Jett & the Phat noiZ Blues Band –
Wet My Beak
Jett is from East St. Louis and has been playing
guitar for over 20 years. At one point he was playing
with Tommy Bankhead and the Blues Eldorados. Attend
any blues festival in and around St. Louis and there
is a pretty good chance Alvin will be there. The
newest CD “Wet My Beak” consists of
10 original songs written by Alvin Jett & the
Phat Noiz Blues Band.
- This band is one of St. Louis' finest, destined
to be one of our 'break out' successes, as the festival
circuit is their destiny! They rocked the
Emerging Artist stage at the 2005
Arkansas Blues Festival, watch these talented
musicians....they're going places!
The Band is:
Alvin Jett – Guitar & Vocal
Matt Davis – Bass
Frank Bauer – Sax
Jeremy West – Drums
Marcus Steinmann – Keyboards on songs 2, 4,
8 and 9
1. What Must A Player Do
– deep sultry R&B vocals, swinging horn,
and electric guitar Phils.
2. Bluesman –
another smooth, boppin’ song with outstanding
guitar with a surprise Blues Brothers style solo.
“I’m a bluesman baby”
3. Coming My Way
– soulful R&B vocals and excellent harmonizing
backing vocals, Bauer whales on his sax solo.
4. Your Blues Ain’t Like
Mine – if you dig mellow vocals and
BB Kinglike guitar riffs then you’ll like
this slower song.
5. Wet My Beak –
a bit jazzier with the dominant sax, not sure how
I’d classify the vocal part. The redeeming
part of this song is the guitar part.
6. I Got My Pride –
kind of a slow rock tune, it’s kinda catchy
and will stick with you longer than mama’s
chicken and biscuits.
7. East Side Women –
a swingin’ shuffle and my favorite track.
8. China Doll –
the first time I heard this, the vocals reminded
me of David Ruffin (the Temptations) which isn’t
a bad comparison for any singer.
9. How Long – good shuffle and
full of mojo.
10. Phat noiZ –
a bit funky, good bass solo.
y’all here’s what you gotta do:
go hear AJ & PNBB live, visit their website:
and buy the CD!
My Beak takes us into R&B and back to St.
Louie Blues – back and forth, too and
fro. I liked the CD though not as bluesy as
I was hoping.
the bluesometer we get a rock solid 3.978.
for now, peace.
Peter ‘Cornbread’ Cohen, CBP