Suspicion

Suspicion

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by Coco Montoya
     
 

Montoya's first solo disc for Alligator finds the former Albert Collins sideman following in the doorsteps of his "godfather" with an album simply top-heavy with fiery guitar work and comfortable vocals. The production from Jim Gaines is as fat as any modern-day blues record has a right to be, and Montoya does not disappoint at any momentSee more details below

Overview

Montoya's first solo disc for Alligator finds the former Albert Collins sideman following in the doorsteps of his "godfather" with an album simply top-heavy with fiery guitar work and comfortable vocals. The production from Jim Gaines is as fat as any modern-day blues record has a right to be, and Montoya does not disappoint at any moment along the ride. He tips his hat to his old employer on Collins' "Get Your Business Straight," but the stronger tunes here come from Coco's own pen, like the closing "Nothing But Love." A strong and solid effort that also sounds great in the car when you're driving a little faster than the speed limit allows.

Editorial Reviews

Southwest Blues - Roberta Penn
At Albert Collins's wake, guitarist Coco Montoya delivered a version of Collins's "Dyin' Flu" that brought family members and friends to tears. It had such passion and pathos that although Montoya had spent a decade with John Mayall's Bluesbreakers, there was no question that his real mentor was the Master of the Telecaster, with whom he had toured before joining the Mayall band. Several CDs later, and nearly a decade since Collins' passing, Montoya still carries his teacher's spirit on SUSPICION. Though there is only one Collins' tune, "Get Your Business Straight," the icy single-note lines of "Enough Is Enough" and the controlled vibrato on "Trading One Fool for Another" are straight out of the Collins textbook. But Montoya's 1960s roots show in the rocked-up Rolling Stones feel to "I Need Your Love in My Life, the radio-friendly appeal of "Fool," and the funky, horn-driven sound of "What I Know Now." The contemporary production values give the set convincing pop sheen seldom heard on recent blues releases, lending Montoya's vocals a previously unheard authority.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/25/2000
Label:
Alligator Records
UPC:
0014551487128
catalogNumber:
514871
Rank:
16251

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Performance Credits

Coco Montoya   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Tony Braunagel   Snare Drums
Tommy Eyre   Keyboards
Chuck Kirkpatrick   Guitar
Bob Glaub   Bass
Randy Hayes   Snare Drums
Steve Howard   Trumpet
Willie Ornelas   Snare Drums
Jon Smith   Tenor Saxophone
Dave Steen   Guitar
Benny Yee   Keyboards
Armando Campean   Bass
Boyd Lafan   Bass
Joey Pafume   Snare Drums
Robbin   Baritone Saxophone
Stephen Scott Kirkpatrick   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Shawn Berman   Engineer
Jim Gaines   Producer
Bruce Iglauer   Mastering
Jason Latshaw   Engineer
Alan Mirikitani   Engineer
Jeff Hillman   Mastering
Johnson   Composer

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