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Showing posts with label All In The Blues. Show all posts
Showing posts with label All In The Blues. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Willie Jackson - All In The Blues - New Release Review

 I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release, All In The Blues, from Willie Jackson and it's a full house of pop, rock rhythm and blues. Opening with easy shuffle, I'm Your Landlord, Willie Jackson shows pure style on vocal, backed by Lomax Spaulding on guitar, Trosky Lane on bass, Jimmy Brown on horn, and organ and drums by Eric L Winbush and with backing vocals by Suzanne El-Habre. One of my favorite tracks on the release is funk fused boogie, Stranger In My Hole. Twin Jackson's drum work really anchors this track with cool flute work, some smoky riffs on guitar by Lane and some of Jackson's best vocals on the release. Chicago style blues, She Needs Satisfied, has a solid groove set by Lane on bass and the addition of Ace Anderson on harmonica really sets this track off nicely. Another Chicago style shuffle, Coon Hound Nose, has a great groove with solid vocals by Jackson and real nice harmonica by Anderson.  Wrapping the release is R&B track, Brother I'll Take Her with a soulful horn lead by Jimmy Brown and a perky bass line by Lane and organ by Earl Lane, this track sets up Jackson for a solid closer. 

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