Which Way Is Texas?

Which Way Is Texas?

by Anson Funderburgh
     
 
On his second outing on Bullseye, bluesman Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets deliver a solid album. "Can We Get Together" offers a spunky lead track with Sam Myers on vocals and the Texas Horns adding an extra bit of pizzazz. Funderburgh offers one of his rare vocals on "One Women I Need," a

Overview

On his second outing on Bullseye, bluesman Anson Funderburgh & the Rockets deliver a solid album. "Can We Get Together" offers a spunky lead track with Sam Myers on vocals and the Texas Horns adding an extra bit of pizzazz. Funderburgh offers one of his rare vocals on "One Women I Need," a nice ballad with Gentleman John Street's piano and organ providing an atmospheric backdrop. The instrumental "Going My Way?" gives Funderburgh, Street, drummer Wes Starr, and bassist Johnny Bradley a chance to kick out the jams, while the band pays its dues to classic blues on good versions of Johnny Walker's "Rambling Woman" and B.B. King/Joe Josea's "Jungle." The album kicks into high gear on upbeat renditions of Sonny Boy Williamson's "Tryin' to Get Back on My Feet" and Tabby Thomas/Mark Dee's boogie-friendly "Hoodoo Party." Both of these benefit from spry guitar and piano work, and Meyers' exuberant vocal. Overall, the album also benefits from tight ensemble playing, a quality that undoubtedly comes from spending 300 days a year on the road together. For fans of Funderburgh's previous albums, and for anyone who enjoys electric blues, Which Way Is Texas? will prove a pleasing purchase.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/29/2003
Label:
Rounder / Umgd
UPC:
0011661961920
catalogNumber:
619619
Rank:
142004

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Anson Funderburgh   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Sam Myers   Harmonica,Vocals
John Bradley   Acoustic Bass
Mark "Kaz" Kazanoff   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Wes Starr   Percussion,Drums
John H.R. Mills   Baritone Saxophone
Gary Slechta   Trumpet
Gentleman John Street   Piano,Hammond Organ
Eric Mathew Przygocki   Acoustic Bass

Technical Credits

Delbert McClinton   Composer
Sam Myers   Composer
Rockin' Tabby Thomas   Composer
Anson Funderburgh   Composer,Producer
B.B. King   Composer
Gary Nicholson   Composer
Stuart Sullivan   Engineer
Johnny "Big Moose" Walker   Composer
Donnacha Costello   Composer
Joe Josea   Composer
John Street   Composer
Renee Funderburgh   Composer

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