Blues for You

Blues for You

by Jeff Golub
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Blues for You

Guitarist Jeff Golub has long mixed his soulful crossover jazz with a healthy dose of modern electric blues. However, he's never devoted a whole album to the kind of greasy rocking blues that makes up his 2009 effort Blues for You. An assured fret-wiz with a knack for juicy, well-tempered jazz licks, here we find Golub going for more of a laid-back shuffle and rocking twang that is more Stevie Ray Vaughan than George Benson. Joining Golub are a bevy of unexpected, but no-less blues familiars, guest vocalists most likely culled from Golub's time in the pop world backing Rod Stewart. Included are such names as Tom Waits, Marc Cohn, and even '80s rocker Billy Squier who shows up here to help Golub rework his classic hit "Everybody Wants You" into funky, Southern-blues drawl. The result works surprisingly well and overall brings to mind the earthy late-career efforts of Bob Dylan. Golub-himself has never sounded as muscular and assured as he does on such tracks as the shuffling jump-blues "Rooster Blues" which also features Peter Wolf sounding as inspired and back-alley slippery as ever. This album may be Blues for You, but it is clearly a work meant to please Golub's own soul as much as his audience's.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/25/2009
Label: Koch Records
UPC: 0099923454021
catalogNumber: 4540
Rank: 107369

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jeff Golub   Primary Artist,Guitar
Marc Cohn   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Billy Squier   Acoustic Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
John Waite   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Peter Wolf   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Rick Braun   Trumpet
Jon Cleary   Piano,Guest Appearance
Tony Garnier   Electric Bass,Background Vocals,Acoustic Bass,Guest Appearance
Bud Harner   Background Vocals,Guest Appearance
Nick Lane   Trombone
Chris Palmaro   Hammond Organ,Guest Appearance
Shawn Pelton   Percussion,Drums
Kirk Whalum   Saxophone,Guest Appearance
David Woodford   Baritone Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Kenny White   Keyboards,Background Vocals,Guest Appearance

Technical Credits

Billy Squier   Composer
Mose Allison   Composer
Jeff Golub   Composer,Engineer
Nick Lane   Horn Arrangements
Michael O'Reilly   Engineer
Chris Palmaro   Composer
John Porter   Producer,Engineer
Jerry West   Composer
Alex Hartman   Engineer
Neil Artwick   Composer
Doug Tyo   Engineer
Elizabeth Yoon   Art Direction

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Blues for You 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
BudTC More than 1 year ago
Heard this young man on xm radio 'watercolors'. Wait until you hear "In The Blink Of An Eye" and the story behind it, as told by Jeff. You too will buy this album.