Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters - Language Of The Soul

Thursday 1st December 1994
Ronnie Earl & The Broadcasters - Language Of The Soul

STYLE: Blues
RATING 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
LABEL: Bullseye 9554

Reviewed by Tony May

Now here's a guitar player! A staggering technique, an immense feel for the blues and all-round musical giant, able to take over from fading legends. The album title's well chosen, this is an all-instrumental set that speaks with piercing power. Jazz influences pervade, sounds vary from luscious smooth skills to stomping barrages. Bruce Katz turns in some polished work on organ and piano, the rhythm section provides a solid foundation for it all. "Eddie's Gospel Groove" is a blazing opening track, ecstatic blues guitar and organ in a classic, timeless, soul-soaked sound. "I Am With You" is a rather superb track, featuring the voices of The Gospel Mets, it's a slow burning blues that certainly hits home. Other gems include "Blues For Martin Luther King" and "Through Floods And Storms". As Paul Jones will likely say, "Lovely stuff."

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