CD submissions accepted! Guest writers always welcome!!

I started a quest to find terrific blues music and incredible musicianship when I was just a little kid. I also have a tremendous appreciation of fine musical instruments and equipment. One of my greatest joys all of my life was sharing my finds with my friends. I'm now publishing my journey. I hope that you come along!


Please email me at Info@Bmansbluesreport.com
Showing posts with label RC and The Moonpie Band. Show all posts
Showing posts with label RC and The Moonpie Band. Show all posts

Friday, November 9, 2018

RC and the Moonpie Band - All This - New Release Review

I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release, All This, from RC and the Moonpie Band and it's a lot of fun.  Opening with boogie rocker and title track, All This, RC (Robert Christian) has lead vocals backed by Robert Marlowe on funky guitar, T Bone Betourney on drums,  Mike Logiovino on bass and Russell Pleasants on backing vocals. With Latin styling and tongue in cheek lyrics, Cheated on Me is a cool, clever track with interesting guitar work and a tight rhythm. Wild primitive delta styling and acoustic slide guitar make Big Ass Jug  O' Wine a favorite entry on the release. Older Women has a Screamin Jay Hawking kind of feel with dramatic wailing, solid soul vocals and powerful keyboard soloing. With fundamental blues structure, Take Off Your Shoes follows a T Bone Walker lead but with less flamboyant soloing and more curious vocals. The Buddy Guy Up is a super shuffle with a super groove. Potent vocals, dancing piano, hot guitar and a radical attitude makes this the party choice for the release. Wrapping the release is Funky Way with a great bass groove by Logiovino, excellent drum work by Betourney and just a super overall groove. Very nice closer. 

View Bman Blueswriter's profile on LinkedIn

  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”

 For added exposure - Blues World Wide Group "LIKE" 

  qrcode

“Like” Bman’s Facebook page and get support for your favorite band or venue - click HERE

Monday, January 5, 2015

RC and The Moonpie Band - Individually Wrapped - New Release Review

I just received the newest release, Individually Wrapped, from RC and the Moonpie Band and it's a lot of fun. Opening with F in Funk, Robert "RC" Christian (lead vocal), Robert Marlow (guitar), T Bone Betourney (drums), Mike Logiovino (bass) and Russell Pleasants (backing vocals) throw down a mix of blues and R&B. Gary Pope sits in on slide guitar and Dale MacPherson on harp along with RC's vocals giving an Al Green style track a bluesy feel of Muddy Waters. On shuffle track Country Girl, Marlowe handles a tasty guitar riff over slick vocals from RC. Pope is back on slippery slide for Squeeze Play Blues but I really like a grinding rhythm work of Marlowe working with Logiovino on bass on this track. Hope In A Hopeless World is a strong R&B track and RC has his best opportunity to show is vocal capabilities joined by Lorette Christain on backing. Again Marlowe plays some tasty riffs and Debby Gore contributes nicely on keys. My favorite track on the release. Sweet Tooth digs in the funk and Logiovino and Marlowe are pushing it down. Another smooth R&B track, I Wouldn't Treat A Dog That Way, again features RC at his best with vocal backing by Lorette Christian. Marlowe's guitar work is reminiscent of the Isleys. Very cool! Hey Yeah is a rocker with a tip of the hat to the Stones. Again Marlowe is upfront on guitar and Logiovino and Betourney hold down the bottom. Lonesome and Then Some is a straight up rocker with an Eric Clapton feel. Jeff Cochran adds guitar and vocal to this catchy track again featuring the fleet guitar work of Marlowe. Prince's Kiss gets a heavy swamp bottom and delicate spanish guitar work giving it a totally different feel from Prince or Tom Jones. Actually quite cool. Viagra is a easy funk track with a slower James Brown rhythm. Debby Gore is back on piano for this track. Like A Puma has a Chuck Berry rhythm and Marlowe has it running. David Hood steps up with a hot sax solo and the track a hot compact rocker. Wrapping the release is Dixon's Wang Dang Doodle with a little funk on the bottom. MacPherson adds some cool blues harp along with RC's blues vocals giving it an updated blues feel.

  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”