Dogs New Tricks
Streak Blues Band
Blue Streak Blues Band released their first compilation
"Old Dogs New Tricks" a few months ago and
it is selling like hotcakes at their live shows. I have
had the chance to see the frenzy first hand. People
really seem to dig these guys. I got my copy of the
CD about a month ago and have thoroughly enjoyed it.
These guys have great potential; I dig the stuff now,
but I am anxious to see how they are performing and
what they will be layin' down in a year or so. Here
is my mini review of the disc. You can visit www.bluestreakbluesband.com
to pick up a copy for yourself and learn some facts
about these nice fellas. Enjoy!!
1: Sho' Look Good To Me (Blue Streak)-nice
upbeat shuffle and guitar blues. Definitely some toe
tappin', hip shakin' beats.
Track 2: Broken
Heart (Walter Trout)-straight guitar blues with a cool
grove mixed in nicely; superb vocals from Rich.
Track 3: Same Thing
(Willie Dixon)-Great song; how can you not dig anything
done by Dixon in the first place?!?! Excellent moral
to the song and some fine harp from Rich, too.
Track 4: Someone
Else (Blue Streak)-Bo Diddly sound; highly addictive
rhythm that will run through your head all day!
Track 5: Brand New
Day (Blue Streak)-My favorite track on the disc/uplifting
vocals that says there is always hope. Nice guitar rhythm
& absolutely dig the harp from Rich!
Track 6: One Way
Out (Elmore James)-Again can't go wrong w/ James-such
a classic-reminds me a bit of Clapton's sound with some
slide mixed in.
Track 7: Al's Jam
(Blue Streak)-Love the excellent combo of guitar work
and harp playing on this song.
Track 8: Loan Me
a Dime (Robinson Fenton)-Slow blues from a great old
bluesmen-Rich has excellent lyrics on this one as well.
Track 9: Inner City
Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) (Marvin Gaye)- Nothin'
but a sexy, groovin' sound. I can dig it!
Track 10: She Caught
the Katy (Taj Mahal)- Enjoyed this tune from the first
note; great slide guitar and harp--this is my second
favorite on the disc.
Streak Blues Band is:
Rich Bazile: vocals & harp | Larry
Cowsert: bass | Rex
Al Jones: lead guitar | Tom
Soehnlin: lead guitar/slide guitar