Watch You When You Goby Roomful of Blues
Since its inception more than three decades ago, Roomful of Blues has been through numerous personnel changes. But the band's horn-fueled brand of rhythm and blues has for the most part remained unchanged, as evidenced on the title cut of Watch You When You Go Mac Odom, whose vocals are big and churchy, is surrounded by tight horns that swell, punch, and ebb as regularly as the ocean without drowning out the singer. The bluesier "Backlash," "Over My Head," and "The Salt of My Tears" are driven by guitarist and producer Chris Vachon, whose style of playing is gritty and searing. Keyboardist Hank Walther shines through with honky-tonk chops on "You Give Me Nothin' but the Blues." "Where's Bubba?" is a swinging instrumental that showcases the legendary horn section -- trumpeter Bob Enos, trombonist Ray Gennari, and tenor saxist Rich Lataille -- through individual solos. There are few horn sections in the blues world these days, but Roomful of Blues keep the spirit of Memphis and Muscle Shoals alive with Watch You When You Go.
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