Chocolate to the Bone

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All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
With each new release, the clothes of an old bluesman fit Guy Davis more and more comfortably. By now the blues are completely a part of who he is, so when he reworks an old Sleepy John Estes song into the opener, "Limetown," it feels completely natural; even with the familiar "Rollin' And Tumblin'" riff. He mixes it up well between covers and originals, taking in quite a range -- there's John Lee Hooker, Willie Dixon, and Blind Lemon Jefferson all sitting amicably together in his style; as well as some pieces like "Step It Up And Go" that are just plain old. His own material is less familiar, of course, but just as good, with the careful if not wholly accurate patina of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Chris Nickson
With each new release, the clothes of an old bluesman fit Guy Davis more and more comfortably. By now the blues are completely a part of who he is, so when he reworks an old Sleepy John Estes song into the opener, "Limetown," it feels completely natural; even with the familiar "Rollin' And Tumblin'" riff. He mixes it up well between covers and originals, taking in quite a range -- there's John Lee Hooker, Willie Dixon, and Blind Lemon Jefferson all sitting amicably together in his style; as well as some pieces like "Step It Up And Go" that are just plain old. His own material is less familiar, of course, but just as good, with the careful if not wholly accurate patina of age about it. Perhaps the best thing about Davis is that he never tries to be something he's not; there's no fake Southern accent. What you hear is what you get. And while he's hardly the guitar genius that Charley Patton and Robert Johnson were, he's more than adequate, and his excellent band backs him up solidly and subtly, never stepping out too far. There's plenty of talent in Davis, but there's also an obvious and deep love for the blues, especially the rural country blues, and he brings to his music a real timelessness. The man just keeps getting better and better.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/22/2003
  • Label: Red House
  • UPC: 033651016427
  • Catalog Number: 164
  • Sales rank: 115,154

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Guy Davis Primary Artist, Banjo, Guitar, Harmonica, Tambourine, Vocals, 12-string Guitar, Slide Guitar
Howard Johnson Tuba
Gary Burke Drums
Dave Helper Background Vocals, Hand Clapping
T-Bone Wolk Mandolin, Accordion, Hammond Organ, Pump Organ
Nerak Roth Patterson Electric Guitar
Mark Murphy Acoustic Bass
Technical Credits
Charles Brown Composer
Willie Dixon Composer
Sleepy John Estes Composer
John Lee Hooker Composer
Blind Lemon Jefferson Composer
Bob Dylan Composer
Herbie Hancock Composer
Sarah McLachlan Composer
Ishman Bracey Composer
Jerry Collins Engineer
Eric Peltoniemi Executive Producer
John Platania Producer
Johnny Moore Composer
Guy Davis Composer
Paul Antonell Engineer
Carla Leighton Art Direction
Traditional Composer
Eddie Williams Composer
Chris Powers Engineer
Milt Costakis Engineer
Derek Roe Engineer
Booker White Composer
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