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Showing posts with label Steve Guyger. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Steve Guyger. Show all posts

Friday, November 22, 2019

Vizztone Label Group artist: Chris "Bad News" Barnes - Live - New Release Review

I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release, Live, from Chris "Bad News" Barnes it's  a full blown boogie rocker. Opening with Back In A Cadillac, Barnes leads with his vocal power, joined by Gary Hoey on lead guitar, Steve Guyger onharp and backed by Sandy MacDonald on piano, AJ Pappas on bass, Matt Scurfield on drums, Mark Earley on sax, Doug Woolverton on trumpet and Gracie Curran on backing vocal. Little Walter's Boom Boom, Out Go The Lights gets a faster rockier pace and a strong harmonica solo by Guyger, nice sax solo by Earley, wicked guitar work by Hoey and full trumpet work by Woolverton give the track real oomph. Gravelly vocals by Barnes on a lumbering version of Morganfield's Hoochie Coochie Man is real nice with a humping bass line by Pappas and greasy solos by both Hoey and Guyger give the track a real grind. With it's Bo Diddley beat, It's Tight Like That, has Curran echoing Barnes lead vocals and wicked slide by Hoey sounds great over the tight horn accent. A Latin beat on Keep Your Mind On It, gives Hoey a great opportunity to show off his Spanish guitar techniques and cues up real nice Cuban style piano playing by MacDonald. Wrapping the release is Steve Cropper's R&B track, Raise Your Hand, with a healthy does of horns. Solid closer.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

The Little Red Rooster Blues Band - Lock Up The Liquor - New Release Review

I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release, Lock Up The Liquor, from the Little Red Rooster Blues Band and it's a lot of fun. Opening with instrumental shuffle track, Pitchin' Woo,  Dave Holtzman leads the melody on harp, backed by Kevin McCann on guitar, Jeff Michael on bass, Bob Holden on drums and special guest Anthony Geraci on piano. Kickin' it Chicago style, Rather Be Lonesome gives Holtzman a real opportunity to be out front on harp and lead vocal but it's his tribute to James Cotton on Cotton Mouth that the band really shines with Holtzman really winding it up! Jump track, Thrift Shop Rubbers, uses a clever play on words for a fun track with smooth vocals and hot harp work. On Nothing Left Between Us, the band slows it way down for a deep blues with solid solos by McCann, Holtzman and Geraci. Boogie track, There Oughta be A Law, has a cool groove. good vocals, a snappy guitar solo and cool harp work. Very nice. Alternating back and forth between a Latin rhythm and flat out shuffle, Livin' At Jerry's House has some of Holtzman's best harp work and a cool rhythm. On 4 O'clock In The Morning, McCann lays in some real nice blues riffs on guitar with a delicate hand giving the track that extra something. Wrapping the release is my favorite track on the release, Lock Up The Liquor with it's super drive, excellent vocals and solo work by Geraci, Holtzman and McCann. This jam boogie is a terrific closer for a really nice release. 

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Friday, March 1, 2013

Black Shuck Records artist: Big Bill Morganfield - Blues With A Mood - New Release Review

I just received the new release, Blues With A Mood, by Big Bill Morganfield and it's quite good. Opening with Muddy's Look At What You Done, Morganfield wastes no time at all getting into a cool Chicago groove. Featuring Morganfield on vocal, Steve Guyger this is a great track. Havin' Fun is a slower number along the lines of How Long Blues. Augie Meyers plays a very nice piano piece on this and is joined by Colin Linden with some cool acoustic guitar work. Money's Gettin' Cheaper opens with Eddie Taylor Jr. on a real sweet T-Bone style guitar solo and Morganfield delivers on a real nice Texas style loping blues. This is a real cool swing blues track. Willie Dixon's Ooh Wee provides a nice platform for Big Bill's vocals and the strong harp attack of Guyger who really does a nice job on this track. No Butter For Miy Grits is a swampy old style track with nice slide work from Linden and adds harp work from Richard Doc Malone. A story telling style track, there is a lot texture in this track and Tim Mookie Brill and Chuck Cotton on drums really hold it tight. Tight Things, a Latin rhythm blues track again finds Linden playing some really cool guitar riffs with Cottons on tom percussion and backing by Jim Horn on Sax. Devil At My Door has a very traditional Chicago sound when the delta was just creepin' in. I really like this track. A lot of old dirt on this track. I think that this is Morganfield's best vocal and writing effort on this release. Malone brings up the heat with some real smokey harp riffs. Another Lonely Night is a hot swing number which is really well balanced. Taylor plays a nice guitar solo early in the track, followed closely by horn on sax. Morganfield finds the fretboard for a solo on this track as well and the crew is rockin'. Hot Love is another track which oozes Chicago blues. Morganfield takes a nice guitar solo on this track and his vocals are spot on. Laying in the groove Taylor rips out another great guitar solo on this track and Meyers plays some cool piano as well. Ending with Son Of The Blues, a very early John Lee Hooker like track, Morganfield really conjures the sounds of the fathers. This is a great track due to the vocal styling as well as all of the individual sounds added by the musicians. The piano and slide work are just perfect. Great track!

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

I'm A Stranger - Steve Guyger with Filthy Rich


Steve Guyger is one of the finest blues harmonica players and singers in the world today. Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, Steve still makes his home in Philly and can be seen on a regular basis at clubs in the tri-state area in addition to touring with the New Legends of the Blues All-Stars. If you're located within a 100 mile radius of Philadelphia, PA check out Steve's schedule for dates and times when he's appearing live and in person.
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