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Showing posts with label Little Victor. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Little Victor. Show all posts

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Dog House Records artist: Harpdog Brown - Travelin" With The Blues - New Release Review

I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release, Travelin' With The Blues, by Harpdog Brown and I really like it. Opening with Better Days, a rolling blues number, Harpdog is upfront on vocal and his signature harp work with Jordie Edmonds on guitar, Pat Darcus on bass, Carl Sonny Leyland on piano, Jimmy Morello on drums and featuring Kid Andersen with some hot guitar riffs. On Otis Spann's Must Have Been The Devil, Brown settles down nicely into the Chicago style on vocal and strong harp with Edmonds and Little Victor laying down some real tasty guitar. On Latin flavored, Moose On The Loose, Brown and Charlie Musselwhite play off of each other on harp. With Mike Thorne on cowbell, and solid guitar riffs by Edmonds, this track rocks. Boogie Woogie track, For Better or Worse, features Andersen laying out some really nice rocking riffs with a nice twang. Excellent! Slowing it down a bit on What's Your Real Name, Brown tells it Bishop style, but subbing harp for Red Dog. Rusty Zinn lays in some really nice rhythm and under the vocal lead work giving this track cool texture. Anther Chicago style track, Home Is Where The Harp Is swings right into the groove with solid vocals and crisp harp work from Brown. Tight track. Muddy Waters track, Hard Days Blues has great character and Brown's vocals and harp work are spot on. Wrapping the release is Hayward Boogie, a cool instrumental with Brown and Edmonds just jamming out. Very cool closing to a solid release.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

You Don't Know My Mind - Little Victor

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Let's Get High - Little Victor

The rich, downhome blues sound of Little Victor became well known to blues audiences through his work with Louisiana Red on the highly celebrated Back To The Black Bayou CD released in 2009. Little Victor reports that his new CD, Little Victor/Boogie All Night will be released Sept 6 on the El Torro record label from Spain. This CD was recorded a few years ago in Phoenix and features Little Victor's raw old-school blues supported by some great Phoenix blues players including Johnny Rapp, Bill Tarsha, Mario Moreno, Brian Fahey and Bob Corritore.