side of the River - 3:47

Art-Nr.: 9680
Gruppe: Musik || Sparte: Rock
Status: Programm || Typ: CD || Preis: € 15,90

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Long way home
Arkansas woman
Ain't no way
Long way down
Movin' on over
Well ran dry
Which side of the river

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