by Roy Rogers


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Roy Rogers has been an acclaimed master since his days working with John Lee Hooker, but never has the slide guitarist’s technical prowess been showcased as well as it is on the all-instrumental Slideways. “Avalanche” roars with Rogers's precise fingering; “Smoke & Mirrors” shimmers with syncopation; “Duckwalk” is a slide tribute to Chuck Berry; while “I’m With You” is a revved-up Chicago-style blues. There’s a quick trip down to Louisiana for “Cresent Funk” and “Gumbo Funk,” which feature former Meters drummer Zigaboo Modeliste. Two tunes also show the gentler acoustic side of Rogers: “Precious Moments” and “Swamp Dream.” Slidewayscovers a lot of bases, but Rogers never loses the bluesy core that drives his best work.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/26/2002
Label: Evidence
UPC: 0730182612127
catalogNumber: 26121
Rank: 67592

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Roy Rogers   Primary Artist,Percussion,Slide Guitar
Norton Buffalo   Harmonica,Chromatic Harmonica
Philip Aaberg   Piano,Harmonium,Keyboards,Wurlitzer
Francis Clay   Percussion,Snare Drums
Scott Mathews   Percussion,Drums,Snare Drums
Ziggy Modeliste   Drums
Freddie Roulette   Lap Steel Guitar
Jimmy Sanchez   Drums
Steve Evans   Bass

Technical Credits

Steve Jensen   Art Direction
Scott Mathews   Producer
Roy Rogers   Producer,Liner Notes
Brian Brinkerhoff   Executive Producer

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Slideways 2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I ordered this CD after hearing the artist on NPR. He has chops but to paraphrase Albert King¿s complaint about other players, he ¿just plays fast, ain¿t got no soul.¿ I don¿t hear it, anyway. The tracks are mildly entertaining but there¿s nothing moving or particularly rewarding, much less memorable. ¿Uninspiring¿ and ¿two-dimensional¿ are references that come to mind. I deleted it from my iPod after just a listening or two.