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Friday, August 27, 2010
Mike Dugan & The Blues Mission 1997 All My Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Size: 121,79 MB
Review “The Press of Atlantic City” NJ – July 25, 1997
Searing, guitars, wailing vocals and crisp songwriting scream out from veteran blues man Mike Dugan's latest CD, a 10-song collection that places Dugan at the forefront of original acts.
In "All My Blues" Dugan doesn't reinvent the blues wheel, he just keeps it turning in the right direction. Never too fancy and always keeping focused, the vocalist and guitarist, who has played with the likes of Les Paul and B.B. King, proves he can do it all, from blues with a swing to straight-out rockers.
Dugan seems to do everything well. On the opening cut, “Turn It On and Light It Up," Dugan's raspy voice blends perfectly with the guest guitar work of Bobby Radcliff, creating a perfect opening song.
Dugan also makes good use of his guest musicians. Aside from Radcliff, Fulton Patrick's harmonica on "Can't Get Off the Ground" and "Lyin' In Bed," two Robert Cray-like tunes, are worth the price of the CD alone. The Uptown Horns come through on “Slow" and "Vintage," a duet between Dugan and Shirley Lewis. And the Rave-On-Ettes give a great groove to "Freezer Burn," a lighthearted, standout track.
The only cover on the CD, "Life By The Drop", a tune made popular by Stevie Ray Vaughan, has a refreshing rock feel, and Dugan does Vaughan justice.
Dugan’s “All My Blues” is a straightforward, rocking blues album that shouldn’t be missed. (Scott Cronick)
01 - Turn It On And Light It Up 03:52
02 - Can't Get Off The Ground 05:18
03 - Blues Machine 04:42
04 - Freezer Burn 03:58
05 - Lyin' In Bed 05:20
06 - Life By The Drop (For SRV) 04:09
07 - Gamblin' With My Heart 04:58
08 - Nothin' But The Blues 05:20
09 - Another Night Without You 05:45
10 - Vintage (With Shirley Lewis) 04:01
11 - All My Blues 05:55
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