Considering his nickname and near-anonymity at the time, it is surprising to realize that Wild Child Butler was already 55 when he made this CD. Although he had recorded very few released sessions before this album, Butler had been active most of the time since settling in Ontario, Canada…..
The Title Artist Was One OF The Founders Of Both Mott The Hoople and Bad Company. In His Second Solo CD He Is Surrounded By Four Top Musicians From The UK. Adam Barron vocals, Jim Maving Guitar, Vocals , Dicky Baldwin Bass, and Damon Sawyer Drums
The music has the unforced feel of (Chicago's) blues of the late 30s and 40s without once sounding anachronistic. The five musicians (playing as a quintet) share the vocal duties, providing striking contrasts…All the material is original in the true sense, not just old blues with reshuffled lyrics and new titles, and the quintet interprets it with real conviction. Horton is featured on seven of the seventeen numbers. ~ Manchester, England Evening News
Brad Wilson is widely recognized as one of the best new bluesrock guitarists of our time! Power Blues Guitar LIVE is the follow up CD to the critically acclaimed 2015 studio release Blues Thunder by California guitar slinger Brad Wilson. Power Blues Guitar LIVE is a raw, unpolished live track CD featuring nine famous blues songs paying homage to some of the old blues greats like Willie Dixon, Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters. Brad takes each song and with loving care transforms them into his own with smokin' hot guitar licks and a superb rhythm section making this CD a complete tribute to the masters of the blues…
Since the early '90s Belfast guitar whiz Gary Moore has returned again and again to the blues, leaving his metal phase far behind. Old New Ballads Blues is exactly what the title says it is, a mix of old blues (covers of songs by Elmore James, Willie Dixon, and Otis Rush), new blues (five Moore originals), ballads (half the album) and, well, blues (by one definition or another, everything here passes for blues)…
CDs from this collection began to appear in the sale of one after the other in early 1998. The collection was designed primarily for fans of blues and those wishing to join him in France, Canada and other French-speaking countries, as its literary part was originally made in French and it seems and has not been translated into other languages.
And Still I Rise features mostly old blues material given a serious jolt of modernist energy, but without sacrificing any of the original character. The Heritage Blues Orchestra are like a more potent Carolina Chocolate Drops, their basic guitar, harmonica and handclap grooves given further colour and character by bustling drums and the inventive horn arrangements of French saxist Bruno Wilhelm. Their potent thump, twang and honk injects wallop into Son House's "Clarksdale Moan" and a fast, hard-rolling feel to Muddy Waters's "Catfish Blues". Elsewhere, railroad shuffles, swampy slide-guitar throbs, gospel call-and-response chants and a reggae-like take on Rosco Gordon's jump-blues slouch are applied.