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'Cornbread'By Cornbread

{2005 | Alligator}

OK y’all, you can say you heard about it first at STLBlues. The release date for Standing Room Only is January 11, 2005.

Roomful of Blues 18th album entitled "Standing Room Only" is the follow-up to the Grammy nominated "That's Right"! Roomful of Blues has been combining the big band of 40’s and 50’s with a bluesy/R&B sound that’s all their own for 37 years.

The fourteen high energy, boppin’ tunes consist of both covers and originals. Just try not to bob your head and snap your fingers.

1. She Put A Spell On Me – super fast singing and bass playing remake of Oliver Sains song.

2. Can’t Stand You No More – excellent song, my choice for best song on CD.

3. Boomerang – a fast paced tune with country-esque vocals.

4. The Love You Lost On The Way – outstanding guitar

5. Just Keep On Rockin’ – a quick combination of rockabilly and 40’s big band boppin’ blues. It was a bit jungle sounding with the drums followed by a killer horn solo.

6. Two For The Price Of Ten – I dug this song, plenty of piano boogie woogie. Nice harmonica blowin’.

7. Straight Jacquet – a horny instrumental.

8. Sufferin’ With The Blues – a slower sexy ballad.

9. Jona Lee – a fast shuffle, swing.

10. My Mind Is Troubled – this song kinda’ reminded me of Messin’ with the King. I like organ solos, this one was great.

11. Love Grown Cold – a catchy blues tune

12. Flip Flap Jack – a fun song, one that will stick with you long after you’ve shelved this CD.

13. Up Jumped The Devil – I liked the song. However, the lyrics and vocals did not really match the music. Maybe gritty guitar and less horns on this song would be better.

14. Nobody Knows – this song features the deep soulful vocals of guitarist Chris Vachon, it’s a bit slower than most of the songs almost Rat Packish. I enjoyed this track.


Back Row: Jason Corbiere, drums; Bob Enos, trumpet; Rich Lataille, Tenor & Alto Sax; Mark Earley, Baritone & Tenor Sax.

: Chris Vachon, guiar & barckground vocals (lead on 14); Mark DuFresne, lead & background vocals, horminica.

: Travis Colby, piano & Hammond B3, Brad Hallen, bass.

Standing Room Only is dedicated to the memory of their departed brother Porky Cohen.

This is a pretty good CD. I preferred songs: Can’t Stand You No More, Sufferin’ With The Blues and The Love You Lost On The Way. Checking the bluesometer, the rating is a solid 4.007.

Ciao' for now, peace.
Peter 'Cornbread' Cohen, CBP

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