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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Coco Montoya 2007 Dirty Deal

Genre: Blues
Rate: 192 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:50:58
Size: 69,90 MB

United States

A grizzly-bear guitar tone and diamond-hard riffs are the strongest cards of this former Albert Collins and John Mayall sideman. Montoya turns them in often on these 11 tunes, right from the opening Last Dirty Deal, which absolutely roars, to the climactic final solo of There Aint No Brakeman on This Train, which concludes the album with a flourish of six-string ferocity. Even the ballads, like How Do You Sleep at Night, scream with edgy intensity. Thats partly because producer Paul Barerre of Little Feat succeeded at capturing the essence of Montoyas live sound, but mostly because Montoyas mentor Collins put his fiery brand on his apprentices style. It still burns, six albums into Montoyas solo career -- especially when he's covering Collinss Put the Shoe on the Other Foot, a funky shuffle full of bellowing sustained notes and stiletto melodies that reply to his singing. That songs declamatory style also serves Montoyas narrow vocal range well. And while his lyrics occasionally stumble into blues clichés--falling tears, dirty deals--his playing is unfailingly eloquent.

This guy out smoothes even Robert Cray and that is saying something!

He started out as a drummer and took up playing the guitar in later years and thank heaven that he did.

He was lead axeman for John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers for a while before leaving and doing 'his own thing'. John has a great eye for spotting talent including a certain Eric Clapton, Mick Taylor, Walter Trout and so on. Now I wouldn't necessarily put Coco up with the best of them but he is not far behind.

He has an amazing voice and is skilled with the guitar.

Great late night listening so stoke up the fire, get a bottle of red wine open, some good company and enjoy. (Ted Drozdowski)


01 - Last Dirty Deal 03:55

02 - Three Sides To Every Story 04:00

03 - Love Gotcha 03:22

04 - How Do You Sleep At Night? 05:16

05 - It Takes Time 04:50

06 - It's My Own Tears 06:02

07 - Coin Operated Love 04:33

08 - Clean Slate 03:58

09 - Put The Shoe On The Other Foot 04:39

10 - It's All Your Fault 06:41

11 - Ain't No Brakeman 03:42

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