Mischo - He Came To Play
Mischo's latest CD "He Came to Play"
is his finest work to date. I have always liked
blues harmonica but mostly the west coast cats.
RJ falls into the category with other favorites
of mine including Rick Estrin (Little Charlie
and the Nightcats), Mark Hummel, and Gary Smith.
When you first look at
the album cover you may think its something
from outer space...well RJ's playing is out
of this world. He has several fine musicians
on this album helping spice it up including
Jude Core (for drummer for Little Charlie) and
Frank Goldwasser (Paris Slim). RJ does some
of the best rendition work of Sonny Boy and
Little Walter that I have heard.
Seeing him live and in
person is the way to go with this cat. His energy
and humor are top-notch. He also has some first-rate
musicians backing him up while on tour. Go see
him and you will not be disappointed. Like I
always say-go out and see it then buy the CD!!!
The Train (Mr. Bo) - nice jumpy opener
2. 20% Alcohol (JB Hutto) -
3. Mojo Lounge - great tune
about a little blues club near San Francisco
4. The Switch - fast tempo
w/ cool shakers in the background
5. Telephone Driver
(Hang Up and Drive) - my favorite on
the disc maybe because it's true or maybe due
to my job...I dig it! The only thing I wonder
is how a blues man can afford a Hummer?
6. The Pull - nice funky instrumental
7. Bluebird Blues (Sonny Boy #1) -
my second favorite; down home blues all the
8. Please Help - fast boogie
9. Hippie's Playground (James
10. The Waddle - fun instrumental
11. RJ Come and Get It - Acoustic
harp/drum tune. Sneaky blues lyrics
I Came to Play
13. Jokerhead - insanely funny
laugh on this intriguing track
14. Uh Huh - awesome instrumental
to close out the disc
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