Gonna Boogie Anyway

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All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
Chris James and Patrick Rynn have become a premier blues tandem over several decades. Even though only recognized universally in the 2000s, they're really hitting their stride on this 2010 release with a full-blown band that fully exposes just how talented they are. Help from pianists David Maxwell or Henry Gray, a strong sense of tradition, and energy to burn are the hallmarks for the James/Rynn combo to cut loose and play the electric blues they love. Authenticity is the key to the James/Rynn express, as they steamroll through covers written by Ellis McDaniels, Jimmy Reed, Robert Jr. Lockwood, old-school rock à la Chuck Berry, "Tequila"-type twang, steady rolling ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
Chris James and Patrick Rynn have become a premier blues tandem over several decades. Even though only recognized universally in the 2000s, they're really hitting their stride on this 2010 release with a full-blown band that fully exposes just how talented they are. Help from pianists David Maxwell or Henry Gray, a strong sense of tradition, and energy to burn are the hallmarks for the James/Rynn combo to cut loose and play the electric blues they love. Authenticity is the key to the James/Rynn express, as they steamroll through covers written by Ellis McDaniels, Jimmy Reed, Robert Jr. Lockwood, old-school rock à la Chuck Berry, "Tequila"-type twang, steady rolling boogie, and some of their expected guitar/bass duets. The title track, "Life Couldn't Be Sweeter" and "H.M. Stomp" are prototypical good-time songs, with the legendary Gray fueling the fire as only he can. Then again, Maxwell has his own inimitable way of stoking the barrelhouse fires, as on "The Tables Have Turned" a straight boogie with a potent horn section appearing occasionally, as do harmonicists Bob Corritore or Rob Stone, guitarist Jeff Stone, and on two tracks, the legendary drummer Sam Lay. Unreserved and cut loose, James and Rynn are potent, and come close to their potential on this fine example of Chicago blues brought into the uptown landscape of today.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/18/2010
  • Label: Earwig
  • UPC: 739788496025
  • Catalog Number: 4960
  • Sales rank: 162,354

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Money Don't Like Me - Chris James (3:59)
  2. 2 Dearest Darling - Chris James (4:46)
  3. 3 You Can't Trust Nobody - Chris James (3:44)
  4. 4 Life Couldn't Be Sweeter - Chris James (4:14)
  5. 5 H.M. Stomp - Chris James (4:06)
  6. 6 Headed Out West - Chris James (3:26)
  7. 7 Can't Stand to See You Go - Chris James (3:48)
  8. 8 Gonna Boogie Anyway - Chris James (3:37)
  9. 9 The Tables Have Turned - Chris James (3:41)
  10. 10 Money Don't Like Me, Pt. 2 - Chris James (4:31)
  11. 11 Black Spider Blues - Chris James (3:29)
  12. 12 Little Girl - Chris James (3:56)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Patrick Rynn Primary Artist, Bass, Upright Bass
Henry Gray Piano
Sam Lay Drums
Willie Hayes Drums
David Maxwell Piano
Jeff Stone Guitar
Jonny Viau Saxophone
Rob Stone Harmonica, Maracas
Bob Corritore Harmonica
Chris James Guitar, Vocals
Eddie Kobek Drums
Allen Ortiz Saxophone
Technical Credits
Jimmy Reed Composer
Robert Lockwood Jr. Composer
Michael Robert Frank Executive Producer
Ellas McDaniel Composer
Bill Dahl Liner Notes
Dave Shirk Mastering
Rob Stone Composer
Alex Cruz Cover Photo
Kris Poulin Engineer
Patrick Rynn Composer, Producer
Chris James Composer, Producer
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