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Thursday, July 24, 2014
Sweet Daddy Cool Breeze 1997 Live In France
Rate: 192 kbps CBR / 44100
Size: 83,83 MB
Sweet Daddy Cool Breeze is a Blues quartet out of the Northeastern region of the United States, that has a strong European following. Led by Wally "Sweet Daddy" Greaney (harp, sax, and vocals), the band covers a variety of blues ranging from tough Albert Collins style, to funky numbers with a jazzy feel.
The music on this disc was recording in 1997 in France, and is amazingly well recorded for a live album. It has a studio-like clarity and punch, and even more impressively, the band edited out as much crowd noise as possible. That would rarely happen in a rock record.
Choosing to record live was also a good idea as it plays to the band's main strength, which is that they are a very professional and tough touring band, and are at their best when stretching out. The whole set is a series of fine performances and intelligent (yet loose and funky) solos. It's music that is confident, and doesn't resort to cheap dynamics.
Outstanding cuts include a fine shuffle, "Hey Baby," which moves along with a nice edge provided by the fine rhythm section of Joe Fonda on bass and Peter Perfido on drums. Uwe Herr provides a very cool and funky guitar workout on "In Love With A Musician," and "Sweet Daddy" shows a truly superior sense of tone and dymanics in "Sweet Tooth Mama" and "Routine Blues."
It's easy to see why the Europeans have already discovered this outfit. Sweet Daddy Cool Breeze delivers their hot Blues chops with a jazz musician's sense of cool, and the sound is Grade A Prime Blues Club music. Sure to make your espresso taste better, believe me.
Steve Walbridge (writer for Blues Revue Magazine) wrote: "The rest of the world is about to discover what the European blues scene figured out a long time ago: Sweet Daddy Cool Breeze is one bad ass blues band. These boys know how to run with the big dogs! Live in France testifies to that from front to back. (http://www.sweetdaddycoolbreeze.bravehost.com/)
01 - Take A Holiday 05:12
02 - Routine Blues 05:41
03 - Cards On The Table 04:03
04 - Outskirts Of Town 06:44
05 - Hey Baby 04:33
06 - Doggin' Me Around 08:25
07 - Mother Earth 07:06
08 - Greenbacks 03:55
09 - In Love With A Musician 10:42
10 - Sweet Tooth Mama 04:47
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