Sunday, November 29, 2015

Bootleg Kings 2001 Ride Again

Genre: Blues
Rate: 140 kbps VBR / 44100
Time: 00:42:04
Size: 42,05 MB

United Kingdom

Bootleg Kings Ride Again is a second live disc presenting Bill Wyman and his Rhythm Kings released in May 2001. Wyman formed the Rhythm Kings as a labor of love and was surprised when the band's popularity caught on with British and European audiences. The musicianship of this band surpasses all expectations and is one band to be caught live on stage.

Eight of the nine tracks are from their 2000 British Tour while one song hails from a 1999 British Tour. This disc features Gary Brooker on vocals & piano, Georgie Fame on vocals & organ, Albert Lee on vocals & guitar, Janice Hoyte and Beverley Skeete on vocals, Martin Taylor and Terry Taylor on guitar, Nick Payn and Frank Mead on horns, Henry Spinetti on drums, and Bill Wyman on bass. Graham Broad appears once behinds the skins for track 8.

"Baby Workout", featuring lead vocals by Beverley Skeete, is a rollicking number punctuated by the horn section and a background chorus. Guitarist Albert Lee handles the lead vocals on "Jump, Jive And Wail" as the Rhythm Kings swing and sway with abandon. Wyman's bass guitar notes bounce along in this tailor-made song.

Another version of "Mystery Train" appears on this disc. This second take showcases a vocal duet between Gary Brooker and Georgie Fame. Multiple guitar parts build this rendition its strength, which closes with Nick Payn's humorous toot-toots on his harmonica. Second female vocalist Janice Hoyte takes her turn on "Hello Little Boy". The band sprints during this performance with Wyman's prominent bass lines once again.

"Georgia On My Mind" makes a repeat appearance on this second helping as well. Singing solo, Georgie Fame is accompanied by guitarist Martin Taylor. This wonderful performance usually begins the band's encore set. All in all, another outstanding Dirt Boys Production. (


01 - I'm Ready 04:38

02 - Lead Me To The Water 05:35

03 - Baby Workout 03:35

04 - Jump Jive And Wail 04:19

05 - Mystery Train 06:43

06 - I'll Be Satisfied 03:06

07 - Hello Little Boy 03:21

08 - Baby You Got What It Takes 03:49

09 - Georgia On My Mind 06:58

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