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Friday, January 30, 2015

Sam Myers 2004 Coming From The Old School

Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 01:08:37
Size: 156,92 MB

United States

Review by Chris Nickson

It's taken Sam Myers fully 50 years to make his first solo album. But he's no stranger to either stage or studio, having worked with Elmore James and Anson Funderburgh. For his debut he's assembled a top-notch band, led by guitarist Mel Brown, to work not so much behind him as with him. Brown is a standout as an accompanist, offering wonderful decoration to "I Got the Blues" and "Burning Fire." But understandably, it's Myers who's the star of the show, and his driving harmonica playing carries its own momentum, as on his version of Rice Miller's "Ninety Nine." But there's also a very pleasing grit to his singing, whether on the slow and deeply soulful"After Hours When the Joint Is Closed," or "Waitin' On Your Mama," which could have come directly from the Chicago school of blues. It might have taken him five decades to get to this, but from the music on the disc, not a single minute was wasted.


01 - I'm Tired Of Your Jive 04:24

02 - Ninety Nine 03:37

03 - I Got A Thing For The Voodoo Woman 05:23

04 - Burning Fire 04:25

05 - Waitin' On You Mama 04:52

06 - I Got The Blues 04:47

07 - My Daily Wish 05:04

08 - You Don't Know What Love Is All About 03:59

09 - Coming From The Old School 04:27

10 - Country Boy 04:25

11 - Money Is My Downfall 05:37

12 - After Hours When The Joint Is Closed 06:11

13 - Packing Up My Blues 04:56

14 - Let You Slowly Bring Me Down 06:30

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