MORSELS II - A Six Pack of Tiny Little
Tidbits Worth Sinking Your Teeth Into!
George Brock – Round Two
2006 – Cat Head
Down home acoustic country blues that delivers
a wallop. Joined by Bill Abel and Lightnin'
Malcolm with special guest Hubert Sumlin on
a couple tracks. This is the way blues music
used to sound, and should sound. The once boxer
gets back into the ring on his second release,
with a CD just as powerful as his first –
it’s a knockout!
-- Big George
Allison – Energized, Live In Europe
2006 – Ruf Records
A double CD, recorded live in Germany, 2005
(also available on DVD). Bernard is guitar great
Luther Allison’s song, though no lightweight
himself and delivers hot electric blues with
a gospel-like twinge on these 16 tracks, five
of which are instrumentals. Missed the European
tour? Pick up the CD (DVD too) and prepare to
get blown away.
Slim & The Teardrops – Anything Can
2005 – Blind Pig
A live recording from Chicago Bluesman
that was born in Mississippi in the 30’s,
came to Chicago in the 50’s, highlighting
his limitless talent as a living blues legend.
Slim shakes things up with high tempos, medium-tempos
and slows down on Muddy’s Still A Fool.
Twelve bar remains the guiding groove throughout.
I really enjoyed this one y’all!
Riedy Blues Band – Late Freight Out
2004 – Chicago Sound Recordings
Late Freight has been digitally remastered,
it was originally recorded in 1977, never
pressed to vinyl and is now available for
the first time. Featuring covers from legendary
blues writers such as Muddy, Willie Dixon,
Otis Spann, Robert Johnson, Carey Bell (also
on this CD, vocal and harmonica), and Walter
Jacobs, also includes two originals from Riedy.
Late Freight is a must-listen for blues fans,
this after all is Chicago Blues and really
gets my mojo working.
Traylor – Tribute
2003 – Topcat
Texas blues veteran Kenny Traylor’s
tribute to the great seminal blues masters who
were Kenny's biggest influences. The fifteen
tracks feature Kenny’s captivating vocals
and Texas guitar licks. John Garza played bass,
and can be heard on his sons, Los Lonely Boys
Blues Harmonica Project – Diamonds In
The Rough, featuring The Chicago Bluesmasters
2005 – Severn Records
Dusty Brown, Omar Coleman, Russ Green,
Larry Cox, Harmonica Khan #1 and Little Addison
on twelve tracks. Wow! Prepare to have your
socks knocked off. This CD is phenomenal! Chicago
Blues Harp lives on.
Ciao' for now, peace.
Peter 'Cornbread' Cohen,