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Pressure Cooker
     

Pressure Cooker

by Kid Bangham
 
There are many great blues guitar players currently inhabiting the modern scene, but just as many of them aren't very convincing vocalists despite their command of the instrument. Some settle for a hotshot sideman role; others, like Ronnie Earl, opt for an all-instrumental approach, while still others like

Overview

There are many great blues guitar players currently inhabiting the modern scene, but just as many of them aren't very convincing vocalists despite their command of the instrument. Some settle for a hotshot sideman role; others, like Ronnie Earl, opt for an all-instrumental approach, while still others like Jimmie Vaughan find their voice later in their careers. Former Fabulous Thunderbirds and James Harman Band axeman Kid Bangham has chosen a different route on this disc, a genuine collaboration with white Detroit soul singer Amyl Justin. The sound is California guitar gunslinger blues wedded to solid, emotive vocals that makes for an interesting amalgam of its own. The soul workouts ("I Wouldn't Treat a Dog" and "Big Man Around Town") balance out the blues excursions (Bangham's instrumental "My Turn to Talk"), and neither artist gets in the other's way. It also scores big points for having a high quotient of original material from Bangham and Justin, with "No Justice," "Lonely One" and "I Go Crazy" being particular standouts. Utilizing a loose, revolving rhythm section throughout, the result is an album that combines cohesiveness and versatility with loads of emotional commitment, a pretty unbeatable combination.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/07/1997
Label:
TONE-COOL (BAYSIDE)
UPC:
0734047116225
catalogNumber:
1162

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Performance Credits

Kid Bangham   Primary Artist,Guitar
Steve Brown   Drums
Gordon "Sax" Beadle   Baritone Saxophone
Barry Fleisher   Baritone Saxophone
Ron Levy   Organ
Alizon Lissance   Piano
Richard Rosenblatt   Harmonica
Scott Shetler   Tenor Saxophone
Tom West   Organ,Piano
Bruce Bears   Organ,Piano
Keiichi Hashimoto   Trumpet
Jon Ross   Bass
Dave Clark   Bass
George Lewis   Rhythm Guitar
Dean Cassell   Bass
Stumpy James Short   Background Vocals
John Rider   Bass
Amyl Justin   Vocals,Track Performer
Deacon Cleveland C. Akron   Background Vocals
Craig MacIntyre   Drums
George PapaGeorge   Organ
Jacques Raymond   Bass

Technical Credits

Kid Bangham   Producer
Richard Rosenblatt   Engineer,Executive Producer
Scott Shetler   Horn Arrangements
Diane Menyuk   Art Direction
Damian Purro   Engineer

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