Keepin' It Real

Keepin' It Real

by Rod Piazza
     
 
Keepin' It Real is an aptly titled disc by Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers. Among the 13 tracks are edgy performances of such blues standards as "Good Morning Little School Girl," "Baby Please Don't Go," and "Pretty Thing," but it's the six originals that really ignite this set. Since the band had been working out these songs

Overview

Keepin' It Real is an aptly titled disc by Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers. Among the 13 tracks are edgy performances of such blues standards as "Good Morning Little School Girl," "Baby Please Don't Go," and "Pretty Thing," but it's the six originals that really ignite this set. Since the band had been working out these songs during live shows, the tracks were usually captured in one take when they finally played them in the studio. The potent combination of Piazza's rough modernized blues harp, the boogie-woogie keyboard runs by Honey Piazza, and the blistering guitar attack of new Mighty Flyer Henry Carvajal effortlessly clicks, as proved on the shuffle "Moving in a West Coast Way" and the burning instrumental "West Coast Midnight Blues," two tracks that taken together make the CD worth its price of admission. Longtime bassist Bill Stuve and new drummer Paul Fasulo hold down a rock-solid bottom throughout. With growing numbers of blues artists encouraged to tone down emotional fervor for a piece of an extremely small radio-friendly pie, it's uplifting when a band like Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers play this music simply because it feels good.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/11/2004
Label:
Blind Pig
UPC:
0019148508828
catalogNumber:
5088
Rank:
325161

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Rod Piazza   Primary Artist,Harmonica,Vocals
Bill Stuve   Electric Bass,Bass (Vocal),Bass Guitar,Background Vocals,Double Bass,Acoustic Bass
Honey Piazza   Piano,Background Vocals
Henry Carvajal   Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Paul Vincent Fasulo   Percussion,Drums
Paul Vincent Fasulo   Percussion,Drums

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
Rod Piazza   Composer,Producer,Author,Audio Production
Howard Biggs   Composer
McKinley Morganfield   Composer
Glenn Nishida   Engineer
Sonny Boy Williamson   Composer
Honey Piazza   Composer,Producer,Audio Production
Art Tipaldi   Tray Card
Joe Josea   Composer
Claude de Metruis   Composer
Joe "Cornbread" Thomas   Composer
Tasic Dragan   Cover Photo

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