Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Blues/Bluesrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 160 / 5-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Mascot | Autor: ML

Back to Kenny Wayne Shepherd, to his blues roots, on "Goin' Home". And that's exactly what makes the album tick. Shepherd respectfully approaches the songs that are otherwise known from B. B. King, Albert King, Bo Diddley or Stevie Ray Vaughan, but he does a lot of "fire up their ass". Not only does this seem authentic, it's also just fun to listen to Kennys band perform a typical Albert-King bluestrack like "Breaking Up Somebody's Home". He made this song from 1972 "I'll Play The Blues For You" (which would also have been a good title for this album) even more intense, Hats off. But not all pieces can keep up. For example "The House Is A Rockin'" in the version by Stevie Ray Vauhgan And Double Trouble is a bit more fluid and emotional than the one presented here, although the Shepherd Band has a former Double Trouble member with drummer Chris Layton. "Goin' Home" is not a "must have", but a competent Blues work.

Top Track: Breaking Up Somebody's Home

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