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Thursday, August 2, 2012

David Rotundo feat. Enrico Crivellaro 2003 Blues Ignited

Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps VBR / 44100
Time: 01:12:12
Size: 165,17 MB

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A superb second album arrives from our '02 Talent Search and Maple Blues Awards New Talent winners. Still very much rooted in the Chicago blues tradition, this CD features a generous program of originals by vocalist/harpman Rotundo. The sterling lead/rhythm guitar work is by regular Pete Schmidt and/or by Enrico Crivellaro from the Royal Crown Revue and James "Icepick" Harman's band and whose new Electro-Fi solo CD will be reviewed in the next column. Also returning is bassist/co-producer Shane Scott and pianist extraordinaire Julian Fauth. The new drummer is Greg Cooper.

Rotundo has a gift for writing memorable songs in a tradition that is woefully short of them now, with too many sounding hackneyed or trite. Just listen to "Stranger" or "Worries & Trouble" or "Sellout Or Starve" as examples. "Drinking Overtime" is another example of a new twist on a topic with a long history. As a band of relatively young players, they have completely absorbed the sound of this tradition, knowing when and when not to play. Rotundo's vocals sound especially good, up-front and well recorded, the only quibble being the over-reliance on the Omar & the Howlers growl on "Sellout or Starve". Crivellaro's two features are "Let's have a Good Time" & "The Sway" both co-written with Rotundo and showing those West Coast techniques to excellent advantage. A special highlight is Rotundo's tribute to Muddy Waters with "I Got To Move" with Jack de Keyzer on electric slide and Tony Ajo on drums, a great choice as an album closer. "Blues Ignited" is a fine new harp instrumental. (


David Rotundo: vocals and killer harmonica
Enrico Crivallero: guitar
Shane Scott: bass & vocals
Pete Schmidt: guitar
Julian Fauth: piano & vocals
Greg Cooper: drums


01 - Stranger 05:17

02 - Talk To Me 04:36

03 - I Want To Get Lucky 02:44

04 - Worries & Troubles 06:19

05 - Wiggle A Little Boogie 04:32

06 - Can I Come In Your Kitchen 08:01

07 - Let's Have A Good Time 07:03

08 - The Sway 05:53

09 - Sellout Or Starve 04:23

10 - Lonely Nights 06:38

11 - Drinking Overtime 03:44

12 - Blues Ignited 03:55

13 - Ball & Chain 04:21

14 - I've Got To Move 04:46

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