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My Kind of Evil
     

My Kind of Evil

by JW-Jones
 

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JW-Jones stretches out a bit on his third album, bringing a horn section into the mix to fill out the sound, and give it the feel of '50s-era R&B. But at the same time there's a slightly ragged feel to everything, and Jones' guitar playing, while bluesy, has as much rock about it as anything else -- it's easy to hear Eric Clapton in his

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JW-Jones stretches out a bit on his third album, bringing a horn section into the mix to fill out the sound, and give it the feel of '50s-era R&B. But at the same time there's a slightly ragged feel to everything, and Jones' guitar playing, while bluesy, has as much rock about it as anything else -- it's easy to hear Eric Clapton in his solo on "Ain't Gonna Lie," for example, both in tone and style. He's very good on covers, such as "I Don't Know," but his own songs -- the vast majority of this disc -- have plenty of life. Producer Kim Wilson opts for a very full sound, bringing the guitar to the full front for solos. Jones himself is a slightly better than average singer -- but his vocalizing is eclipsed by his playing, and there are times when he might do better to emphasize his fretwork, which he does on the Stax-inflected "Nothing on Me." He works well with bluesman Colin James when the latter takes lead vocals, as on "You've Got Me," and Wilson gives some great harmonica on "Blue Monday." It's encouraging to hear Jones expanding his horizons, and he continues to grow as a player with this disc.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/18/2004
Label:
Northern Blues
UPC:
0809509002122
catalogNumber:
21

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Performance Credits

JW-Jones   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Colin James   Vocals,Background Vocals
Kim Wilson   Harmonica,Vocals,Background Vocals
Bill Brennan   Drums,Box
Nathan Morris   Electric Bass,Bass Guitar,Double Bass,Upright Bass
Brian K. Asselin   Tenor Saxophone
Roxanne Potvin   Background Vocals
Geoff Daye   Organ,Piano

Technical Credits

Johnny Otis   Composer
Dave Bartholomew   Composer
Kim Wilson   Producer
Fats Domino   Composer
Johnny "Guitar" Watson   Composer
Jay Miller   Composer
Colonel   Executive Producer
Nancy Wynne-Jones   Arranger
Joe "Cornbread" Thomas   Composer
Fred Litwin   Liner Notes
Stephanie Stewart   Cover Model
Jason Jaknunas   Engineer

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