Always a sucker for a bit of Yakety Sax (or yakety axe), I Got Em Too is a favoured romp.
However, other pieces appear little more than excuse for playful song titles as evidenced by Cozy With Rosy and Zing Zong Song, which initially borrows from theme, before sliding into Los Straitjackets territory. None of which diminishes the obvious skill and artistry Breit possesses, nor the encompassing appeal of this recording. Earl has worked with his band The Broadcasters for almost 30 years. This album is dedicated to the memory of long-time Broadcaster bass player Jim Mouradian.
These newly remastered recordings chosen from three long out of print albums dating from 1992 to 1998 represent one of the most creative periods of his illustrious career.
Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers have long been regarded as one of the best and most entertaining blues bands around.
There's the locomotion of "If It's Gonna Be Like This," the tender and surprising "Back and Forth Kid" and the sultry, horn-driven "Collarbone." Throughout Bogart's signature cut-above song-writing demonstrates the diverse dialects of her musical fluency.
Bogart, joined by producer Joe Michaels, creates a band of world class players: Marty Rifkin (Bruce Springsteen), Bonerama Homs (Harry Connick Jr.), Charlie Wooton (Royal Southern Brotherhood), Scott Ambush (Spyro Gyra), Cris Jacobs (The Bridge), Terrence Houston (George Porter), Derwin "Big D" Perkins (Jon Cleary), and more.
The result is a fascinating mix of daring, and fullbodied new compositions and fresh-sounding standards that followers have long savoured at their live shows.
Speaking of 'blues shocks,' it hardly seems possible that Billy Branch - once touted as one of the 'new generation' of blues musicians - is verging on elder statesman status in the blues community.
features a trio of legendary Texas guitarslingers Jimmie Vaughan, Z. Tops Billy F Gibbons and Charlie Sexton as well as a host of other Lone Star State all-stars.
Foley holds the record for the most Maple Blues Awards in Canada and has earned three Trophees de Blues de France.
He brought inspired and emotional performances out of myself, my band and the guest musicians, said Ehrhardt.
Jimmy Thackery created a distinctively raw, powerful guitar style and established a reputation as a spectacular soloist who is widely considered to be one of the finest guitar players of his generation.
Over a single year Bogart took a personal and musical transitional journey, travelling from Chesapeake Bay to Nashville, from the deserts of Southern California to deep in the Louisiana bayou, where this release was recorded.