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|Paul Oscher||Primary Artist, Guitar, Harmonica, Piano, Accordion, Vocals, Melodica, Chromatic Harmonica, Bass Harmonica|
|Calvin "Fuzz" Jones||Bass, Bass Guitar|
|Willie "Big Eyes" Smith||Drums|
|Mississippi John Hurt||Composer|
|Big Joe Turner||Composer|
|Paul Oscher||Arranger, Composer, Producer|
|James A. Lane||Composer|
|Sandra B. Tooze||Producer|
|Andrew Galloway||Producer, Liner Notes|
Posted October 1, 2010
I first saw Paul Oscher play harmonica with Muddy Waters at the Gaslite cafe in New York's Greenwich Village, back in 1971. I remember the crowd going wild after every solo. He had a tone so deep, we went back two nights in a row. Last night, I was reading Living Blues magazine and there it was - an ad for "Alone With The Blues" by Paul Oscher on Electro-Fi. I quickly ordered the cd ... and what a joy it is. Opening up with "Walkin'", a mid-tempo instrumental, the chromatic haromica sounds like a complete horn section. The vocals have a beautiful, down home feel. You don't get the overblowing of notes and histrionic vocals of many of his contemporaries. Oscher leaves space, going for the "less is more" approach. Dig the lonesome sound of "Standing At The Crossroads". At times, "Alone With The Blues" sounds as if he's backed by a full band. But it's only Mr. Oscher, alone, with echoes of Big Walter, Cotton - intertwined with his own original style. Pay attention to the standout slide-and-vocal on "Blues and Trouble" that is just riveting. Paul Oscher is a multi-instrumentalist who brings a gut-bucket-in-the-alley sound to every song on this CD. Harp players will find so many different positions utilizied by Oscher - and won't be disappointed. So get this CD, turn down the lights, and dig: because this is THE REAL DEAL.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 1, 2010
Great deep blues cd. All kinds of blues stuff, slide guitar, melodica, harmonica, piano, accordion all played by Paul Oscher. Oscher used to play with Muddy and Spann, no wonder he gets so lowdown in the alley. Good vocals and original songsWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.