Sunday, October 14, 2007

CD Review: Stormy Monday Blues

1) King's Bounce
2) Stormy Monday Blues
3) Born Under a Bad Sign
4) The Very Thought of You
5) You're My Woman, I'm Your Man
6) Tired as a Man Can Be
7) Blues at Sunrise
8) Breakin' Up Somebody's Home
9) Please Come Back to Me
10) I'll Play the Blues for You

Genre: Blues

There's nothing better than the blues. This collection is far from what you may expect. Albert King (1923-1992) wasn't a man who just sat on the porch of his log cabin playing guitar. Far from it: on every track, he's backed by a superb band. The horns! Some of the songs, like "King's Bounce" and "Born Under a Bad Sign" are as groovy as it gets. "The Very Thought of You" is a slow, soulful ballad. All in all, a great introduction to a great blues man.

***** out of five

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