Thursday, September 15, 2016

Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials 2008 Full Tilt

Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:57:52
Size: 132,42 MB

United States

Review by Al Campbell

Slide guitarist Lil' Ed Williams & the Blues Imperials bring the energy of live performance to their sixth Alligator release Full Tilt. The highlights on this disc tend to reflect that of the album's title, especially the spirited cover versions of the Contours' "First I Look at the Purse" and Hound Dog Taylor's "Take Five" along with the originals "Hold That Train" "Candy Sweet" and "My Baby Moves Me". Lil' Ed's raucous guitar chops are at center stage on those tracks and the additional backing from horn players Eddie McKinley and David Basinger and pianist/organist Johnny Iguana add some extra kick. There are a few lukewarm tracks that are a bit too rote and, unfortunately, bring down the overall good-time party appeal of this disc. Still, any fan of Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials, or electric modern blues in general, will want to add this to their collection.


01 - Hold That Train 04:00

02 - Housekeeping Job 03:50

03 - Don't Call Me 03:08

04 - Check My Baby's Oil 05:35

05 - First I Look At The Purse 03:25

06 - Love Don't Live Here Anymore 02:39

07 - Life Got In The Way 07:05

08 - Candy Sweet 02:10

09 - Woman, Take A Bow 04:03

10 - My Baby Moves Me 04:10

11 - Dying To Live 05:41

12 - Open Invitation 02:59

13 - Every Man Needs A Good Woman 05:48

14 - Take Five 03:19

Gamble for more Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials


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