Under One Roof

Under One Roof

by Roomful of Blues


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Under One Roof

At its best, Roomful of Blues is a throwback to the heated jump blues bands of the early '50s, which blended hard-driving swing with the extroverted emotions of early R&B. However, this particular release is different than expected. Listeners who hope to hear extended solos and riotous ensembles are sure to be disappointed with Under One Roof, for much of the time Roomful of Blues sounds like an anonymous backup group put together specifically to accompany singer Sugar Ray Norcia. Norcia is a versatile and talented singer, and his repertoire ranges from a Basie blues to tunes that are closer to rock, soul and even country. If one comes to this CD without false expectations, the music is enjoyable on its own level, but from a jazz standpoint, the release is rather routine and not very significant.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/14/1997
Label: Bullseye Blues
UPC: 0011661956926
catalogNumber: 619569
Rank: 150536

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Roomful of Blues   Primary Artist
Bob Enos   Trumpet
Ken "Doc" Grace   Bass
Doug James   Baritone Saxophone
Rich Lataille   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Matt McCabe   Piano
Sugar Ray Norcia   Harmonica,Vocals
Carl Querfurth   Trombone
John Rossi   Drums
Chris Vachon   Guitar

Technical Credits

Phil Greene   Engineer
Rich Lataille   Arranger
Carl Querfurth   Producer,Executive Producer
Chris Vachon   Producer
Bob Bell   Executive Producer
Roomful Horns   Arranger,Horn Arrangements
S. Taylor   Composer
Ken Grace   Composer

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