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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Mama's Pride 1977 Uptown & Lowdown





Genre: Southern Rock
Rate: 256 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:43:18
Size: 79,34 MB

United States


This time around, the band mix up styles related to Wet Willie, The Allman Brothers, and early Bob Seger Band. There's a mix of mild southern rockers along with a handful of mellow ballads. 'Can I Call You A Cab' gets us off the sidewalk, initially restrained, this one builds momentum as we get out of the blocks. There's a faint whiff of keyboards on 'She's A Stranger To Me Now'. Like the opener, this one starts off slowly, but gradually builds up some excitement toward the end. 'Lucky Lady' is probably the rockiest tune here, sounding like a seasoned bar band paying their dues in some two bit dive in middle America. 'You Can't Fool Yourself' is a toned down ballad that a guy like Joe Cocker would feel at home with. 'The End Of The Road' moves in that tried and true Muscle Shoals direction, with loads of funky playing and horn work. Taking a milder stance is 'Merry-Go-Round', with the occasional throwback to a very early 70's style of rock. 'Now I Found You' romps along with The Allmans as a reference point. The mix is part funk and dixie flavoured rock. The vocal harmonies at the end veer into Starcastle territory. What's going on here? lol! The band finish with an extended mini-epic called 'Long Time'. At near on ten minutes, it builds to an OTT southern rock crescendo in the vein of Skynyrd's 'Freebird' and Hatchet's 'Boogie No More'. As they say, 'when in the South, follow suit by word of mouth'! (http://www.glorydazemusic.com/)



Tracklist:

01 - Can I Call You A Cab 04:59

02 - She's A Stranger To Me Now 04:40

03 - Lucky Lady 04:49

04 - You Can't Fool Yourself 07:13

05 - The End Of Our Road 02:56

06 - Merry-Go-Round 05:18

07 - Now I Found You 03:33

08 - Long Time 09:50





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