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Alvin Jett & the Phat noiZ Blues Band – Wet My BeakAlvin Jett & the Phat noiZ Blues Band – Wet My Beak

Alvin 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.

Big Dave - 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

The Songs:

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.

Your Blues Ain’t Like Mine – if you dig mellow vocals and BB Kinglike guitar riffs then you’ll like this slower song.

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.

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.

East Side Women – a swingin’ shuffle and my favorite track.

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.

How Long – good shuffle and full of mojo.

Phat noiZ – a bit funky, good bass solo.

OK y’all here’s what you gotta do: go hear AJ & PNBB live, visit their website: www.PhatnoiZ.com and buy the CD!

Wet 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.

Checking the bluesometer we get a rock solid 3.978.

Buy this CD!

Ciao’ for now, peace.
Peter ‘Cornbread’ Cohen, CBP

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