Mercurial Son

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Mercurial Son, Lurrie Bell's intense second album, is a searing, passionate collection of urban blues laced with the rhythmic fury of vintage '50s R&B and rock & roll. In particular, Bell works the classic Bo Diddley shuffle a number of times, tapping into the scary, menacing undertones of Diddley's primal beats. Not only is his guitar playing white hot, his vocals are gutsy and impassioned -- he makes even the weaker numbers on the album sound convincing. And the songs on Mercurial Son are varied and intriguing, ranging from rollicking rockers and dense, funky boogie to heartfelt ballads and even an a cappella track. The variety is what makes the album ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Mercurial Son, Lurrie Bell's intense second album, is a searing, passionate collection of urban blues laced with the rhythmic fury of vintage '50s R&B and rock & roll. In particular, Bell works the classic Bo Diddley shuffle a number of times, tapping into the scary, menacing undertones of Diddley's primal beats. Not only is his guitar playing white hot, his vocals are gutsy and impassioned -- he makes even the weaker numbers on the album sound convincing. And the songs on Mercurial Son are varied and intriguing, ranging from rollicking rockers and dense, funky boogie to heartfelt ballads and even an a cappella track. The variety is what makes the album stand out from the pack of contemporary blues releases -- it's one of the more compelling recent blues records.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/12/1995
  • Label: Delmark
  • UPC: 038153067922
  • Catalog Number: 679
  • Sales rank: 116,754

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Lurrie Bell Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Bass, Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Big Time Sarah Vocals
Steve Cushing Drums
Scott Dirks Vocals
Willie Black Bass
Technical Credits
Paul Serrano Engineer
Steve Cushing Producer
Scott Dirks Producer
Justin OBrien Liner Notes
Kate Hoddinott Art Direction
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