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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Lazy Brothers Records artist: Howard Glazer - Stepchild of The Blues - New release Review

I just received the newest release (September 17, 2013), Stepchild Of The Blues, by Howard Glazer and he lives up to his guitar man reputation. Opening with Don't Love You No More, a blues based rocker, Glazer punctuates his vocal phrases with searing riffs. On Shakin', a R&B style track along the lines of Willie and the Hand Jive. With a lot of Bo Diddly rhythm, Glazer opens a door for open range soloing and he lays it down over a fairly open rhythm pattern. Nice! Gas Pump Blues is a basic acoustic with metal bodied resonator, vocal and featuring Harmonica Shah on harp. Cool change up. Telephone Blues digs down and gets BB King style tension and bend vibratos of Johnny Winter. Larry Marek adds some really nice organ work on this track but its the bend vibrato that is king here. Honey and Spice has the rhythm pattern of Wilson Picket but with a healthy dose of blues rock guitar. Somewhere really has the feel of an early Bob Dylan or Lou Reed track but with a bit ore rock ballad intention. Solitary guitar riffs over a stripped down rhythm section of Chris Brown on bass and Charles David Stuart on drums does the trick. Cried All My Tears has a Rollin and Tumblin feel with Glazer whipping out some hot flash on slide guitar. Hurtful Feeling is a greasy slider along the lines of It Hurts Me too. With Harmonica Shah on harp, the boys dig down deep for the hottest track on the release.

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