Triple Fret

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All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
As the title and cover art suggests, Triple Fret is a player's album. Although Bernard Allison gets star billing and does all the vocals, this is a trio record, with fellow electric blues guitarists Larry McCray and Carl Weathersby contributing as much guitar firepower as Allison. Even better, second-generation Hammond organ legend Lucky Peterson guests, adding some welcome musical variety to the otherwise fret-heavy selection and getting his own showcase, the smoking seven-minute instrumental workout "Where's Lucky?" That leaves the songwriting as the only weak spot, but unfortunately, it's pretty seriously weak. Most of the songs on Triple Fret are hackneyed Chicago ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stewart Mason
As the title and cover art suggests, Triple Fret is a player's album. Although Bernard Allison gets star billing and does all the vocals, this is a trio record, with fellow electric blues guitarists Larry McCray and Carl Weathersby contributing as much guitar firepower as Allison. Even better, second-generation Hammond organ legend Lucky Peterson guests, adding some welcome musical variety to the otherwise fret-heavy selection and getting his own showcase, the smoking seven-minute instrumental workout "Where's Lucky?" That leaves the songwriting as the only weak spot, but unfortunately, it's pretty seriously weak. Most of the songs on Triple Fret are hackneyed Chicago blues riffs with self-referential lyrics about how hard it is to be a bluesman. Tune out the lyrics and the undistinguished chord changes and the sheer enjoyment of the trio's playing comes through. For some, however, that might not be quite enough.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/19/2006
  • Label: Jsp Records
  • UPC: 788065808228
  • Catalog Number: 8802
  • Sales rank: 131,812

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Bottle of Whiskey - Carl Weathersby (7:22)
  2. 2 Bluesman - Carl Weathersby (6:53)
  3. 3 Get Drunk and Pop the Trunk - Carl Weathersby (3:34)
  4. 4 Don't Tie Me Down - Carl Weathersby (5:30)
  5. 5 I'm Praying for You - Carl Weathersby (4:09)
  6. 6 Where's Lucky - Carl Weathersby (7:18)
  7. 7 Good to Me - Carl Weathersby (4:08)
  8. 8 Ain't Nothing But the Truth - Carl Weathersby (4:48)
  9. 9 Take It Slow - Carl Weathersby (6:27)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bernard Allison Primary Artist, Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Larry McCray Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Lucky Peterson Organ, Guest Appearance
Johnny B. Gayden Bass, Bass Guitar
Steve McCray Drums
Carl Weathersby Guitar, Vocals
John Colby Piano, Clavinet, fender rhodes
Robert Feiner Tenor Saxophone
Jamie Finegan Trumpet
Technical Credits
Larry McCray Producer, Audio Production
Jim Matus Engineer
Martin Atkinson Stereo Mix Producer
John Colby Arranger, Producer, Horn Arrangements, Audio Production
Kenny Harris Composer
Thomas J. Cullen III Liner Notes
Bruce Feiner Arranger, Composer, Producer, Horn Arrangements, Audio Production
Mike Nunno Producer, Audio Production
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