Sunday, November 29, 2015

Al Copley 2002 Jump On It

Genre: Blues
Rate: 256 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 00:31:12
Size: 57,13 MB

United States

Review by Robert L. Doerschuk

There's nothing particularly blue about Al Copley's blues -- not that there's anything wrong with that. The point of Jump On It is to party, no matter what the tempo. A snappy horn section jabs the rhythm players on classic jump tunes like "Hoy Hoy Hoy" and "I Ain't Gonna Do It," a re-creation of Jerry Lee Lewis's manic crash through "Great Balls of Fire," a medium-tempo sashay over Fats Domino piano triplets on "Someday," a smoky Mose Allison groove on "Stranger in My Hometown," a sly, risqué reading of "The Big Ten Inch Record," and a fresh arrangement of the ultimate good-time track, "Louie Louie." On each cut, Copley sings with a smile on his face, his voice husky and warm, his phrasing impeccably idiomatic. His piano never misses the mark either, from rumbling two-fisted tremolos to last-call, upper-register tinkles.

None of it breaks new ground, nor is it deep emotionally; aside from one brief reflection on hate during a pause toward the end of "Send Me Someone to Love," he pretty much keeps his entertainer hat on throughout the whole album. It is, luckily, a perfect and satisfying fit.


01 - Last Thing I Needed 03:17

02 - Hoy Hoy Hoy 02:27

03 - The Big Ten Inch Record 02:37

04 - Louie Louie 03:05

05 - Great Balls Of Fire 01:52

06 - Stranger In My Hometown 02:56

07 - Please Send Me Someone To Love 05:55

08 - Someday 03:18

09 - How Sweet It Is 03:12

10 - I Ain't Gonna Do It 02:33

Gamble for more Al Copley


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