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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Downchild - Something I've Done - New Release Review

I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release, Something I've Done, by Downchild. Opening with a high energy Albany, Albany lead vocalist Chuck Jackson leads the way with strong underpinnings by Michael Fonfara on piano and a super sax solo by Pat Carey. Worried About The World is a pumped up boogie with a driving bass line by Gary Kendall with Mike Fitzpatrick on drums, Donnie "Downchild" Walsh on guitars and crisp harp work by Jackson. Very nice. Soul ballad, Take A Piece Of My Heart, has a rich melody and Jackson's vocals, balanced with hot sax, Fonfara's piano and trumpet work by Peter Jeffrey makes this a certain standout on the release. The sax wags the tail on piano boogie, Mailbox Money with solid vocals and some of Downchild's best guitar work on the release. Blues swinger, She Thinks I Do has a cool groove with rhythm piano, riding organ and pumped up horns. Title track, Something I've Done, has a great bass line, tight horns and sweet harp by Downchild... a real foot tapper. Wrapping the release is Evelyn, a nice boogie with a solid lope. Downchild's harp has the melody over Fonfara's piano rolls, Kendall's driving bass and Fitzpatrick's tight drums riffs. A cool closer for a solid release.

  

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