STYLE: Blues RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 8723-8458 LABEL: Ocean OCED8132 FORMAT: CD Album ITEMS: 1
Reviewed by Chris Berry
The sound of blues guitar and whining harmonica conjures up 12-bar rhythm in it's own inimitable style. On this album Darrell Mansfield and Eric Turner pay their own dues to black gospel, following on from Darrell's widely acclaimed earlier collaboration with Glenn Kaiser of Rez. Darrell mentions in the sleevenotes that these tracks were laid down in just one or two takes, playing them from the heart, and that's how the album comes across. You get the feeling that these guys have just come into your house, plugged in and started recording. The results are pretty good with the opener "Million Dollar Feelin" the best of the set - an epic, nearly seven minutes long blues classic. Covers of "Stand By Me" and Curtis Mayfield's legendary "People Get Ready" are well put across as is Little Walter's "Blues With A Feelin'". They've chosen ten tracks for the album of which six come off, not bad for first or second takes. If you like your blues in laid-back, relaxing style then this is for you.
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