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Angel of Mercy
     

Angel of Mercy

by Rory Block
 
Block moves completely away from the blues form on this release, doing original pieces that evoke the familiar themes of alienation, anguish and romantic conflicts, but in a production climate geared more toward folk and singer/songwriter arrangements than 12-bar settings. She still plays excellent guitar solos and accompaniment, but her vocals are now powerful or

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Block moves completely away from the blues form on this release, doing original pieces that evoke the familiar themes of alienation, anguish and romantic conflicts, but in a production climate geared more toward folk and singer/songwriter arrangements than 12-bar settings. She still plays excellent guitar solos and accompaniment, but her vocals are now powerful or mournful, questioning or declarative, and she's unconcerned with trying to capture the quality of someone else's compositions. The disc's final selection, the nine-minute-plus "A Father and Two Sons," reworks the biblical Prodigal son tale with a contemporary focus, featuring wonderful vocal interaction between Block and her son Jordan. This album showcases Rory Block's own sound and vision and deserves widespread praise and attention.

Product Details

Release Date:
04/08/1994
Label:
Rounder / Umgd
UPC:
0011661312623
catalogNumber:
613126

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Performance Credits

Rory Block   Primary Artist,Guitar,Background Vocals,Vocal Harmony
John Sebastian   Harmonica
Warren Bernhardt   Piano,Electric Piano
Brendan Croker   Slide Guitar
Sam Bacco   Percussion
Ron Bach   Synthesizer
Richard Bell   Organ,Electric Piano
Paul Block   Vocal Harmony
Larry Chaney   Electric Guitar
Dan Dugmore   Guitar,Steel Guitar
Amy Fraden   Background Vocals
John Gardner   Drums
James Kasanof   Vocal Harmony
Larry Knechtel   Piano
Rob Leon   Bass
Jerry Marotta   Drums
Vinnie Martucci   Horn,Clavinet
Jeff Mironov   Electric Guitar,Rhythm Guitar
Michael Mugrage   Electric Guitar
Dave Pomeroy   Bass
Jordan Block Valdina   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Neal Wilkinson   Drums
Rory Bach   Guitar,Vocals

Technical Credits

Rory Block   Arranger,Composer,Programming
Brian Keane   Programming
Ron Bach   Programming,Producer
Johnathan Biebisheimer   Programming
J.D. Martin   Composer
Dave Pomeroy   Producer

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