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'Cornbread'By Cornbread

Jimi Hocking – Give Jimi Some Love!

Early in 2005 Jimi took on the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, in the Solo/Duo section. The Summer of ’05 brought Jimi to the US for a tour and he's working on a couple of recording projects, including a new blues album.

Jimi resides down under in Australians Victorian Coast, he is a prolific songwriter and performer. “Give Jimi Some Love!” contains nine original tunes and a Jimi makeover version “No Particular Place To Go” a Chuck Berry classic and T-Bone Walkers “Good Boy”. This album also features the awesome sounds of Jimi’s dad, Kevin Hocking, on piano duties.


1. Everybody's Clown – slow blues with some piano boogie and heck-of-a well delivered guitar solo.

2. Skinny White Boy – somewhat jazzy with Stray Cat like vocals.

3. No Particular Place To Go – an up tempo to Chuck’s classic swingin’ blues tune.

4. Blues At My House – another jazzy guitar track.

5. Look At The Damage (Free The Children) – an acoustic blues song.

6. Mr. Nobody – outstanding vocals. Latin guitar at start.

7. Collar Up - delta-like traditional acoustic number.

8. Credit Card Blues – a fast paced rockabilly blues song.

9. Good Boy – powerful electric blues and an excellent cover of T-Bones song. I really liked this song.

10. Romance In Aisle 2 – good song, hard to describe. Man he was singing fast over the piano.

11. Boxing Gloves – Jimi saved the best for last!

Well I guess this proves it! Aussies can get down and play the blues. One of the pleasures I get for doing CD reviews for y’all is getting to hear fresh new music that I probably would have never had the opportunity to hear otherwise. This is an example of that. I enjoyed the CD, it covers several genres. Make sure you go see Jimi if he comes to your town.

Ciao' for now, peace.
Peter 'Cornbread' Cohen, CBP
~ Cornbread@STLBlues.net ~

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