Artist:Sugar Ray & The Bluetones
Title: Seeing Is Believing
Year Of Release: 2016
Label: Severn Records
Genre: Chicago Blues, Harmonica Blues
Quality: 320 kbps
Total Time: 47:59
Total Size: 114 MB
WebSite: Album Preview
1. Sweet Baby (3:53)
2. Seeing Is Believing (3:49)
3. Noontime Bell (3:51)
4. Keep On Sailing (4:59)
5. Blind Date (3:39)
6. You Know I Love You (4:39)
7. Misses Blues (2:43)
8. It Ain’t Funny (6:09)
9. Not Me (3:56)
10. Got A Gal (4:24)
11. Two Hundred Dollars Long (2:54)
12. It’s Been A Long Time (2:58)
After winning seven Blues Music Award nominations for their 2014 Living Tear to Tear CD release, Sugar Ray & the Bluetones follow up with a genuine and solid blues CD release that brings you back to the time before blues became blues-rock. Its got that feel, that ambience, that emotion often devoid in many of the so called blues rock releases found elsewhere.
Of the 12 tunes on this disc, 11 are originals plus one instrumental cover of B.B. Kings You Know I Love You which rivals B.B.s own original recording.
The Bluetones, led by Sugar Ray Norcia on vocals and harmonica, are really a super star group within themselves featuring Monster Mike Welch on guitar, Anthony Geraci on piano and organ, Michael Muscat Ward doing duty on bass and Neil Gouvin solidly understated on drums.
Sugar Ray reels you back to hollars of the Mississippi Delta with his original tune, Keep on Sailing when black workers on the levees, prison road gangs and cotton fields could only sing surreptitiously of escaping the denigrating social/racial system prevalent in the South.
There isnt a song on this fine release that is not true to its roots. A mix of tempos, a mix a topics and a wailing good CD release which wouldnt surprise me if it matched Sugar Ray & the Bluetones 2014s 7 nominations. ~by Steve Douglas
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