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Friday, December 1, 2017

Moon Voyage records artist: Chris Daniels and The Kings with Freddi Gowdy - Blues With Horns Vol 1 - New Release Review

I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release, Blues With Horns Vol 1, by Chris Daniels and The Kings with Freddi Gowdy and it's a lot of fun. Opening with country rocker, Sweet Memphis, Sonny Landreth has his slide would up and Freddi Gowdy's vocals a pure. Backing Gowdy and Daniels are Randy Amen on drums, Kevin Lege on bass, Colin "Bones" Jones on lead guitar, Jim Waddell on alto and tenor sax and Darryl Abrahamson on trumpet. Very cool. Fried Food/Hard Liquor is an interesting blend of Steeley Dan and blues. The backing vocals provided by Hazel Miller, Coco Brown, Jacob Davis and the band mates are warm and well blended and acute guitar soloing by Jones is tight. Just the right touch of horns gives this track a super feel.  Get Up Off The Funk is driven by the funky guitar rhythms of Jones and Lege but it's the excellent sax work by Waddell that punts this track out of the stadium. Excellent! Elvin Bishop's Can't Even Do Wrong Right, maintains Elvin's tongue in cheek approach, playing it with a slightly smoother delivery with sweet backing vocals and a nice trumpet solo by Abrahamson. Very cool. Johnny Guitar Watson's infamous, You Can Stay But That Noise Must Go is a great match for this band with it's tight horn section and Gowdy's vocals. always loved this track and this is a cool rework with a crisp guitar solo by Jones. Buddy Miles' Changes, always a great driving rocker slots in next with hardy horn and harp work. Jones gets the go ahead on a more progressive guitar solo and he does a really nice job with fluid runs, punched by horn work. Super. Wrapping the release is original track, Rain Check, featuring Daniels on slide guitar, vocal and harp and John Magni and Doug Krause on keys . This is a light hearted ballad, primarily acoustic in nature with a solid melody.

And I forgot to mention...this extremely expensive looking die cut cover is out of control cool!

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