Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Dan Treanor & Frankie Lee 2004 African Wind

Genre: Blues
Rate: 256 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:54:35
Size: 99,84 MB

United States

Although 2004 is not over yet, I'll bet that African Wind on Canada's Northern Blues label is one of the most original CDs to blend traditional hill-country blues (think Piedmont to North Mississippi, please) with African world beat (listen to the kalimba and the djembe, and the original African version of the diddley bow, the umakeyana) to hit the market this year.

Bluesman and African musical instrument builder Dan Treanor and soul singer Frankie Lee approached Northern Blues CEO Fred Litwin with a proposal for a CD through the Colorado Blues Society, and the results of this new collaboration is African Wind. There's traditional blues up in here too, particularly when Dan plays acoustic and harmonica behind Frank's soulful "Tell Me Mama" and the straightforward blues of "Got No Lifeline" or "Texas Son."

Dan's sense of African and blues rhythms is uncanny, and Frankie's voice is pure soul, but that should be no surprise for a soulman who worked as a featured vocalist in the Ike and Tina Turner Revue. African Wind has many pleasant soul, blues and world beat surprises in 15 very accessible tracks. (Eric Steiner)


01 - Missing 04:13

02 - Mean Woman Blues 03:50

03 - Love A Woman's Soul 05:23

04 - Tell Me Mama 03:12

05 - African Wind 02:58

06 - The Groit Man 03:38

07 - Got No Lifeline 04:05

08 - Black Hanna 03:17

09 - Cut With Dynamite 03:44

10 - Kidnapped By The Blues 03:23

11 - Texas Son 03:48

12 - Who's Playing Who 03:05

13 - Lonesome Road 04:04

14 - True Love 03:36

15 - Cane Flute Soul 02:19

Gamble for more Dan Treanor & Frankie Lee


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