Blues Band – Trickle Down Blues
is the eighth release of St. Louis' own Soulard
Blues Band with nine new tracks.
to this CD, you'll know why these guys are
always gigging and RFT's best blues band.
I enjoyed this CD, I'd recommend it.
starts off loud, it has a good beat, the vocals
are powerful, the guitar is a bit gritty.
Yea, I found myself tapping my foot to this
one. This song is a powerhouse compared to
other SBB songs I've heard. Song was written
by Art Dwyer, founding member and bass player.
“Front Page Blues”
by guitarist and vocalist John Mondin is full
of raw vocals, good blues licks.
features John Wolf’s bass trombone on
this bluesy-swingin' instrumental.
Blues” combines blues guitar,
Mondin's gritty southern rock like vocals,
the band adds vocal harmonies and a horn solo
complete this multi genre song – blues,
swing, southern rock, even a distorted rock
guitar solo. SBB gives us a good taste of
their abilities on the albums title song.
“Rock Me Baby”
is a Chicago blues-esque song which reminded
me of Muddy or Howlin'. I liked this track
sounds gooood, I'm diggin' the guitar. One
of the best blues instrumentals I've heard
in a long time. I'll take a dozen of these
and an icy 'Bud' eight days a week.
has good vocals and harmonica, too much horn
for my liking, maybe I was still up from “Pico”.
I could have done without this song although
who wants to buy a CD with only 8 songs.
Matter” is another Dwyer original.
Man the mojo is mighty healthy on this track.
This slow blues with deep down vocals was
John Mayall's “Steppin'
Out” has a fast tempo British
Blues sound reminiscent of the 60's with a
40's style swing throughout – how's
that for a combination. Don’t misunderstand,
it was a good song, a really good song.
Overall I'd give this CD a strong 4 out of
5 - add a couple of tracks, ditch 'Reconsider
Baby' and it would be perfect.
for now, peace.