viernes, 16 de septiembre de 2011

CD - Tom Principato - Really Blue


CD - TOM PRINCIPATO
REALLY BLUE



Principato's seventh album continues the tradition of strong guitar work coupled with vocals that are less than scintillating but never offensive, wedded to material that's more of a showcase for his playing than it is actual songs. He gives his blues-shuffle-in-E chops a workout on Johnny Jones' "Sweet Little Woman" (a cleaned-up version of the "dozens"), and his blues-rock licks get trotted out on a stiff version of Robert Johnson's "Walkin' Blues" and the T-Birds-like "Standing at the Crossroads Again." On the plus side, the minor-key slow blues workout "Really Blue," the jazzy "In Orbit" and his tribute to Danny Gatton ("One For Danny") all have their moments, and "In Another Dream" shows real originality. While Principato's penchant for ending a phrase with a trademarked triplet can get annoying in a hurry, fans of hot, well-executed guitar who aren't fussy about familiar contexts will enjoy this album.

Tracks
1-Every Minute Every Hour
2-Kansas City Blues
3-Baby Please
4-Walkin' Blues
5-Really Blue
6-Sweet Little Woman
7-In Orbit
8-Standing at the Crossroads Again
9-One for Danny
10-Stranger's Eyes
11-Here in my Heart






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