Wonderful #BluesReview for Bongo Boy Records Backroom Blues Vol. 8 by Various Artists by Skopemag.com
Gypsy Carns go for a mantra-like loop on “Break You Down”. Working itself into a full frenzy the track simply consumes the listener whole.
Charles Daza and The Revenants virtually blow out their amps on the insane guitar athletics of “Old Camaro”.
A swinging sound ties together the Jersey Swamp Cats’ playful “Dance All Night”. Instrumentally vibrant the loose approach has an informal, joyous spirit.
Grit and soul define the potent force of Big Jim Davis’s “Honey Tell Yo Mama”. A fried southern charm runs through the piece.
“I Just Can’t Keep from Cryin’ Sometimes” shows off the intimacy of Ann M. Wolf’s storytelling. By going for a stripped-down approach, the song has a tragic quality to it.
Big Jim Davis sings with a force of nature on “Can’t Play the Blues”. Harmonica work does not let up as it screams up to the heavens.
Big Bone Daddy opts for a sly sense of humor on the playful “Don’t You Lie to Me”. The ramshackle drums give the piece a wild, free-spirited atmosphere.
A classic take emerges on Jersey Swamp Cats’ joyous “Cupcake!”. Tenderness reigns supreme for the track is full of love.
Revis Johnson lets loose on the yearning “She’s My Girl & I Love Her”. Lyrics have a profound sweetness to them.
Charles Brown goes for sheer intensity on the non-stop aural assault “Straight No Chaser”. Incredible guitar work weaves the entirety of the tapestry. The careening organ work further lends the track a never-ending presence.
Susan SurfTone dives into a contemplative spirit on the low-key “What A Shame”. With a neat little shuffle, the song sways by ever so gingerly. Guitar work features a unique nimbleness.
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