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Friday, October 1, 2010

Aron Burton 1999 Good Blues To You

Genre: Blues
Rate: 256 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 01:01:58
Size: 113,53 MB

In the tradition of Willie Dixon and Willie Kent, Burton leads his blues band from the electric bass guitar chair. He's an excellent singer — like a more pronounced, forceful B.B. King — and his musical foundation on the bottom is immaculate. Brother Larry co-leads on guitar, Dave Specter and Lurrie Bell play seconds, and Lester Davenport and Billy Branch split duties on harmonica, as do drummers Tino Cortez and Vern Rodgers. The Chicago Horns are in on two cuts, and the marvelous pianist Allen Batts jams throughout.

Larry Burton wrote two of the 11 numbers; the best is the definitive anthem "Stuck in Chicago," with the lyric "everyday it's the same/I work six nights a week/still no one knows my name" sung deliberately and frustratingly slow. "Good Idea at the Time" features group vocals over Batts' exceptional boogie-woogie piano and a slight New Orleans shuffle boil. The six Aaron Burton tunes are highlighted by the horn-fired funky title track "Too Late to Apologize," the 12-bar "Southbound Train," and the totally downhearted "The Woman I Met Out in the Rain." Branch stirs souls with his spine-shivering harmonica licks during the funky, horn-driven "Good Blues" and the much slower "Marryin' Game." Classics like the Albert King evergreen "I'll Play the Blues for You," "Next Time You See Me," and the tone-setting, feel-good kicker "No More Draggin'" prove Burton's dedication to his idiom by recognizing and adding to these immortal blues tunes. This is Burton's third album as a leader, after decades of backing up Junior Wells, Fenton Robinson, Albert Collins, James Cotton, and others. It may be hard to be a star behind a bass, but Burton has succeeded, as evidenced by these "good blues." (Michael G. Nastos)


01 - No More Doggin' 05:59

02 - You've Been Gone Too Long 07:42

03 - Good Blues To You 05:46

04 - Stuck In Chicago 07:07

05 - Good Idea At The Time 03:33

06 - I'll Play The Blues For You 04:33

07 - Too Late To Apologize 03:40

08 - Marryin' Game 06:31

09 - Southbound Train 04:42

10 - The Woman I Met Out In The Rain 07:09

11 - Next Time You See Me 05:16

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