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Wednesday, November 21, 2012

10:49 - Aaron Williams and the Hoodoo - New release review

Although I did not receive a copy of this release for my review on of my pals loaned a copy and told me it was worth a listen. This cd was released sometime in 2011. Aaron Williams and the Hoodoo is a 3 piece band consisting of Williams on vocal and guitar, Eric Shackelford on drums and vocals and Z on bass and vocals. The release opens with Boom Boom, a mixture of sounds from the 40's, 60's and now. The drum intro is very reminiscent of the beginnings of rock on the late 40-s before it was rock. The vocal treatment is similar to the sound of early rock in the early 60's and the relentless slide work is very contemporary and raw. Cool track. Next up is Fat's Domino's Sick ans Tired which gets a real rockin' rockabilly treatment. My Turn is a strong soul style blues in the SJ Hawkins vein. Williams gets a chance to dig in on guitar and plays some blistering riffs with a big Hammond behind him to fill out the mix. 10:49 is a cool 12 bar blues number with vocal, slide resonator and harp. Devil's Playground is a blues rocker. The track has a very solid rock beat with loose blues slide riffs and vocals nicely laid over the top. It Is What It Is, is a more straightforward rock track and would most likely be a track for airplay. It has the catch hook and solid instrumental and vocal parts. Let Me love You is a rompin'shuffle tune with very simple melody characteristics but with hot slide riffs carrying the track. Tease Me, Please Me is a funky blues track that will definitely get all the happy feat into the isle. Another track that is likely to get great airplay. The final track on the release, She's Good At What She Does, is a blues based rock track with distorted vocals and tight backing. Overall a very cool release. If you support live Blues acts, up and coming Blues talents and want to learn more about Blues news and Fathers of the Blues, ”LIKE” ---Bman’s Blues Report--- Facebook Page! I’m looking for great talent and trying to grow the audience for your favorite band!

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