Under One Roof

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
At its best, Roomful of Blues is a throwback to the heated jump blues bands of the early '50s, which blended hard-driving swing with the extroverted emotions of early R&B. However, this particular release is different than expected. Listeners who hope to hear extended solos and riotous ensembles are sure to be disappointed with Under One Roof, for much of the time Roomful of Blues sounds like an anonymous backup group put together specifically to accompany singer Sugar Ray Norcia. Norcia is a versatile and talented singer, and his repertoire ranges from a Basie blues to tunes that are closer to rock, soul and even country. If one comes to this CD without false ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
At its best, Roomful of Blues is a throwback to the heated jump blues bands of the early '50s, which blended hard-driving swing with the extroverted emotions of early R&B. However, this particular release is different than expected. Listeners who hope to hear extended solos and riotous ensembles are sure to be disappointed with Under One Roof, for much of the time Roomful of Blues sounds like an anonymous backup group put together specifically to accompany singer Sugar Ray Norcia. Norcia is a versatile and talented singer, and his repertoire ranges from a Basie blues to tunes that are closer to rock, soul and even country. If one comes to this CD without false expectations, the music is enjoyable on its own level, but from a jazz standpoint, the release is rather routine and not very significant.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/14/1997
  • Label: Bullseye Blues
  • UPC: 011661956926
  • Catalog Number: 619569
  • Sales rank: 97,334

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Roomful of Blues Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Bob Enos Trumpet
Ken "Doc" Grace Bass
Doug James Baritone Saxophone
Rich Lataille Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Matt McCabe Piano
Sugar Ray Norcia Harmonica, Vocals
Carl Querfurth Trombone
John Rossi Drums
Chris Vachon Guitar
Technical Credits
Phil Greene Engineer
Rich Lataille Arranger
Carl Querfurth Producer, Executive Producer
Chris Vachon Producer
Howie Weinberg Mastering
Bob Bell Executive Producer
Roger Lian Digital Editing
Roomful Horns Arranger, Horn Arrangements
Charles E. Calhoun Composer
S. Taylor Composer
Ken Grace Composer
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