DUDLEY TAFT - Deep Deep Blue

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Blues/Bluesrock, Classic Rock | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 150 / 5-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: DOTT | Autor: ML

His debut "Left For Dead" featured a successful cover version of Led Zeppelin's "When The Levee Breaks". Now, about two years later, the former guitarist of the grunge band Sweet Water dares to cover again. The most unusual is certainly Lou Reed's "Sally Can't Dance". Unfortunately, Taft can't really do the piece justice. In his version, it's neither fish nor meat. Bob Dylan's "Meet Me In The Morning" is a different story. The track, immediately set as an opener, becomes a blues-rock highlight in Taft's arrangement. It was to be expected that he would competently stage Freddie King's "Palace Of The King". The semi-acoustic "Wishing Well", which is not the free classic of the same name, can convince of the eight tracks of its own. Like its predecessor, "Deep Deep Blue" is partly a very hard rocking blues album, which not only lives from Taft's guitar work, but always remains song oriented. If Bonamassa could get through to a support act, then Dudley Taft would certainly be the first and right choice.

Top track: Wishing Well

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