MORSELS I - A Six Pack of Tiny Little Tidbits
Worth Sinking Your Teeth Into!
Fremonts featuring Mighty Joe Milsap –
2005 Wooden Monkey Music
Mighty Crazy finds the Fremonts revisiting the
classic 50's and 60's blues found on classic
labels like Chess, Excello, and Sun records,
while seamlessly adapting original material
to recording techniques from the mid 1950s.
Special guests are Carl "Sonny" Leyland
(piano) and Rip Carson (bass), with flavors
of Slim Harpo, Muddy Waters, Jimmy Rogers, and
Lightnin Slim. I liked it
“Honey Boy” Edwards – Blues,
2006 – Documents Records
“Honeyboy” Edwards is an original
Delta Bluesmen, who traveled the South as a
hobo in the 1930s and who shaped early folk
music into todays Rock n’ Roll. Honeyboy
Edwards was born in the Mississippi Delta in
1915, the son of a sharecropper. Honey Boy recorded
this in Vienna, Austria 1975, he played guitar
and harmonica, and sings too. Recording is fair,
put this in the Delta-Country-Blues category.
It’s sippin’ lemonade from the mason
Matt Schofield Trio – Ear To The Ground
2007 – Nugene Records
The Matt Schofield Trio is one of the most musically
dynamic bands on the UK blues scene. On this
CD, The Trio play upbeat blues and funky stuff,
that oozes vibrancy and rock energy, you’ll
be blown away by the talents of Schofield (Guitar
& Vocals), Henderson (Hammond) and Jenkins
(Drums). 9 original and Freddie King and BB
covers. A new favorite of mine! This CD is outstanding!
Daddy ‘O’ – Deranged Covers
2004 - Rabadash Records
Big Daddy 'O' is a sweet singing hard driving
Acoustic Blues Artist from the Louisiana Mississippi
Delta. Big Daddy covers Hiatt’s Feels
Like Rain, as well as James Taylor, Leon Russell,
Robert Johnson and others including Key To The
Highway. This all acoustic blues is traditional
but in a modern well produced way. It’s
kinda mellow, easy on the ears. Give it a spin.
Tucker – Looking For A Brighter Day
2006 – Jamar Records
Don’t let the down home package fool you.
I expected a front porch, jug tooting acoustic
blues CD and got was a well-seasoned blues rocker
in the tradition of the Allman Brothers, Joe
Walsh, and Stevie Ray Vaughan. This is the second
release from the Indiana based southern-fried,
blues rocker. Well worth adding to your collection.
Lee Hooker, Jr. – Cold As Ice
2006 – Telarc
JLH Jr’s sophomore CD mixes straight-up
Chicago blues and smooth contemporary jazz with
hints of soul, funk R&B. This leans more
to jazz than blues. A couple of songs I’d
say he’s outright rapping on. It’s
fair, the lyrics are kinda lacking, but the
big-band backing Hooker is quite good.
Ciao' for now, peace.
Peter 'Cornbread' Cohen,