Now You Can Talk About Me

Now You Can Talk About Me

by George "Harmonica" Smith
     
 

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Now You Can Talk About Me collects mid- and late-period Smith, with the harmonica genius' '60s sides for the microscopic imprint Sotoplay sampled on the first five cuts. The remainder of the album is from a 1982 session for the Murray Brothers label with Rod Piazza behind the board, which produced the BoogieSee more details below

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Now You Can Talk About Me collects mid- and late-period Smith, with the harmonica genius' '60s sides for the microscopic imprint Sotoplay sampled on the first five cuts. The remainder of the album is from a 1982 session for the Murray Brothers label with Rod Piazza behind the board, which produced the Boogie'n with George album. Also included are the previously unreleased "Last Chance" and a powerful instrumental slow-burner. Junior Watson shines on guitar on these tracks and Smith's tone is big, fat, rich, and full of ideas galore on tunes like "Bad Start," "Astatic Stomp," "Sunbird," and the title track. But Smith's use of a chromatic harp will strike most blues mavens as something unique and out of the ordinary, as he tackles such standards as "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" and "Peg o' My Heart" with considerable élan, imparting both with a bluesy feel that Jerry Murad & the Harmonicats could only envision. If you like great blues harmonica playing, you're going to love Now You Can Talk About Me. Add Smith's name to the list of all-time greats near the top with this one.

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Product Details

Release Date:
09/29/1998
Label:
Blind Pig
UPC:
0019148504929
catalogNumber:
5049
Rank:
86129

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

George "Harmonica" Smith   Primary Artist
Rod Piazza   Harmonica
Doug MacLeod   Guitar
Marshall Hooks   Guitar
Pete "Guitar" Lewis   Guitar
J.D. Nicholson   Piano
Bill Stuve   Upright Bass
Bill Swartz   Drums
Curtis Tillman   Bass
Junior Watson   Guitar
Honey Piazza   Piano
Chuck Thomas   Drums

Technical Credits

Rod Piazza   Producer
Aretha Franklin   Composer
Bruce Gardner   Artwork
Austin McCoy   Engineer
Tom Townsley   Liner Notes
Rod Murray   Executive Producer
Henry White   Illustrations
James Oden   Composer
Nat McCoy   Producer

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