Friday, October 23, 2015

Kirk 'Eli' Fletcher 1999 I'm Here & I'm Gone

Genre: Blues
Rate: 256 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 01:14:41
Size: 136,67 MB

United States

Kirk Eli Fletchers rare debut CD on John Stedmans British label (JSP) reminds me of the raw bite and attack found with guitar legends like Hollywood Fats and Luther Allison.

Every track is tremendous on here and Kirk Eli shines on the slow blues songs like "Silver Spoon" & "I'm not your fool". Jackie Paynes vocals are worthy of attention (a lot like Bobby Blue Bland). Fletchers Gibson Goldtop Les Paul sounds gritty, traces of early Peter Green can be heard. He's also very jazzy and doesn't rely on the usual staple of blues clichés. "Church St. Boogie" shows this to us. There's a full big band on here but it doesn't stop Kirk Eli from stretching out on guitar and burning up the road. The musicianship from all of the band is of the highest level. This CD has to be one of JSP labels masterpieces. Blues does not come any better than this one. It's so wonderful to see a young black guy playing Blues guitar with so much feel and emotion at a time when people can only recall SRV, K. W. Shepard and Jonny Lang.

If you can find this CD get it and hold on to it. Also keep a close watch on K.E. Fletcher because this guy is bound to go far. I sincerely hope he goes the full distance because the Blues world needs artists like him. He is playing a slow blues on a Strat. He'll burn you into the ground like napalm. You won't believe what you are hearing!! (P.J. Le Faucheur)


01 - I Ain't Doing Nothing Wrong 05:26

02 - What Is Going On 05:06

03 - Church Street Boogie 04:39

04 - I'm Not Your Fool 07:54

05 - What Happened To You 05:05

06 - School Street Shuffle 03:11

07 - Silver Spoon 10:35

08 - You Went Back On Your Word 05:31

09 - Mr Mann 03:22

10 - Bye Bye So Long 02:55

11 - Watsonized 05:24

12 - I Ain't Doing Nothing Wrong (Back To Mono Mix) 05:25

13 - What Is Going On (Back To Mono Mix) 05:05

14 - What Happened To You (Back To Mono Mix) 05:03

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