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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Delmark Records artists: Mississippi Heat - Delta Bound - New Release review

I just received the new recording, Delta Bound by Pierre Lacocque's Mississippi Heat. The Heat is packing some big time talent with Lacocque on Harp, Inetta Visor on vocal, Kenny Smith on drums, Billy Flynn on guitar, Chubby Carrier on accordion, Dietra Farr on vocals and Carl Weathersby guitar. The recording opens with Granny Mae, a stylized Chicago blues runner with Visor taking the lead and PL playing up a storm. Look - A - Here, Baby remains cradled in the arms of Chicago. Flynn plays a crisp guitar solo on this track of course in compliment to the solid vocals of Dietra Farr and smokin harp work of Lacocque. New Orleans Man takes a real look south as is indicated by the title with Carrier adding toe zydeco feel on the drumming of Smith. My Mother's Plea slows it down a little bit giving Visor a chance to dig in a little and opening the door for Flynn to play some cool riffs on guitar and for Cameron to show his stuff on keys. One particular treat on the recording is a new twist on Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood which takes a swinging blues approach to an old standard and gives Flynn the opportunity to play some blistering riffs along with Visor's slick vocal styling and nice harp work from Lacocque. Padlock Blues has the smokey sound of a early city blues. Cameron's piano work on this track is particularly cool as is the harp work of Lacocque. What's Happening To Me? has that Chicago sound loud and clear with a cool instrumentals by Cameron and Flynn and of course a nice harp riff by PL. The Blues Matrix has a bit more of a R&B style and is really solid. Giles Corey takes a funky guitar solo on this track in compliment to PL's harp work on this track. Trouble In His Tail again slows it down a bit showcasing PL's harp work really nicely. Mr. Mistreater takes a smoother club style trip into the blues, Visor trading vocal riffs with Flynn who takes a rippin solo on this track. Lemon Twist is a slick instrumental with guitar, harp and Hammond solo's. Very nice. Sweet Ol' Blues gets back on the straight Chicago trail and PL is digging in on harp behind the vocal lead of Farr. Easy To Please gets the R&B groove going again with each band member taking a shot to close out the recording. If you like what I’m doing, Like ---Bman’s Blues Report--- Facebook Page! I’m looking for great talent and trying to grow the audience for your favorites band! ”LIKE”

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