Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Lamont Cranston Blues Band 1997 Roll With Me
Rate: 256 kbps CBR / 44100
Size: 90,60 MB
Review by Cub Koda
A longtime Midwest club favorite, the Lamont Cranston Blues Band comes up to the plate with 12 strong original tracks showing that modern blues has some other agenda than merely replicating one's record collection.
Guitarist/vocalist/harmonica man Pat Hayes is the heart and soul of the band, equally adept at burning up the fretboard (as he does on "West Side Woman") or blowing the walls down as he does on the title track. The genres are all familiar -- as are many of the lyrics -- but what Hayes creates out of these simple tools is something new and different enough to warrant a second look. On "Hip Cat Bounce," he proves that modern blues guitar can be lowdown and dirty without a lot of note flurries or extraneous rock additions to get the point across, while on "Country Farm," he weds Little Walter-like swoops from his harp to the most Excello-like of backgrounds. He gets jazzy on "I Couldn't Put You Down" and utterly soulful on "Don't Take Me Down Again."
A record so deceptively original and simple, it may take a couple of listens for it all to sink in, but one that's well worth the time put in to do it.
01 - Play The Blues 04:28
02 - What A Party 03:47
03 - Wild Women & Whiskey 03:22
04 - Blinded 05:24
05 - You Don't Know 03:14
06 - Roll With Me 03:34
07 - West Side Woman 03:30
08 - Country Farm 03:24
09 - Hip Cat Bounce 03:43
10 - I Couldn't Put You Down 04:24
11 - Hold On 05:16
12 - Don't Take Me Down Again 05:21
Gamble for more Lamont Cranston Blues Band