STYLE: Blues RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 5656-5494 LABEL: Kingsway KMCD932 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1 RELEASE DATE: 1995-12-08 RRP: £14.99
Reviewed by Tony Cummings
Who'd have thought you could write your Christian testimony in song beginning with the words "Left my home in Lancashire" and put it to a rollicking cajun groove that reeks with the flavour of chicken gumbo rather than Lancashire hotpot? But this then is Bryn Haworth, veteran bluesman of this parish who with this delicious set turns in possibly his finest album yet. Catch "Judgment Blues", an eight minute plus while searing guitar soars over a languid sax cushion, as spine tinglingly moving as anything T-Bone Walker ever concocted, or the romping, tongue-in-cheek opener where the likes of Blind Willie Johnson and Fred McDowell are name checked alongside Ry Cooder and Lowell George. Concentrating on Bryn's slide talents was an inspired concept while that rock solid band have such an infectious, laid back swing that only the most devoted technohead won't be drawn into this timeless celebration of good tunes and old truths.
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