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Showing posts with label Let In The Sun. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Let In The Sun. Show all posts

Monday, March 6, 2017

Azalea City Recordings artist: Patty Reese - Let In The Sun - New Release Review

I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release, Let In The Sun, from Patty Reese and I really like it! Opening with Is It Too Late For Me?, a soulful country blues with a solid bottom, Patty Reese has me from the start. Her voice is rich and solid and Jonathan Sloane tickles your need for slide bone with some really tasty riffs making this a must hear track. backed by Sonny Petrosky on bass and Andy Hamburger on drums, this is a great opener. Laying down some boogie, Soul Satisfier has a cool R&B feel with a funky bass line courtesy of Petrosky. Rabid Wah Wah guitar by Sloane, the addition of Tommy Lepson on keys and a great horn section...this track cooks!  Gospel styling on Open A Window, Let In The Sun shows yet another side of Reese and the versatility of her voice. Brian Simms on keys and David Chappell on drums give this track even more kick. Very nice! Shuffle track, Good Neighbor, and again Sloane steps up, this time laying down nice jazz lines complimenting this track nicely. Radio Song is the perfect name for this track with it's catchy melody and sweet vocals. I particularly like the lead bass work on this track by Petrosky and the SRV styling in Sloane's guitar lead. With it's New Orleans rhythm nicely structured by Hamburger and rich slide from Sloane, Awesome Sauce is a cool track. Reese lays down smooth vocals giving this track that "in concert" play for a long time. I mean this track would groove for a long time. Bob Dylan's Don't Think Twice, It's Alright gets a hair raising remake with gospel/blues handling. Lepson's keys and exceptional feel on drums by Hamburger gives Reese al the room she needs to belt it out and Sloane lays on a really nice slide solo for icing. Excellent! Wrapping the release is Steve Earle beautiful Goodbye, featuring Reese on vocal and acoustic guitar, backed primarily by very nice David Lindley like sensitive slide guitar by Sloane. This is a release that I can easily recommend. It is broad and wide in range and solid in performance.

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