MORSELS III - A Seven Pack of Tiny Little
Tidbits Worth Sinking Your Teeth Into!
Louis Walker – Playin’ Dirty
2006 – JSP Records
Walker sings, plays guitar, piano and harmonica
on this fast paced Chicago style blues little
ditty. I really dug the groove that was throughout
every song. I recon in years that follow we’ll
become vastly familiar with this future blues
demi-God. Definitely a must have!
Gary Moore – Close As You Get
2007 – Eagle Rock
With a career that started in 1960 as a guitarist,
Gary Moore continues mixing original tunes with
some interesting Blues songs. This CD shows
Moore’s maturity, it rocks, its blues,
and a couple of slower tunes. The CD was very
well produced and shines. Without a doubt this
gem will be one of the years best!
Twisters – After The Storm
2006 – Northern Blues Music
All original tunes. Kenny “Blues Boss”
Wayne joins in with his signature piano/organ
playing. Imagine the lights low in your favorite
juke joint, smoky filled air and stale beer
as this saltry-jazzy-soulful-jum-swing-blues
bands takes us from the wee-wee hours of today
into tomorrow and we slow dance with our girl
one last time. Buy the CD, file it under Mojo
– play often.
The Best of Paul Reddick
2007 – Northern Blues Music
18 tracks from Canadian blues pioneer. Most
of the songs are originals with exception of
Johnny Cash Train of Love and Son House Am I
Right or Wrong? The guitar is dominant, vocals
are intense, I really enjoyed Reddicks harmonica
playing. The flavor is a modernized fast tempo
Country Blues. Some good, some fair, some outstanding.
Mudsharks – Train Rolls On
2006 – Double Barrel Records / Crows
The Mudsharks are guitarist Scottie "Mad
Dog" Blinn and drummer Tom Essa, Mike Lars
(bass) and bring us a high octane dose of punk
blues driven by Blinn's gruff, Wolfman Jack-like
vocals and blistering slide guitar playing.
While not my cup of tea, I’m sure there
are many folks that dig the grind and intensity
DelGrosso – Get Your Nose Outta My Business!
In addition to mandolin, DelGrosso plays guitars
and sings, special guests include Pineton Perkins,
James Harman and Doug MacLeod. This is by far
the best mandolin blues I’ve ever heard.
It’s got sixteen fast paced songs, some
originals, a Muddy song and a Robert Johnson
song. Don’t let pass thru your radar!
Stevens – Albertville
2007 – Ruf Records
Corey (a Centralia, Illinois native) plays musical
tribute to Albert King with 10 songs Albert
wrote/covered. Great guitar playing, vocally
it lacked the intensity these songs deserved
though it did kind of remind me of Robert Cray
barring Little Brother which I thought I was
listening to Jimmie Vaughan. I Get Evil was
outstanding. Albertville is a really good CD
(Stevens sixth) and worthy of repeated listening
Ciao' for now, peace.
Peter 'Cornbread' Cohen,