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Friday, June 8, 2012

Favorites - The Charles Burton Blues Band

Just got a copy of Favorites, the new release by The Charles Burton Blues Band. Burton has put together 11 of his favorite tunes and has created a pretty entertaining album. A tight rendition of Duke Robillard's Tell Me Why opens the recording getting started down the Texas style blues path. A rhumba version of Early In The Morning shows the bands versatility and finds Burton airing his strings out a bit... tasty. The band turns to it's jazzier side of the blues with a more traditional version of Spooky. A Texas style version of Big Bill Broonzy's Key To The Highway allows the band to stretch a bit with some pretty hot riffs. Doc Pomus is covered on Little Sister, a traditional rocker which is done with a little twang for spice. next is a cover of Sly Stone's If You Want Me To Stay which is my favorite track on the release. Arnold Ludvig does a pretty nice little bass interlude here and the basic light funk integrity is held with some real tasty guitar riffs. A cover of Little Walter's Last Night is well done with guitar solos on this slow blues number to please the guitar guys like me. last up is Johnny Guitar Watson's Gangster Of Love. The original format of this track isn't changed too much but Burton's guitar soloing is on a totally different track than Watson. Nice job Charles and congratulations on a cool cd.
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