you like the blues? I mean REEEEEEEAALLLLLY like the blues?
Ya know, The kind of blues with nothing but a National
guitar and a soulful black voice with maybe a finger
slide for some effect. Well, if this is you if you
can spot a Robert Johnson chord progression from across
a crowded party if you wake up early on the weekend
to hear a Buddy Guy and Junior Wells special on a blues-hour
radio show and if you realize that a nation of black
musicians invented rock 'n' roll long before pretty-boy
Elvis stumbled upon it and made it racially-correct
then you need this CD.
Mo. Debut CD. Released at the height of the "alternative"
bandwagon. Pure blues. Two of the afore-mentioned Mr.
Johnsons covers. Maybe a couple of tunes veering
away from traditional formats with traces of jazz/folk/ballad.
But nothing loud. Im not even sure they needed electricity
for any of the instruments. No generational angst. No
bitches or hoes or glocks or classic rock samples. Just
sweet, beautiful blues. The sticker on my CD reads "This
debut flows like a fresh spring through the sludge of
todays pop-rock-rap soundalikes" People
Magazine. I dont often quote People Magazine, but
I cant say it any better.
has released several more discs since this. Theyre
all good and you should check 'em out but none
are this simple, and this powerful. If you know Keb and
dont have this 1st CD, get it immediately. If you
like the blues and dont have this CD, get it soon.
And if you think the blues are tired and slow and youd
much rather listen to the "energy" of Limp Dick
or Korny, dont read any more of my reviews .you
cant be saved. gp fife