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Marc Benno – Crawlin Blue Skunk Music

Marc Benno - Crawlin Blue Skunk Music
Released Jun 16, 2009 TexasSize Records - 2006

With his career on the rise, Mark Benno struck a deal with A&M Records in 1970 to launch a solo career. He released three albums, 1970s self-titled album, 1971's Minnows and 1972's Ambush. After Ambush, Benno formed a new band, Marc Benno & The Nightcrawlers, who were primed to become the next big thing, and went off on tour opening for Humble Pie and The J. Geils Band, upon return from the Geils stint their label had grown bearish on the prospects for blues-based rock. go figure? The original recordings of the infamous Texas blues-rock band featuring Stevie Ray Vaughan on lead guitar, Doyle Bramhall (Marcia Ball and The Vaughan Brothers), on drums, Tommy McClure (Ry Cooder, Aretha Franklin, Delaney & Bonnie) on bass guitar and Billy Etheridge on keyboards, performing classics written by Marc Benno and the band.

Concentrating on Benno's songwriting talents, the band took on a sound of their own and became underground legends in the Austin music scene of the 70's. The album, which also features Stevie's first instrumental, was recorded at Sunset Sound in Hollywood.

1. Last Train
2. Coffee Cup
3. 8 Ball
4. Take Me Down Easy
5. Love is Turnin Green
6. Hot Shoe Blues
7. Crawlin
8. Friends
9. Whole Thang
10. World Keep Spinnin
11. Long Ride Home

This was a good CD, the sound quality is fair, it seemed muted and not very bright. Otherwise, it was good. "Coffee Cup" had a swingin' New Orleans flavor to it. There was plenty of swing throughout with hints of soulful classic rock - remember it was the 70's after all. "Long Ride Home" which was co-written Benno and SRV was another great track. The guitar is great, the feel was good, the songs had a good groove, but then it should. The lineup is stellar.

Peace and Love
Peter 'Cornbread' Cohen, CBP
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