Friday, September 4, 2015

Mark Hummel 2004 Blowin' My Horn

Genre: Blues
Rate: 320 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 01:16:34
Size: 175,12 MB

United States

Review by Chris Nickson

Mark Hummel is a hell of a harmonica player, and a more than half-decent singer. This live outing, pulled from two Canadian dates in September 2003, shows him and his band in very tight form, but relaxed enough to enjoy the party. If you're looking for deep, hard blues, this isn't really the place, although he does dive down for some emotion on "Lost a Good Man." Mostly, however, Hummel keeps it light, as with "My Back Scratcher" or the audience-participation standard "Willie and the Hand Jive." When he's not singing, he gives plenty of room to his playing. He's a good instrumentalist, sometimes quite exceptional, with a strong command of the development of a solo, as on the opening "Rockin' All the Time" or the closer, "The Creeper," James Cotton's workout, where the boogie rolls smooth as silk and Hummel's harp is in overdrive.

It's impossible not to enjoy this album -- the band was obviously having a great deal of fun playing -- but at the same time it won't change your life. Take it for what it is, a record to enliven any party, and you won't be disappointed.


01 - Rockin' All The Time 05:15

02 - My Back Scratcher 05:47

03 - 100 Years 06:40

04 - I'm Wise 03:56

05 - Everything 07:40

06 - Lost A Good Man 04:16

07 - Before The Beginning 03:49

08 - Willie And The Hand Jive 10:47

09 - Bombshell Baby 04:47

10 - Rotten Kid 06:05

11 - What You Do 04:43

12 - Gotta Make A Change 04:24

13 - The Creeper 08:25

Gamble for more Mark Hummel


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