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Showing posts with label Jackie Breston. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Jackie Breston. Show all posts

Monday, December 10, 2012

Secret Records release:Trouble Up The Road - Ike Turner - New Release Review

I just received a copy of Trouble Up The Road, Volume 3 in a series of recordings from the career of Ike Turner. Volume 1 in this series, That Cat Sure Can Play 1951-1957 and Jack Rabbit Blues 1958 - 1960 were earlier released by Secret Records and this recording demonstrates that there is a wealth of material that is so important that Ike was involved with. Included along with the 26 track CD is a 9 page liner notes with a cool documentary section as well as a discography and some cool photos. Some of my favorites are I Idolize You (Ike and Tina Turner) with raw vocals and shimmering guitar work, Trouble Up The Road (Jackie Breston with Ike Turner & his Kings of Rhythm) a straight uptempo blues track and super vocals, My Man Rock Head (Eloise Carter), I Can't Believe (Jimmy and Jean with Ike Turner) getting into the R&B/rock fusion, I'm Hurtin' (Billy Gales), Poor Fool (Ike and Tina Turner) with the classic shout to start the lead vocal/backing vocal echo , What Kind of Love (Ernest Lane) just at the edge of R&B and Blues with a cool honkin' sax solo, the classic Don't Throw Your Love On My So Strong (Albert King) delivered with all of the power you'd expect from Albert and his Flying V, You Can't Love Me (Ike & Tina Turner) a classic R&B ballad showing Tina maturing as a controlled singer, Sleepless (Ike and Tina Turner) showing strong influences toward soul music and early James Brown styling and wrapping up with Chances Are (Ike and Tina Turner) which shows the maturity of Tina as a singer in just a year. This is not just a documentary of one man's work and in my opinion not just some money grubbers trying to squeeze the last few dimes out of a great reputation. This is really strong stuff that deserves to be heard by a much larger audience. 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 favorites band! ”LIKE”