Dupree & The Smokehouse Players – Anybody
Seen My Baby?
Twelve songs, seven of which are originals, lead
by bassplayer HoneyBoy. The well deserving title
track starts off as a simmerin’ hot blues
ditty, with a long smokin’ lead. The first
song is the best on the CD, would’ve liked
to have a whole CD like this. Keys and horns are
added to second track – 300 lbs of Heavenly
Joy, kind of reminded me of the Blues Brothers.
Track 3, Full Moon On Main St., demonstrates HoneyBoy’s
soulful vocals. Built for Comfort leans more towards
jumpin’ swing with a killer harmonica solo.
Howlin could easily be an Omar Dykes song, deep
and raspy over twelve bars. First Morning Light
could be a cross over to country or pop, either
way I liked it. Coming Home is the slower gospel
ballad on the CD. Big Legged Woman is knee tappin’,
good time jamboree.
The Phoenix based blues band, HoneyBoy Dupree &
The Smokehouse Players Are:
Salvatore Caffarello aka "HoneyBoy Dupree"
(Song writer, lead vocals, bass)
Robert "Bob Dog" Turner (Harmonica)
Pat "Big Mack" Mason McDonald (Keyboards,
backup vocals, 2nd guitar)
Mike DeVirgilio (Lead guitar)
With Adam Clark on Drums and Rich "Jesse James"
Arnold on Sax.
HBD & TSHP at honeyboydupree.com.
for now, peace.