Living With the Blues

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All Music Guide - Hal Horowitz
Best known as the founder of Roomful of Blues and for his short stint with the Fabulous Thunderbirds replacing Jimmie Vaughan, Duke Robillard had only released two blues albums between 1996 and 2002. Although he was awarded the W.C. Handy Best Blues Guitarist award for 2000 and 2001 and his tireless road work always included plenty of stinging solos, Robillard left the jazz and worldbeat tangents behind for this welcome return to his first love. Those who have followed Robillard's career know that he's never been tied to one style, and Living With the Blues highlights his eclectic talents. Robillard crackles on everything here, from the straight-ahead Chicago approach of ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Hal Horowitz
Best known as the founder of Roomful of Blues and for his short stint with the Fabulous Thunderbirds replacing Jimmie Vaughan, Duke Robillard had only released two blues albums between 1996 and 2002. Although he was awarded the W.C. Handy Best Blues Guitarist award for 2000 and 2001 and his tireless road work always included plenty of stinging solos, Robillard left the jazz and worldbeat tangents behind for this welcome return to his first love. Those who have followed Robillard's career know that he's never been tied to one style, and Living With the Blues highlights his eclectic talents. Robillard crackles on everything here, from the straight-ahead Chicago approach of Willie Dixon by way of Muddy Waters' "I Live the Life I Love" to the Roomful-styled hard swing of the obscure Willie Egans' "I'm Mad About You Baby" to the acoustic treatment of Tampa Red's "Hard Road" and the jump blues of his own "Sleepin' on It" reprised from the Roomful years. He turns the Brownie McGhee title track into a tough Chicago shuffle, featuring the rollicking tenor sax of old Roomful alumnus Doug James, and closes with a bluesy rhumba-styled version of B.B. King's "Long Gone Baby." He also adds tough spunk to Little Milton's "If Walls Could Talk," throwing in one of the disc's greasiest solos along the way. Through it all, Robillard is obviously having a blast, whipping out tight guitar solos with white-hot precision and snazzy arrangements that never overwhelm the band or the song. The horns that dominate the album return Robillard to the Roomful sound that he clearly loves and, even though his gruff vocals are still an acquired taste, his singing is filled with such enthusiasm that you can forgive its technical shortcomings. There's a real sense of joy that infuses every track here, making it perfect for established Duke Robillard fans or newcomers who want to get a taste of the man's substantial talents.
Billboard
As always, Robillard's guitar work is immaculate.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/21/2002
  • Label: Stony Plain Music
  • UPC: 772532127721
  • Catalog Number: 1277
  • Sales rank: 102,754

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 If Walls Could Talk (3:46)
  2. 2 Use What You Got (6:08)
  3. 3 Stratisfied (8:24)
  4. 4 Hard Road (3:47)
  5. 5 Buy Me a Dog (3:54)
  6. 6 Goodtime Charlie (7:07)
  7. 7 Painful Memory (4:47)
  8. 8 I Live the Life I Love (4:33)
  9. 9 I'm Mad About It (2:46)
  10. 10 Sleepin' on It (2:50)
  11. 11 Living With the Blues (3:12)
  12. 12 Long Gone Baby (3:52)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Duke Robillard Primary Artist, Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Vocals, Guitar (Baritone)
Bruce Katz Piano, Hammond Organ
Gordon "Sax" Beadle Tenor Saxophone
Doug James Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Carl Querfurth Trombone
John Packer Electric Bass, Acoustic Bass
Jesse Williams Bass, Acoustic Bass
Technical Credits
Duke Robillard Producer
Holger Petersen Executive Producer
Jonathan Wyner Mastering
Richard Flohil Liner Notes
Thom Hiller Engineer
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