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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

New Release: Bailout - Guitar Not So Slim - Review

I just received a new recording by Guitar Not So Slim called Bailout. If you're not familiar with this band it may because they are from Spain, but they definitely know their blues music. The release opens with Bailout, a Chicago style blues with harp blazing. The second track, Adaveing is a Texas style instrumental with cool guitar riffs, horns, keys and harp soloing (possibly my favorite on the release). The third track, Never Be Younger, has a distinct early 60's sound with plenty of instrumental to keep us gear head happy.The fourth track, Thank You Sir is a funky blues track. Again an appropriate amount of instrumental without being an overtly instrumental recording. The fifth track again has a distinctive vintage 50's - 60's sound over piano.The 6th track, I Wanna, stays the line with the balance of the cd. It's solid blues with harp, rhythm and vocals. Track 7, What's It Gonna Take has a distinctive blues swing. It's a pretty strong song with a decent length instrumental interlude as well. I particularly like the guitar solo on this song. Track 8, What's It Gonna Take, is a duo part harmony blues tune with stylistic harp soloing. The 9th track, You Call It Lazy has a Rhumba beat as is sometimes used in the swing blues. GNSS executes it like they were born in Chicago. The final primarily instrumental track, La Pequena Nur, has the funky beat of an early Curtis Mayfield tune.

Overall this release is very entertaining and I'm glad that I got the chance to hear it. Check it out if you get the chance!
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