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Best of Anson Funderburgh: Blast Off

The Best of Anson Funderburgh: Blast Off

by Anson Funderburgh
     
 
Since their debut album for Black Top Records in 1981, Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets have been turning out their own brand of meat and potatoes blues with just a touch of hard Texas swing in the stew. This set collects key tracks from the group's seven albums for Black Top, along with tracks from their pair of albums

Overview

Since their debut album for Black Top Records in 1981, Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets have been turning out their own brand of meat and potatoes blues with just a touch of hard Texas swing in the stew. This set collects key tracks from the group's seven albums for Black Top, along with tracks from their pair of albums for Rounder's Bullseye Blues imprint, to make an introductory overview of Funderburgh's career that spans the years 1981 to 2003. Nothing here is particularly innovative, but that isn't what Funderburgh is after, and thanks to Sam Myers' sturdy, everyman vocals and occasional Chicago-styled (by way of Mississippi) harmonica lines, not to mention Funderburgh's concise, slashing guitar style, what emerges is a pure Texas blues band, and no more or less. Among the highlights are the blues swing of "A Man Needs His Loving," a ragged take on Buddy Guy's "$100 Bill," a Funderburgh original, "Change in My Pocket," the relentless "Oh-Oh," and Funderburgh's angular guitar riff on "Mudslide." No-frills contemporary Texas blues with the fringe removed.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/20/2006
Label:
Shout Factory
UPC:
0826663100600
catalogNumber:
10060
Rank:
62901

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Anson Funderburgh   Primary Artist,Guitar,6-string bass
Sam Myers   Harmonica,Vocals
Johnny Reno   Baritone Saxophone
Mike Judge   Bass
Grady Gaines   Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Mark "Kaz" Kazanoff   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Rory MacLeod   Bass
Matt McCabe   Piano
Kevin McKendree   Piano,Hammond Organ
Jim Milan   Bass
Jackie Newhouse   Bass
Darrell Nulisch   Harmonica,Vocals
Doug Rynack   Piano
Jeff Sarli   Upright Bass
Rhandy Simmons   Bass
Wes Starr   Percussion,Drums
Keith Winking   Trumpet
Ernest Youngblood   Tenor Saxophone
Marc Wilson   Drums
Danny Cochran   Drums
Bruce Elsensohn   Organ
John Selzer   Trumpet
Jerry Lee Smith   Tenor Saxophone
John H.R. Mills   Baritone Saxophone
John Street   Piano,Hammond Organ
Gary Slechta   Trumpet
Gentleman John Street   Piano

Technical Credits

Earl King   Composer
Sam Myers   Composer
Little Milton   Composer
Bill Dahl   Liner Notes
Emily Johnson   Artwork
Jeff Palo   Producer

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