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Thursday, September 11, 2014
Eddie Martin & The Texas Blues Kings 2002 Pillowcase Blues
Rate: 256 kbps CBR / 44100
Size: 79,45 MB
'A blues man in his prime....as hot and satisfying as a Tex-Mex barbecue' said Blues in Britain. Meanwhile in the U.S. 'A live act not to be missed' said Blues Revue.
But what you hear on these tracks is a lot more than just a bluesman in his prime. Sure he can play great electric and acoustic blues on guitar or harmonica and that is hardly surprising considering he has shared stages, played with, and recorded alongside some of the greats, the late Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, Taj Mahal, John Mayall to name but a few. And he can write a lyric that Willie Dixon himself would be proud of. Just check out 'Natural thing'. But then 'Underwater Woman' or the 'hatfields and the McCoys' shows this guy has grooves and licks way beyond good rocking blues....
Sideman and other guests appearances on this album are noteworthy too - first the Texas Blues Kings - like Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eddie's groove-centered rhythm section of Guthrie Kennard and Jimmy 'Blue Shoes' pendleton, are Texas Tornado awards winners for services to the blues in the lone star state. Dick Heckstall-Smith, (baritone sax on pillowcase Blues) was a founder member of John Mayall's Bluesbreakers and Alexis Korner's Blues Incorporated, and rates Eddie "as the hottest blues musician to come out of Britain since the 1960's". The Little Big Horns provide vintage brass sounds too! Belgian blues meister Mark T (and sideman for Rusty Zinn and Marc Hummel) deserves a production credit.
So if you like good rocking blues you have it a-plenty here - but Eddie adds another colour or two to the usual palette. He takes his blues to the country and back to the town and has many a telling thing to say about life, love and the human condition along the way" (JIM HALL)
01 - Down The Road 06:44
02 - Pillowcase Blues 02:47
03 - Underwater Woman 03:50
04 - Natural Thing 04:59
05 - Cool And Lonesome 03:24
06 - I Done, Done It 04:29
07 - Please Stop 03:28
08 - The Hatfields And The McCoys 03:47
09 - Let's Get Together 03:02
10 - I Wanna Groove With You 04:03
11 - Long Ride Home 02:48
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