This is tassel-twirlin’, butt-shakin’ Texas strip joint blues. Sweetman’s raw, in-your-face tenor sax leads a down-and-dirty Austin R&B band (including veterans of the Fabulous Thunderbirds)…..
Robert's brand of blues comes from the R&B side of the book, a style he honed to perfection as guitarist for Dee Clark, Solomon Burke, Eddie Floyd and others. His second Kingsnake release finds him mining the same turf of slow blues, soul numbers and dance tracks as his 1997 outing, Every Shade of Blue. Standout tracks include "I'll Chase Your Blues Away," "Let Our Love Last Forever," "Mr. D.J." and duets with Little Royal on "I've Been Makin' Love" and Priscilla Price on "We're Gonna Work It Out."–by Cub Koda
Hank Crawford's Indigo Blue was released in August of 1983, less than a year after his excellent comeback set, Midnight Ramble, and proves that his renewed sense of creativity was no fluke. Here he teams once more with Dr. John on piano and organ and drummer Bernard Purdie. Melvin Sparks took over the guitar chair from Calvin Newborn, and Wilber Bascombe, Jr. holds down the rhythm section on bass…
Gaining initial acclaim as a blues guitarist, and later as a singer/songwriter, Zinn’s multi-faceted talents are continually evolving. This evolution created the unique melding of soul and reggae in ReggaeBlue. Zinn wrote 11 of the 12 songs on the CD, which takes the listener on a musical journey filled with love, hope, peace and optimism guaranteed to soothe one’s soul. “I love his voice…..
This brings together all the Lockwood-fronted tracks from his two Rounder albums with Johnny Shines. Lockwood shines on a brace of originals that range from jazzy to bluesy to proto-funk ("Here It Is, Brother") as well as tackling everything from Larry Darnell's swinging "For You My Love" to Leroy Carr's "Mean Mistreater." Featuring Lockwood in duo settings with Shines and with a full band of Cleveland regulars, this is a nice sampling of one of the blues' most exploratory musicians.–Cub Koda,All Music Guide
Keith’s latest CD, Blue Funky Blue is 14 tracks that is a music adventurists’ dream with laid back R&B grooves, crisp electric guitar melodies, retro sound effects, exotic choral voices and even rolling drum beats. An upbeat and unique blend of Contemporary Jazz, Blues and Melodic World Music! It’s exotic, eclectic, Bluesy and Funky. As fulfilling as the music is, he then saves the party tunes for last and amps up on the electric rock-fusion. The project also features masterful drumming, melodic bass lines, superb and soulful trumpet work and funky grooves to add exciting musical depth to the CD. With each song, with each melody, with each extraordinary composition, every song on Blue Funky Blue is enriching and satisfying right down to the very last note!
Old New Borrowed and Blue was the album that introduced the chrysalis to its audience – not that you'd know it from the opening bellow. Riding a raw guitar line based, very loosely, around the guttural riffing of the Beatles' "Birthday," "Just a Little Bit" cranks in with almost metallic dynamics, even retaining the in-concert ad-libbing that had long since made it a highlight of the live show…
Catchy melodies - particularly from the Impressionist period - in fresh new arrangements that bridge the gap between jazz, pop and classical music. Featuring Bugge Wesseltoft and Lars Danielsson.