Bryn Haworth - Slide Don't Fret

Friday 1st December 1995
Bryn Haworth - Slide Don't Fret
Bryn Haworth - Slide Don't Fret

STYLE: Blues
RATING 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
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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Reader Comments

Posted by Robert Maddox in Herts @ 18:06 on Dec 1 2019

One of the many Bryn songs I loved on first hearing. Great this and many others are now here.



Posted by Dusty Hoff in Hants, UK @ 23:29 on Apr 22 2007

This is a superbly produced album with great musicians and well written songs. Variety is what makes you want to listen to it over and over to make sure you missed nothing! Good enough to hand out to my other (secular) band members as an example of when we do it right....



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