Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Size: 125,33 MB
A Plate Full of Blues is a live offering of two parts. The first half is a forty year reunion with Arnold, Charles Twilley's screaming sax and Austin Brashier's fierce guitar work. Mac has described the trio, "Y'all we got us a "Plate full of blues." The second half of the CD is a Muddy Waters Tribute Band with Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin, Kim Wilson and Willie "Big Eyes" Smith. Mac, known as a 'shouter' has an appealing gritty voice that is seasoned and credible. Margolin calls Mac Arnold, 'the real deal.' Greg Plato stated that "Mac is the one remaining verbal blues goldmines around."
Yes, Chicago style blues...coming at you. The blend of all of those players and the voice....was a fiery mix. The standards were great. However, the song that comes to mind as the show piece, "Drivin Wheel". The guitar playing, the tear-it-up harp, and the laughing, raw vocals had a dimension that was unbeatable. (Word has it that Margolin was so much in awe of Arnold's delivery that he was late coming in on the second verse of that song). Overall, it was a very satisfying CD. The guitar work was mesmerizing, the vocals intriguing, the selections palatable.
The Sunday Night Blues Project said "they play a full big sound...the band plays the hell out of each song." Give this CD a listen. I agree with Creative Loafing's declaration: "A plate full of blues? Hell, this is the whole damn meal." (Jonnye Weber)
01 - Gitty Up 04:15
02 - Back Bone And Gristle 05:47
03 - True To You 03:51
04 - Drivin' Wheel 05:20
05 - Ghetto Blue 06:37
06 - Screamin' An' Cryin' 06:54
07 - Sloppy Drunk 05:22
08 - Love Attack 04:54
09 - Big Boss Man 05:38
10 - Got My Mojo Workin' 06:09
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