Monday, February 8, 2016

Scott Holt 2007 From Lettsworth To Legend - A Tribute To Buddy Guy

Genre: Blues-Rock
Rate: 256 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:59:11
Size: 108,46 MB

United States

After ten years spent playing with the Master and after five albums with his own band, Scott Holt pays a tribute to his old employer and friend with this CD. 13 songs have been selected (excluding the few seconds "Intro" and "Outro"), songs that probably Scott Holt has played several times on stage with his mentor. The final result is very good, as Scott Holt is able to give to all the songs his own signature avoiding the mistake to simply reproducing the style of Buddy Guy, but filtering them with his feeling, personality and sound.

Just for example the classic "Damn Right, I've Got The Blues" became, after Scott's review, a fantastic slow number. From my point of view this is Scott's best album so far, surely the more blues oriented of all. Also his guitar playing finds more space and several songs include extensive solos that were not common in previous works. Scott's guitar playing is brilliant throughout the entire album and he also demonstrates, once again, to be a good singer too. The only down side of this excellent electric blues album is that in a couple of tracks the sound is a bit too heavy, and that makes feel those songs out of contest.

Tom Larson on drums and Richard Sanders on bass are the perfect companions for this adventure and they provide a solid and precise base for Scott's guitar pyrotechnic. Best cuts of the bunch the already mentioned "Damn Right..." the opening "First Time I Met The Blues" and the excellent version (or better reinterpretation) of "My Time After A While". Recommended. (M. Bernocchi)


01 - Intro 00:13

02 - First Time I Met The Blues 03:45

03 - Damn Right I've Got The Blues 06:26

04 - My Time Afterwhile 05:32

05 - Nice And Clean 03:45

06 - I Dig Your Wig 03:31

07 - She Suits Me To A Tee 05:22

08 - Ten Years Ago 04:37

09 - Nobody Understands Me (But My Guitar) 04:57

10 - When My Left Eye Jumps 05:01

11 - My Mother 04:18

12 - Too May Ways 02:23

13 - One Room Country Shack 05:18

14 - You've Been Gone Too Long 03:48

15 - Outro 00:15

Gamble for more Scott Holt


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