RORY BLOCK - Hard Luck Child

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Blues/Bluesrock | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 166 / 12-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 8.5/10 | Label: Stony Plain | Autor: AT

After her tribute to Mississippi John Hurt, Rory Block follows up with a tribute to Skip James. Their impressive fingerpicking, the very natural sound and the rather rough vocals on this record captivate the listener. Slow Blues ("Devil Got My Woman"), hypnotic Blues ("Hard Time Killing Floor Blues"), a fast number with bold slide riffs ("Nehemiah James") and country Blues ("Special Rider Blues") prove Block's originality and the multidimensionality of James' songs. Any Blues fan who is a big fan should own the five silver pieces of Block's Tribute series!

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