The Hard Way

The Hard Way

by William Clarke


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The Hard Way

His fourth CD from Alligator is his jazziest and bluesist recording to date. Clarke has written half of the compositions and put his own sound and style on those he did not write. Highlights include "The Boss" (inspired by saxophonist Willis Jackson) which is a fast jump that finds chromatic harp riffing along with a horn section -- some interesting ideas. Other tunes are the Benny Moten tune "Moten Swing," "My Mind is Working Overtime," (a Latin-tinged tune written by Clarke), and "Letter from Home."

Product Details

Release Date: 07/16/1996
Label: Alligator Records
UPC: 0014551484226
catalogNumber: 514842
Rank: 111124

Album Credits

Performance Credits

William Clarke   Primary Artist,Harmonica,Vocals
Eddie Clark   Drums
Steve F'dor   Piano
Troy Jennings   Baritone Saxophone
Fred Kaplan   Piano
Bob Newham   Drums
Tyler Pederson   Acoustic Bass
Rick Reed   Acoustic Bass
Jeff Ross   Guitar
Alex Schultz   Guitar
Greg Verginio   Guitar
Jonny Viau   Tenor Saxophone

Technical Credits

William Clarke   Producer,Liner Notes
Bennie Moten   Composer
Glenn Nishida   Engineer
Dick Shurman   Liner Notes
Matt Minde   Art Direction,Cover Design
Dick Shuman   Liner Notes

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