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John PRIMER – Blue Steel, A Tribute To Elmore James 2003

Posted in BLUES, John PRIMER on November 30, 2010 by whoisthemonk

John PRIMER – Blue Steel, A Tribute To Elmore James 2003

Blues

The highlight of any John Primer show is when he pulls out the bottleneck and uses it to vivaciously perform ripping and pumping slide guitar. On Blue Steel you can experience his enthusiastic slide for 56 minutes via 14 staple cuts which are mostly short and sweet. Appropriately, most of them are Elmore James classics but Primer sneaks in 3 of his own on the self-produced CD. After a very brief (one release) stint with Telarc, Primer returns on Wolf Records. Shaped under the pressure of backing greats like Muddy Waters and Magic Slim, Primer is a modern day traditional electric Chicago blues master. He has played with the best of them and now he is one of them. Backed by regular touring members of his Real Deal Blues Band (Bo Trisko rhythm guitar, Michael Morrison bass and Mark Diffenderffer drums), John works his listeners into a blues trance.
Shake Yo Moneymaker is played the way it was intended. Here (and throughout), a completely revitalized Detroit Junior comes alive on the piano and performs like a man half his age. On Sunnyland Train, John’s guitar sounds just like a charging locomotive clicking and clacking down the track. Experience real deal blues on Too Much. Forget about the tribute and sit back and enjoy a brilliant blues tune where Steve Bell’s harp sounds like it is going to split in two. Little Bobby Neely’s saxophone creates an atmosphere of the era these songs are originally from on I’m In Love. Can’t Stop Loving is up-tempo and bouncing with Bo on lap steel guitar. Here, ballroom dancers will be in their glory. You will not want the infectious rhythm of Stranger Blues to stop. I’m A Bluesman was written and is performed by someone who is truly qualified to write and sing the blues, Mr. John Primer. On lyrics like ‘I was born with the blues and I haven’t had enough of the blues yet’ and ‘blues gave me a feeling that can’t be beat’, John’s strong, confidant voice has as much conviction as a preacher. Ironically, this song and 1839 were recorded with completely different musicians (including Magic Slim) and these tunes are two of the disc’s best.

Many tribute discs don’t work. This is one that does thanks to the genuine homage from one of today’s blues experts to one of yesteryear’s – both originally from Mississippi. Primer is quoted from Lisa Becker and Bo Trisko’s fantastic liner notes, ‘I wanted Elmore to be recognized for the incredible impact he had on all of us . a new generation will be exposed to Elmore, keeping his style alive.’ Primer seems to have made a personal musical ambition to bring the older blues traditions to a wider, modern audience. Blue Steel contains authentic down home blues and magnificent slide which the larger labels avoid. Sure, some of the more common riffs are repeated once too often. However, Primer proves himself a blues slide guitar aficionado. This is old-style blues we can NOT afford to lose.
**
Personnel John Primer- (Guitar);
Magic Slim- (Guitar);
Stanley Banks- (Keyboards);
Johnny B. Gayden, Nick Holt- (Bass);
James Harrinton, Earl Howell- (Drums);
and
Real Deal Delta Blues Band.

01. Shake Yo Moneymaker (2:04)
02. It Hurts Me Too (4:20)
03. Sunnyland Train (3:01)
04. Too Much (5:57)
05. I’m In Love (4:03)
06. Can’t Stop Lovin (2:23)
07. Since My Baby Left This Town (5:23)
08. I’m A Blues Man (6:02)
09. I’m Worried (4:39)
10. 1839 (3:17)
11. Fine Little Mama (2.38)
12. I Held My Baby (3:23)
13. I Had A Dream Last Night (5:18)
14. Stranger Blues (3:26)
**

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Bobby RUSH – Folkfunk 2004

Posted in BLUES, Bobby RUSH on November 30, 2010 by whoisthemonk

Bobby RUSH – Folkfunk 2004

Blues

Inhaling Hendrix through Hooker and letting it all out through the Delta traditions he was raised on, 64-year-old Bobby Rush has made one of the best blues albums of the past decade or two. With help from the next generation of bluesmen (Alvin Youngblood Hart), Rush uses a commanding vocal presence to make this music leap out of the speakers. Whether the topic is history (“Everybody Wants to Know”) or come hither (“Ride in My Automobile”), these songs prove that there is still life along the sanitized assembly line that dominates the blues market today.
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‘Folk funk’ is what Bobby Rush has been calling his brand of Southern-fried blues and soul for several years, and now it’s the title for the second release on his own Deep Rush label, and guess what, folks, it is quite likely the best album he’s ever done. Joined by Alvin Youngblood Hart on guitar and Charlie Jenkins on drums, with Rush handling nigh everything else, the sound for “Folkfunk” is stripped down to a basic rhythmic force, and freed from the synthesized keyboards that often marred his earlier releases, it makes a sparse and powerful statement, a bit like John Lee Hooker working with a solid funk trio. Rumour has it that the whole album was recorded in one five-hour session, which may account for its unified tone. Among the high points are a thumping ‘Uncle Esau,’ a wonderful version of Percy Mayfield’s ‘River’s Invitation,’ and a revisit to Rush’s classic ‘Chicken Heads,’ here called ‘Chicken Heads -Refried.’ On ‘Saints Gotta Move’ Rush grafts ‘When the Saints Go Marching In’ to ‘You Gotta Move’ in a rousing synthesis. By stripping away any excess instrumentation, “Folkfunk” allows Rush’s truly excessive (and frequently bawdy) persona to shine through in all its glory, making this easily one of his best outings.
By Steve Leggett, All Music Guide.
**
In the late 40s, he moved to Pine Bluff, Arkansas where as a teen he donned a fake mustache to play in local juke joints with bluesmen such as Elmore James, Boyd Gilmore, and John “Big Moose” Walker. His family relocated to Chicago in 1953 where he became part of the local blues scene in the following decade.[1] In the early 1980s he moved to Jackson, Mississippi, where he recorded a series of records for the LaJam label, Malaco’s Waldoxy imprint, and more recently his own Deep Rush label. 2004’s FolkFunk was a return to a more rootsier sound, featuring guitarist Alvin Youngblood Hart. He appeared in the film, The Road to Memphis which is part of the series The Blues, produced by Martin Scorsese. Rush was also a judge for the second annual Independent Music Awards to support independent artists’ careers.[2]

Rush received recognition for his music after the release of his twenty second album Rush, when he was awarded “Best Male Soul Blues Artist” at the Blues Music Awards. He also received “best acoustic artist” and “best acoustic album” for his album Raw. His most recent albums are Look At What You Gettin’ (2008) and Blind Snake (2009).
**
Alvin Youngblood Hart- Guitar
Bobby Rush- Bass, Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Charlie Jenkins- Drums
Jessie Mae Robinson- Guitar
Steve Johnson- Bass
**
01. Feeling Good-Part One 5:02
02. Uncle Esau 3:53
03. Ninety-Nine 3:00
04. Chicken Heads-Refried 4:54
05. Ride In My Automobile 4:41
06. River’s Invitation 4:10
07. Everybody Wants to Know 6:10
08. Voodoo Man 6:31
09. Get Back 3:56
10. Saints Gotta Move 4:03
11. Feeling Good-Part Two 3:21
**

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Dave SPECTER – Spectified 2010

Posted in BLUES, Dave SPECTER on November 30, 2010 by whoisthemonk

Dave SPECTER – Spectified 2010

Blues

Dave Specter has recorded with some of the preeminent blues and jazz players in the world.  He appears on compilation CDs with artists such as Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, Muddy Waters and B.B. King. He’s won awards for production and his signature skills can be heard from the production booth to the sultry tones of his blueplicitous guitar.
**
“Spectified”, is the ninth studio release from Chicago Bluesman Dave Specter. This album showcases soulful originals infused with classic blues favorites. Featuring special guest David Hidalgo from Los Lobos on “Rumba & Tonic” as well as The Bo’ Weavil Brass on 4 tracks led by former Tower of Power trumpet man, Mike Cichowicz. Brother John Kattke and Pete Benson share the keyboard chair, with the rock solid rhythm section of Harlan Terson and Greg Wyser-Pratte laying down the grooves – thick and blue. Latin percussionist Victor Garcia also makes a guest appearance on two tracks.
**
In a relatively short time frame, Chicago guitarist Dave Specter has found his way onto the blues equivalent of the fast track. Just over a decade ago, the towering guitarist with the carefully coiffed hair first made his presence felt as a good-natured bouncer at B.L.U.E.S., a Windy City blues mecca. Now, he’s got six acclaimed albums in the Delmark catalog, every one a satisfying, challenging mix of blues (Specter lists influences including T-Bone Walker, Pee Wee Crayton, Magic Sam, and Otis Rush) and jazz (Kenny Burrell’s another of his main men).
The native of Chicago’s Northwest side didn’t even grab a guitar until he was 18 years old, inspired by his harp-blowing older brother Howard. While working at Jazz Record Mart and in the shipping department at Delmark he took guitar lessons from Sunnyland Slim’s former guitarist Steve Freund. Once he gained some skills, Freund set him up with legendary drummer Sam Lay and Howlin Wolf’s guitar player Hubert Sumlin for a tour. At this time he was also working at B.L.U.E.S., making valuable contacts on the job that led to sideman gigs with Johnny Littlejohn, Son Seals, and the Legendary Blues Band before he assembled his own outfit, the Bluebirds, in 1989.
Since Specter doesn’t sing, he recruited deep-voiced crooner Barkin’ Bill Smith as his first vocalist. The two shared the spotlight on Specter’s alluring 1991 Delmark debut, Bluebird Blues. After Smith departed, Specter latched on to another West side veteran, Jesse Fortune, backing the singer on his 1993 Delmark set Fortune Tellin’ Man. Dazzling harpist Tad Robinson took over frontman duties for the Bluebirds’ 1994 disc Blueplicity and Live in Europe the next year. California harpman Lynwood Slim became the band’s resident singer when Robinson left.
Jazz is growing increasingly prominent in Specter’s evolving guitar attack. He imported legendary jazz organist Brother Jack McDuff to provide a Hammond B-3 cushion for his 1996 Delmark project Left Turn on Blue. In 1998 he returned with a new singer, Lenny Lynn, and a new record for Delmark, Blues Spoken Here. For 2000s Speculatin’ Spector did away with vocals and cut 13 instrumentals. Is What It Is appeared in 2004, followed by Live in Chicago (a DVD of the same show was also issued) in 2008, all on the Delmark imprint.
Squeezing frequent European tours in between a myriad of local gigs, Specter wears his love for swinging blues tradition on his sleeve, and it fits him well.
**
Dave Specter is considered one of Chicago’s Finest Blues Artists and now with the release of “Spectified”, we all get a chance to hear why, as he lays down the soulful blues, while the rest of the crew sprinkle their magical dusting of jazz when and wherever needed, making this Album a complete and utter treat for the senses.
“Spectified” is an Album that is not only Purely Instrumental, it is also a Album that is Instrumentally Pure. Unlike the vast majority of Albums out their today, Instrumental Albums do not have the option of hiding behind lyrics if there are flaws. “Spectified”, as far as I could hear, was flawless, in fact lyrics would have only taken this treasure down a few notches.
“Spectified” consists of 12 Tracks, 9 which are Originals and 3 Covers, at least that is the official word, although the CD sent to me did have 13 Tracks, so it may of been a special limited promo offer CD. Accompanying Specter on some of the Tracks are David Hidalgo from Los Lobos on “Rumba & Tonic”, The Bo’ Weavil Brass, with Trumpet Master, Mike Cichowicz on 4 Tracks, and Latin percussionist Victor Garcia also makes a guest appearance on a couple of Tracks. Rounding out this Album are the regulars, Brother John Kattke and Pete Benson (Sharing Keyboards), and Harlan Terson and Greg Wyser-Pratte (Rhythm Section).
“Spectified” marks Specter’s 9th Release, which in itself is a more than worthy accomplishment for any Artist. Specter’s resume does not however, stop there, as you can find him featured on no less than a couple of dozen other very fine Blues Album’s along side many of the greats such as Lurrie Bell, Eric Clapton, Corky Siegel, John Primer, Junior Wells, Carey Bell, Little Walter, and Big Walter Horton, just to name a few. Dave Specter also gets his share of accolades and critical acclaim. “His 1991 release Bluebird Blues reached the #1 spot on both the Living Blues national radio charts and the Tower Records blues charts” and his 1994, “Blueplicity”, was chosen one of the top 10 blues albums of the last decade.
In the world of Guitar Instrumentalists, you really are not going to find a hell of a lot more that are better at it than, Dave Specter. He truly does reap what he sows and what he sows is just pure musical magic.
I was not familiar with Dave Specter before this Album, but I am now. “Spectified” will be played often and I look anxiously to the future for more Specter Releases.
Without question, I give “Spectified”, my highest rating of 5*****. Highly Recommended and Thoroughly Enjoyed.
Favorite Track… “Octavate’n”
By John Vermilyea.
**
01. Stick To The Hip 5:21
02. Octavate’n 5:27
03. Soul Serenade 7:25
04. Blues Call 5:55
05. Alley Walk 4:46
06. Wash Out 3:43
07. The Funky Hunky 4:11
08. Rumba & Tonic (feat. David Hidalgo of Los Lobos) 5:57
09. Azulado 7:28
10. Slick Pick 4:47
11. See See Rider 7:16
12. Lumpus D’ Rumpus 5:58
13. Alley Walk Acoustic 4:12
**

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Eddie KIRKLAND – It's The Blues Man! 1962

Posted in BLUES, Eddie KIRKLAND on November 30, 2010 by whoisthemonk

Eddie KIRKLAND – It’s The Blues Man! 1962
12 tracks recorded in New York City; December 8, 1961 and March 9, 1962.
1993 Issue.

Blues

In 1962, Eddie recorded one of the most powerful records in blues history. Originally recorded for the Prestige label, It’s The Blues Man has been in highest demand among collectors for years and was reissued by Fantasy Records in 1987. During the rest of the sixties, Eddie recorded now and then with John Lee Hooker, though they were no longer touring together, but his most important work during this time was for the famous Stax Records, recording a hit on their subsidiary Volt Records called “The Hawg” (recently reissued by Atlantic Records) and serving as band leader with Otis Redding for three years. Eddie was fronting his own band by this time and has continued to do so ever since. Of the many great musicians Eddie has had in his Energy Band no other has left a more lasting legacy than Jimi Hendrix who, ironically, was “playing around with the bass” and landed a spot as Eddie’s bass player. It was only after working with Eddie and other Macon blues musicians that “Jimi started to play around with the guitar!”
**
There are few wild lions left in this world and there are few true blues men working the scene. Eddie Kirkland must be experienced!
His heart and soul are one, what he believes; he feels. What he feels he transforms to music. He plays his passions on his notes and chords, and his life is in his lyrics. He is a lion, gentle and fierce, kind and proud, uncomplicated, knowing exactly what he wants.
Eddie Kirkland lives and plays the Blues!
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King Curtis, Oliver Nelson- (Tenor Sax)
Eddie “Blues Man” Kirkland- (Harmonica, Guitar, Vocal)
Herman Foster- (Piano)
Billy Butler- (Guitar)
Jimmy Lewis- (Bass)
Frank Shea- (Drum)
**
01.  Down On My Knees 2:25
02.  Don’t Take My Heart 2:28
03.  Daddy, Please Don’t Cry 3:15
04.  Have Mercy On Me 3:06
05.  Saturday Night Stomp 2:29
06.  I’m Gonna Forget You 3:30
07.  I Tried 3:03
08.  Man Of Stone 2:00
09.  I’m Goin’ To Keep Loving You 2:28
10.  Train Done Gone 2:33
11.  Something’s Gone Wrong In My Life 2:55
12.  Baby You Know It’s True 2:58
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R.J. MISCHO – Gonna Rock Tonight 1996

Posted in BLUES, R.J. MISCHO on November 30, 2010 by whoisthemonk

R.J. MISCHO – Gonna Rock Tonight 1996
Label: Blue Loon
Recorded over three sessions spanning from December 1991 through November 1993,
First released in 1994 and was re-issued in 1998

Blues

R.J. (Robert) Mischo began singing and playing harmonica in the Minneapolis area in the late ’70s. He played with the blues heavyweights of that area and timeframe such as Muddy Waters sideman Mojo Buford, Percy Strother, and Milwaukee Slim. R.J. also fronted several of his own bands, including Blues Deluxe and R.J. & Kid Morgan Blues Band (which featured guitarist Teddy Morgan and singer Percy Strother). His 1992 album with that band, Ready to Go, won praises far and near and still has an unmatched magic about it. Mischo was nominated for several Minnesota Music Academy Awards while in Minneapolis, and in 1996, he won the award for Best Harmonica Player. In 1994 he released Gonna Rock Tonight. After a few tours of Europe, he re-formed the band and called it R.J. Mischo and His Red Hot Blues Band. Rough and Tough and Cool Disposition were recorded before Mischo departed for San Francisco in 1998. He recorded West Wind Blowin’ there the following year. He and his band make regular appearances in the bay area and also tour the U.S. and Europe.
By Ann Wickstrom, All Music Guide.
**
R.J. Mischo resurrects the glory days of ’50s Chicago harp-playing on his Blue Loon album, Gronna Rock Tonight.
By Earl Simmons, All Music Guide.
**
R.J. Mischo- (Vocals & Harp),
Teddy “Kid” Morgan- (Guitar),
Bruce McCabe- (Piano),
Bill Black- (Bass),
Robb Stupka- (Drums).
Also:
Jeff Hester- (Guitar),
John Schroder- (Guitar)
Dave Larson- (Drums).
**
01. Always Late  3.56
02. Kept Hanging On  4.07
03. Voodoo Voodo  2.19
04. I Got A Feeling  3.57
05. Judgment Day  3.50
06. 41st Street Roll  4.41
07. I Got Lucky  3.02
08. Rooster Blues  3.04
09. Wildcat Tamer  3.04
10. I Got A Good Woman  5.20
11. Rocket Boogie  3.10
12. Bye Bye Bird  2.47
**

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Mississippi John HURT & Skip JAMES – Live on Folkside 1964

Posted in BLUES, Mississippi John HURT, Skip JAMES on November 30, 2010 by whoisthemonk

Mississippi John HURT & Skip JAMES – Live on Folkside 1964
Folkside with Phil Spiro
WTBS-FM
Cambridge MA
October, 1964
With Al Wilson
Thx To the person who sent this to me.

Blues

This one’s been proving a hidden gem for me, Mississippi John Hurt and Skip James as guests on Phil Spiro’s Folkside program in October, 1964. Between talking with Spiro, both play a trio of tunes apiece, with Hurt backed by Canned Heat founding member Al Wilson on harp for two of them. The show concludes with a radio spot promoting the upcoming 1964 election between Johnson and Goldwater.
**
01. John Hurt intro 1:19
02. Louis Collins 5:04
03. Talking with Hurt (p.1) 0:53
04. Cow Hooking Blues 3:23
05. Talking with Hurt (p.2) 0:39
06. Trouble All My Days 3:51
07. Skip James intro 1:01
08. Cherry Ball Blues 4:45
09. Talking with James (p. 1) 5:22
10. Illinois Blues 3:47
11. Talking with James (P. 2) 0:40
12. I’m So Glad 2:27
13. Talking with James (p.3) 1:11
14. Public Services announcement. 1964 election 0:49
**

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Gina SICILIA – Hey Sugar 2008

Posted in BLUES, Gina SICILIA on November 30, 2010 by whoisthemonk

Gina SICILIA – Hey Sugar 2008

Blues

This is good cooking! Blues, a tiny bit of jazz, weepy country ballads and even a little bit of a doo-wopesque ditty (the title track, one of my favorites), you kinda get it all here, all in one stew. Nothing really feels out of place here. Just quintessential American music drenched in that old fashioned type of melancholy and grit you don’t really get anymore. Gina has an amazing voice, and writes most of the material on the album as well. Great instrumentation backing this girl up. Tough chick.
By Maximill.
**
Last year, Gina Sicilia‘s Allow Me to Confess debut on SwingNation Records began at #10 on the Living Blues radio charts, and her follow-up, Hey Sugar, will likely launch this young, twenty-something East Coast singer into that same stratosphere. When you click on http://www.ginasicilia.com, she hits you right away with one of the most forceful web-site openings I‘ve ever heard. Produced by BMA nominee Dave Gross (who also plays guitar, drums, and bass on the CD), Hey Sugar is destined for many DJ‘s ‘Top Ten’ CD lists. It’s not a pure blues CD, though. Sure, there‘s the powerful ‘Kissing in the Dark’ that‘s a classic blues song in the making on Hey Sugar, but what impresses me about Gina‘s second CD is its musical diversity. ‘What the Moon Could Never Do’ could be right at home on a roots-rock-Americana folk station, and her cover of Dolly Parton‘s ‘Coat of Many Colors’ is 100% country and western. ‘So Attracted to You’ features a speakeasy and ragtime feel, buoyed by John-Erik Kellso‘s period-perfect trumpet and Gerry Niewood’s jaunty clarinet. There‘s a lot to like on Hey Sugar. Gina’s yet to celebrate her 30‘s, and the blues is in very good hands. She has a career of real promise ahead of her, and I look forward to more blues from this amazing talent.
By By Eric Steiner.
**
Gina Sicilia’s young, talented voice has the ability to melt your heart with the turn of a phrase. She demonstrated that on her debut album Allow Me To Confess, which garnered her a BMA nomination this passed February. Sicilia demonstrated, too, that she had the ability to cross genres easily without alienating listeners and fans of any of the genres. Now, with one more year under her belt and nine new songs to record, Sicilia returns with virtually the same band on her sophomore effort Hey Sugar. Produced by bandleader, songwriting partner, and BMA-nominated guitarist Dave Gross; Sicilia tackles a different direction on this CD.

Sicilia’s signature is weaving back and forth between genres with both her songwriting skills and powerful alto voice that can croon you to a swoon or be as sassy as it wants to be. This second album is not any different. Taking on more of a countrypolitan sound that characterized 50’s and 60’s Nashville in the veins of Patsy Cline, Jim Reeves, Conway Twitty, and the early songwriting of Willie Nelson; Sicilia seems right at home in this great American landscape of songwriters and singers. On tunes like “What the Moon Could Never Do,” “Nobody’s Darling But Mine,” the Dolly Parton cover “Coat of Many Colors,” and the late night lovers croon of “Plain Apple Pie” are all beautiful homage to this past sound by staying fresh and new with Sicilia’s interpretation and strongly mature songwriting. Don’t leave blues fans! There’s plenty here for all of us, trust me!

For the blues and classic R&B sounds, Sicilia is not short on talent and ear-catching ability either. With the infectious beat of a Muscle Shoals-sounding stomper on the story “Jack & Jill,” Sicilia weaves the biographical tale of two lovers while Dave Gross’ guitar has a sudden ring of Steve Cropper’s licks and David Maxwell conjours Booker T’s organ. Sicilia shows she’s not too far removed from last year’s effort with the swing of “Goin’ Home Baby” another Big Maybelle tune. Sicilia keeps classic 50s & early 60’s R&B alive with the title track which is completed by the male chorus harmonizing with “ooos” and the story of “Cherry Tree” on the following track. My three favorites oddly enough are the nasty and sassy blues of “Kissing In the Dark,” “Lowest of the Low,” and the jazzy “I Pray Most Everyday.” “Kissing” is a revival of an old Memphis Minnie song written by her long time partner Little Son Joe (a.k.a. Ernest Lawlers) which Sicilia interprets so warmly that it’s like the smoke from a day’s last cigarette wrapping around you in a dark room. The beautiful Italian guitar opening by Gross, no doubt homage to Sicilia’s heritage, on “I Pray Most Everyday” shows a uniquely gifted knack for jazz reminding me of Astrud Gilberto or Billie Holiday. I know those are quite huge comparisons and may seem to some like hyperbole but after hearing Sicilia live and on CD these past two years, expectations continue to rise for this young star.

Sicilia’s band is always stellar. Scot Hornick (upright bass), David Maxwell (keys), and Chris Rivelli (drums) along with guest appearances by Dennis Gruenling (harmonica) and Jon-Erik Kellso (trumpet) and Gerry Niewood (saxes & clarinet) easily switch gears between genres as flawlessly as Gross and Sicilia do. This album like her last has the same foibles for some more traditional genre listeners. If you don’t care for this sound and that sound, then I might not recommend this to you. However, if you are a general lover of all music when it’s done well and right, then pick this up because this album is no sophomore slouch and stands up easily against last year’s Confess because of its maturity in songwriting and continued skill and craft in vocal phrasing and overall quality. I would dare you to go one step further and go out to see Gina Sicilia and her band as she goes out on tour to support the album all across the country through the rest of 2008.
**
Gina Sicilia- (Vocals);
Dave Gross- (Guitar, Upright Bass, Drums, Background Vocals);
Dennis Gruenling- (Harmonica);
Gerry Niewood- (Clarinet, Alto, Tenor Sax);
Jon-Erik Kellso- (Trumpet);
David Maxwell- (Piano, Organ);
Anthony Tamburro, Larry Cappoli, Lou Bevere- (Background Vocals);
Scot Hornick- (Upright Bass);
Chris Rivelli- (Drums).
**
01. Goin’ Home Baby 2:13
02. So Attracted to You 3:17
03. Kissin’ in the Dark 4:10
04. I Pray Most Everyday 4:14
05. Jack & Jill 4:37
06. What the Moon Could Never Do 2:34
07. Bad Years Comin’ On 3:52
08. Hey Sugar 2:22
09. Cherry Tree 3:12
10. Lowest of the Low 4:42
11. Nobody’s Darling But Mine 3:44
12. Coat of Many Colors 3:01
13. Plain Apple Pie 2:01
**

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