Hammers & Strings

Hammers & Strings

by Kevin McKendree
     
 

From the start of this CD, a very spirited version of Lionel Hampton's "Boogie Woogie" (here renamed "Boogie #427"), through a set full of boogie-woogie piano (even on non-blues tunes), blues ballads, and New Orleans-style R&B, this is a delightful outing. Kevin McKendree's piano style mixes together boogie-woogie, See more details below

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From the start of this CD, a very spirited version of Lionel Hampton's "Boogie Woogie" (here renamed "Boogie #427"), through a set full of boogie-woogie piano (even on non-blues tunes), blues ballads, and New Orleans-style R&B, this is a delightful outing. Kevin McKendree's piano style mixes together boogie-woogie, Ramsey Lewis, and Ray Bryant without sounding like a copy of any of them. He and drummer Big Joe Maher (who recalls Ray Charles and Charles Brown) each take two vocals, including one apiece with the backing of a tasteful three-voice vocal section. The other players are fine, but it is McKendree's piano (occasionally augmented by organ) that keeps the excitement really going. Highlights include a laid-back "Let's Get Go Stoned," "Just Before Sunrise," "Fool's Paradise," and "Sixty Sharp Knives." This accessible outing is well worth checking out.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/31/2005
Label:
Powerhouse Records
UPC:
0061432402923
catalogNumber:
120

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kevin McKendree   Primary Artist,Bass,Piano,Hammond Organ,Vocals,Hammond B3
Delbert McClinton   Vocals
Big Joe Maher   Drums,Vocals
Terry Townson   Trumpet
Lynn Williams   Drums
Spencer Campbell   String Bass
Stephen Mackey   String Bass
Kenneth Blevins   Drums,Djembe,cowbell
Bianca Benford   Background Vocals
Yates McKendree   Cymbals
Mara Mitchell   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Big Joe Maher   Composer
Nick Ashford   Composer
Jim DeMain   Mastering
Kevin McKendree   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Valerie Simpson   Composer
Lynn Williams   Composer
Spencer Campbell   Composer
Stephen Mackey   Composer
Mabel Cordle   Composer
Kenneth Blevins   Composer

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