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Showing posts with label Debbie Bond. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Debbie Bond. Show all posts

Monday, June 7, 2021

Blues Root Productions artist: Debbie Bond - Blues Without Borders - New Release Review

 I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release (July 9, 2021), Blues Without Borders, from Debbie Bond and considering our times and the proximities of remote players, quite remarkable. Thanks to cyber space, this album was completed in five separate studios and in the US and UK. Opening with High Rider Blues, Debbie Bond on vocal and guitar works with Rick Asherson on harmonica and  Micky Barker on drums for a cool opener. Let Me Be is my choice for radio track on the release with a straightforward melody, Bond on vocal and and some bluesy lead guitar, Asherson on keys and Barker on drums. The best vocal showcase on the release is Blue Rain with it's solid blues bottom and traditional blues riffs. Radiator, a soulful rocker features a cool sax solo by Brad Guin. Another strong soulful rocker is Let Freedom Ring with it's heartfelt lyrics and firm melody and tight keyboard backing by Asherton. Wrapping the release is country flavored rocker, Road Song with Bond on lead vocal and guitar, Asherson on harmonica and backing vocals. Solid closer. 


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Monday, June 13, 2016

Blues Root Productions artist: Debbie Bond - Enjoy The Ride - New Release Review

I just had the opportunity to review the newest release, Enjoy The Ride, from Debbie Bond, and it is a soulful grouping of radio styled tracks. Opening with title track, Enjoy The Ride, Bonds leads the way on vocal backed by serious heat by Rachel and Carla Edwards. Will McFarlane lays in some real nice slide guitar and Dave Crenshaw really plays some super percussion. Easy jazz rocker, Rainbow, has a pleasant melody and solid rhythm. R&B track, Love Vibration, with Rachel and Carla backing Bonds shows some of the best vocals on the release and featuring Spooner Oldham on B3. Left Me In The Dark has a cool Latin influenced rhythm and features a sassy guitar solo by Bonds. R&B track, Find A Way, has great bones with hot horn work from Brad Guin and sassy vocals from Bond. Possibly my favorite track on the release. I Am The Blues has super backing vocals by Rachel and Carla and cool harp backing to the lead vocals by Bond. Warm organ and nice sax work and clean horn work give Humble Pie a cool feel with a slightly funky bottom. New Orleans style piano work by Bonds supplemented by light harp gives Wishbone a cool structure for some of the most clever lyrics on the release. McFarlane's slide work on Remedy gives it a real warm feel and nicely blended vocals by Bond, Carla and Rachel give this track a cool hook. Another solid radio track, Start With Love, shows a great hook with a sweet melody. Wrapping the release is Train Song, with "Radiator" Rick on harp, and with Rachel and Carla's backing vocals has many of the traits of a primitive blues holler. Super finish to this solid release.

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Friday, November 25, 2011

Blind Raccoon release: Hearts Are Wild - Debbie Bond - New Release review


I just received the new recording by Debbie Bond called "Hearts Are Wild". Debbie shows her strong influences in soul and blues with tributes to some of the great female singers like Janis and Aretha (Baby I love you)with 10 original and 2 cover tunes. Debbie's band is made up of her partner Rick Asherson (keyboard, harp and background vocals), James Mr. B. Brown (bass, guitar, background), Dave Crenshaw (drums and percussion), Brad Guin(tenor sax), Chad Fisher (trombone), Rob Alley (trumpet) and Brice Miller (trumpet). This is a solid blues rock, vocals driven recording. Stand out track is "Hearts Are Wild".
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