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3 weeks ago
Upee arvio arvostetussa alan julkaisussa Briteissä!
Great review by Blues Matters! magazine from UK.
Thank you very much Steve Yourglivch👍🙏
MICKE & LEFTY feat. CHEF - LET THE FIRE LEAD
Micke & Lefty are Micke Bjorklof and Lefty Leppanen, both well-known on the Finnish Blues scene and top-class musicians. Joined here by Chef all three take turns on vocals and all are proficient enough to be able to interchange instruments throughout. Micke also handles production duties. The album kicks into life straight away with a wonderfully stripped back version of Willie Dixon’s Tell That Woman. Loads of resonator and dobro, not to mention kazoo, electric guitar, upright bass, and belly claps. Always Something Good follows. A languid laid-back retrospective song combining electric and acoustic guitars and acoustic bass. Lefty on lead vocals and finger picking acoustic creating a dreamy sunlit atmosphere. Then we have a cover of Big Bill Blues the old Broonzy number, all three sharing vocals and the tasty banjo, mandolin and resonator plucking giving the whole thing an end of night boozy party feel. I can relate to that! Small Town Baby is more traditional 3pc blues band in construct and follows perfectly. The sparse drums supporting more wonderful vocals and guitar from Lefty. The title track is next, a surprisingly uplifting burst of positivity. Let The Fire lead, let the fire heal, impressively delivered by Micke on this occasion. It is Chef’s turn on lead vocal next. The One has a slightly foreboding intro whilst Chef laments not being with his love. Gotta See My Church features Micke back on lead vocal duties, a song about being contented and settling down but still missing different times. An almost gospel hill country vibe going through this. You Gorgeous You is an upbeat celebration of getting home to a loved one after time away. I love the harp playing on this. No Stuff Is Good Enough is most closely in the Mississippi Hill tradition and is a wry observation on modern consumerism. Rock’n’Bowl celebrates Louisiana, and a music and ten pin bowling juke-joint. Eero Raittinen guests on vocals for the Robert Johnson cover I’m A Steady Rollin’ Man, now 75 years old with a rich music history in Finland, he adds a super authenticity to the classic track. This super album closes with I Got To Tell You, a softly paced retrospective love song, and I got to tell you you’ll love this album a little more every time you listen to it. Finland has long had a kind of Euro-Mississippi Hill Country hybrid movement happening and this album adds to that in spades.
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4 weeks ago
Seuraavaa levyä odotellessa, muisteloita vuodelta 2013. After The Flood albumi debytoi silloin Rumban ja Suomen Virallisella listalla!😎
Ensi vuonna olisi tarkoitus juhlistaa orkan 30-vuotista toimintaa. Tosin Korona sekoitti pahoin suunnitelmat ja tässä saattaa pidempikin tovi vierähtää ennenkuin päästään viemään asiaa eteenpäin. ... See MoreSee Less
Siitä vain eteen päin.🐾