Sunday, June 3, 2018

Carey Bell, Lazy Lester, Raful Neal, Snooky Pryor 2001 Superharps II (LL)

Genre: Blues
Rate: 269 kbps VBR / 44100
Time: 01:06:11
Size: 124,40 MB

United States

Superharps II, Telarc's sequel to its highly successful harmonica extravaganza, serves up another Who's Who of harp legends. While the 1999 original boasted James Cotton, Billy Branch, Sugar Ray and Charlie Mussellwhite, it doesn't get much better than Carey Bell, Snooky Pryor, Lazy Lester and Raful Neal. These refined gentlemen of the blues offer solo efforts and collaborations, and the result is a very satisfying 60 minutes of music. Kid Bangham, the guitar wizard who succeeded Jimmy Vaughan in The Fabulous Thunderbirds, injects the guitar glue that holds the project tightly together..

Bell kicks off with Muddy Waters' Walking Through the Park, which features classic harmonica and tasty axework by Bangham. Raful Neal offers his own I Miss You Baby, while Pryor's Let Your Hair Down and Lester's I Hear You Knockin' are also polished originals. Snooky's in fine form throughout, and Lester lends special moments vocally to Strange Things Happen and I Made My Mind Up. Muddy's She's 19 Years Old gets reverential treatment with the one-two punch from Bell's measured singing and Pryor's harp solo. Neal is also at the top of his game throughout, and his original Starlight Diamond is well delivered. The final, Harp to Harp, was co-written by Bangham and is a virtual shootout featuring inspired instrumental solos by all. If you love the harmonica, you can't go wrong with this heaping helping of hot harps. (Scott C. Davis)


01 - Walking Thru The Park 04:25

02 - Keyhole In Your Door 04:44

03 - I Miss You Baby 06:57

04 - Strange Things Happen 03:20

05 - I Made Up My Mind 03:00

06 - Let Your Hair Down 05:02

07 - What My Mama Told Me 04:42

08 - I Hear You Knockin' 03:36

09 - Shake My Hand 04:30

10 - Starlight Diamond 07:22

11 - She's Nineteen Years Old 06:17

12 - Blood Stains On The Wall 04:06

13 - Harp To Harp 08:10

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