Danny Liston - God Used Mississippi - Above Entertainment, 2012
God Used Mississippi
Above Entertainment | 2012
Danny Liston’s newest CD, God Used Mississippi is bluesy rock with SOUL and packs a wallop! While Liston comes off as a wise old man, leisurely walking down the mountain sharing Gods glory to all who listens, he subtlety delivers a message of faith via a rich, soulful, classic rock album chocked full of power ballads that’s easy to listen too over and over and over. Musically, vocally and lyrically the songs are fantastic! The ten toe tappin’ tracks are originals and fresh with catchy lyrics that I’ve been singing chorus too non-stop.
Personal favorites are Masquerade and Along For The Ride. This album was produced by none less than the great Jim Gaines, recorded part in St. Louis, MO (Music Creek Studios) and part in Memphis, TN (Ardent Studios). While recording in Memphis Leon Russell popped by to listen and visit with Liston and Gaines as did the late great Duck Dunn. Liston is joined by a stellar group of musicians including steel guitar by the late Don Curtis. Jack Holder (guitar) played with Black Oak and Johnny Lang. St. Louis all-stars like guitarist Steve Pecaro and bassist Dickie Steltenphol (both are with Liston in the current touring Brother’s). Additionally, the guitar riffs are slow smokin’ deliberate and tasty blues morsels that are reminiscent of Slowhand a long time ago.
Danny credits his biggest music influences growing up were Motown and STAX, you’ll hear that funky soul come out on this album. This Mama’s Pride vocalist sounds terrific and has only improved with age.
I love this CD and highly recommend adding it to your collection!
Stringbean Pete… AKA Cornbread (retired)
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