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Zola MOON – Down To My Bones 2002

Posted in BLUES, Zola MOON on December 23, 2010 by whoisthemonk

Zola MOON – Down To My Bones 2002

Blues

Willie Dixon once said to Koko Taylor ‘That’s what what the world needs, a woman with a voice like yours that sings the blues’. If Willie were alive today you can bet he’d be saying the same thing to Zola Moon. Zola serves up some wild rocking blues complete with gut wrenching vocals, hot guitar licks and some pretty mean harp-and shows that the blues don’t have to be the same old thing, they can be fresh, original and very, very HOT!
By BLUEZ4U.
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Zola Moon’s talent as a singer and a songwriter cannot be denied. She can be hurt by the end of a relationship or by economic hardship or by the state of the world, but she never gives in to self pity or despair; she’s too tough, gutsy and hip for that. She keeps bouncing back and fighting back, because that’s her nature; her voice won’t be stilled. And what a voice it is, capable of hard-rockin’ joy, bitter sorrow, deeply felt love.
By THE SCOPE.
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01. Times Is On My Side
02. St. James Infimrary
03. Not My Fault
04. Help Me
05. Me. Alligator
06. I Don’t Think So
07. These Steel Bars
08. Cracks
09. Bad Dog Fight
10. Hush, Sweet Daddy
11. Don’t Come Knockin
12. Fernando
13. Night Life
14. Little Red Rooster
15. Tin Pan Alley
16. Big City Blues
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Zola MOON – Almost Crazy 1998

Posted in BLUES, Zola MOON on November 25, 2010 by whoisthemonk

Zola MOON – Almost Crazy 1998

Blues

One of the most ballsy, most powerful singer-songwriters alive.tracks
ZOLA MOON IS ONE OF THE MOST CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ARTISTS ON CDBABY. HER ASTOUNDING VOCAL VIRTUOSITY, GRITTILY BRILLIANT SONGWRITING, AND INCREDIBLE INTENSITY AS A LIVE PERFORMER HAVE MADE HER A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH FOR OVER 25 YEARS. THE QUOTES BELOW ARE FROM MAGAZINES, NEWSPAPERS, WRITERS, REVIEWERS, AND DJs FROM AROUND THE WORLD. ABSOLUTELY NO VOCAL PITCH CORRECTION OR VOCAL AUGMENTATION WAS USED IN THE MAKING OF THIS CD
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Great musicianship and an incredible voice make Zola Moon a definite winner. For those of you who look at the Blues as an old man style of music, all I have to say is, listen to Zola! Those who have heard her, understand what I’m talking about. Those who are interested, are going to be shown the way. And those who say, ‘Fuck this Blues shit, I want my fucking RAWK!’, are going to miss out. Zola is just simply fantastic!!!
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Zola Moon sings the blues in an authentic way that’s won critical acclaim from scribes all over the world. She’s been often compared to Janis Joplin and Big Mama Thornton and is known for her burning live performances.
By PASADENA WEEKLY.
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Zola Moon takes a darker tack on the blues on Almost Crazy, doing away with the cheesy, masturbatory, fake-Stevie Ray noodlings many bands mistake as blues. Her and her hand take a more under-stated approach, concentrating on good songs, and paying homage to John Lee Hooker, Robert Johnson and Ella Fitzgerald. This record won’t bowl you over with instrumental histrionics (although it is very well played), but will slowly, but surely enrapture you with its subtle grooves.
By Steven Booth.
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01. Hollywood To The Hood (5:05)
02. Bad Dog Fight (4:03)
03. Comin’ Back To Me (1:44)
04. The Well (4:38)
05. Love With A Thug (3:28)
06. On The Run (3:14)
07. Long Long Road (6:58)
08. Rockabilly Billie (2:49)
09. Bus Stop (3:22)
10. Alley Cat (4:51)
11. I’m Mad (5:27)
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