You Don't Know Your Mind

You Don't Know Your Mind

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by David Egan
     
 

It isn't really surprising that as a songwriter David Egan has had cuts on albums by the likes of such blues and blues-rock singers as Joe Cocker, Solomon Burke, Percy Sledge, and Etta James, since he writes songs in what comes across as an authentic…  See more details below

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It isn't really surprising that as a songwriter David Egan has had cuts on albums by the likes of such blues and blues-rock singers as Joe Cocker, Solomon Burke, Percy Sledge, and Etta James, since he writes songs in what comes across as an authentic blues style, songs that sound like they could have been written in the 1940s and '50s instead of the '90s and '00s. As a performer on his second solo album, You Don't Know Your Mind, Egan provides another batch of songs that would be worthy covers for some of the same performers. (Actually, "Sing It" has already appeared as the title song of an album by Marcia Ball, Irma Thomas, and Tracy Nelson.) The only downside of his ability to write material so steeped in tradition is that they can sound a little too familiar, even on first hearing. The title song and the closing song, "Smile," are both barrelhouse piano numbers that could have come from the repertoire of Professor Longhair. "If It Is What It Is (It's Love)," a duet with Jennifer Niceley, might have been written and performed by Fats Waller in the '30s. "Money's Farm" and "Sing It" are both set to New Orleans second-line rhythms and might as well be by Dr. John or the Neville Brothers. And while one is tempted to sing along to the feisty, allegorical "Proud Dog," it wouldn't be hard to drift over to such dangerously similar tunes as Hank Williams' "My Bucket's Got a Hole in It" and Joe South's "Games People Play." Egan's renditions of his songs are a cut above merely being good publishing demos. He is also steeped in the Louisiana style as a performer, playing excellent keyboards (for which he is not credited on the album, though that must be him) and singing in a thin but soulful tenor. Still, more distinctive stylists in the blues and soul vein will want to pick up this disc for possible cover material.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/21/2008
Label:
Out Of The Past Llc
UPC:
0687066525328
catalogNumber:
4
Rank:
135339

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

David Egan   Primary Artist,Piano,Keyboards,Vocals
Roddie Romero   Vocals
Chris Belleau   Harmonica,Trombone
Mike Dillon   Percussion,Conga,Vibes
Ron Eoff   Bass,Bass Guitar,Vocals
Paul Griffith   Drums
Joe McMahan   Guitar,Percussion
David Ranson   Bass
Dennis Taylor   Baritone Saxophone
Buddy Flett   Guitar
Bryan Owings   Percussion
Steve Poulton   Vocals
Kevin Gordon   Guitar
Charlene Howard   Vocals
Deanna Varagona   Vocals
Charles "Wigg" Walker   Vocals
Rex Moroux   Vocals
Jennifer Niceley   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Katie Rees   Background Vocals
Charlene Howard   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Joe McMahan   Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
David Rachou   Engineer
David Egan   Composer,Producer
Buddy Flett   Composer

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