Make Some Music - Harmonica Hinds* And Paul K - Hottest Acoustic Blues In Town
Label: Harmonica Hinds Music - H 002 • Format: Cassette Album • Country: US • Genre: Blues • Style: Chicago Blues
As the track continues, though, Hinds begins to subtly, then not so subtly, pick up speed — like a freight train moments after topping a country hill. Throughout, he plays both the country blues and its urban-bred cousin with equal force and intellect.
You hear bits and pieces of those legacies throughout this moving, deeply personal journey of record. After seeing the cover of Finally-a photo of Hinds blowing harp without a microphone-you expect a laid -back folk-blues set, but the first track, the aptly titled "Wake the Spirit," is a vigorous electric boogie.
As soon as you hear the opening note, you know that the five-man band including Kenny Smith on drums and Eddie Taylor Jr. Yet his harmonica work is never mere icing on someone else's cake. The effect is startling in the best way possible, especially considering the latter song's sobering, omnious lyrics, which remind us that we go around only once in this life.
Hinds is a traditionalist, and he's fortunate to work with players who have the same musical values. True to its title, the arrival of this album will make fans of Chicago blues say, "Finally!
Hinds has remained active over the years on the Chicago blues scene and these days he can be seen often with Eddie Taylor Junior, playing gigs around Chicago, as well as doing his own shows. Eddie appears on this disc supporting Hinds on guitar and Eddie's slant on the blues complements Hinds' perfectly, as both of their musical leanings are to the Chicago blues ensemble sounds of the the fifties and early sixties.
After toiling away out of the limelight for so long he is starting to enjoy a higher profile and it is a shame that it has taken so longas he is Make Some Music - Harmonica Hinds* And Paul K - Hottest Acoustic Blues In Town a talented individual. He has strong hints of the second Sonny Boy and Little Walter in his harp playing and his voice has a nasal edge to it.
The only criticism of this CD is that some numbers tend to meander on too long and could have been Snakecharmer - Ocobamba - Encuentro De Dos Milenios and more focussed. Taylor plays with his usual subtle and never flashy charm throughout and young Kenny Smith, on drums, keeps that Chicago beat.
The set was recorded at two sessions in Chicago in the spring of and features original material from Hinds. Things start off well with the upbeat, near boogie instrumental,'WakeThe Spirit', with fine chording from Taylor and great harp work from our man. The instrumental 'Take Your Time' is nice, easy and slow and well Make Some Music - Harmonica Hinds* And Paul K - Hottest Acoustic Blues In Town . Overall this disc is very much a winner and worthy of your attention, especially if you like the sounds of Eddie Taylor Junior, his father and Snooky Make Some Music - Harmonica Hinds* And Paul K - Hottest Acoustic Blues In Town et al.
Mike Stephenson. The blues, from a technical standpoint, is as simple as music gets, three chords, one scale and a shuffle rhythm and one is well on their way to building up their blues repertoire. At heart, the blues is nothing without a strong emotional proponent behind every bent note, every dominant chord and every twelve-bar recap, and when it Half My Age - Various - Reggae Sunsplash Classics done right, there is something magical about the blues that few other genres can capture.
Chicago based blues artist Harmonica Hinds definitely gets this concept, and his album Anything If I Could is filled with everything that makes the blues great. Whereas the blues has taken a turn towards the more technically proficient artists in recent years, including guitar virtuosos Johnny Lang, Joe Bonamassa, and Kenny Wayne Shepherd, this newfound focus has not only opened doors for artists of a similar nature to walk through, but has also left a taste in modern blues audiences for a more laidback approach to the genre.
Hinds satiates this hunger with his relaxed and high-emotion approach to blues. By effectively using space in his playing, Hinds creates an atmosphere of both suspense and interaction during the track. Relying on the blues foundation of call and response interaction, Hinds allows each line to breathe before he moves onto his next idea, bringing a sense of organic flow to his phrases that might have been lacking had he tried to relying more handedly on his chops rather than his ears and Funnybones & Lazylegs - The Gaslamp Killer - Gaslamp Killers instinct.
In fact it is just the opposite. While other artists might have been tempted to fill this space with long feats of fret board gymnastics and screaming harmonica work, Hinds plays with each moment of silence in the same way a skilled painter uses the bare spots on his canvas.
They act as musical frames, enclosing and showcasing the moments that Hinds and company create. Listening to the interaction between notes and rests in this ensemble is as entertaining as it gets, which is a lesson that a lot of blues players could learn from.
Anything If I Could has everything that makes the blues great. The songs are well-written, the band is tight and firmly in the pocket on every track, and the ensemble understands that the blues goes beyond three chords and 12 bars. It is about the emotional intent behind each note, something that these musicians bring to the fold on every track. Though the blues catalogue is full of great artists and albums, this record deserves its shot at competing with the big boys.
It is a great way to add a new name to even the most complete blues record collection. Emai:mghhinds1 gmail. Web View Mobile View. Review by Nick DeRiso Rating: 5 stars out of 5. A Man, a Guitar and a Harmonica. Harmonica Hinds combines his experience as a veteran of the harp with the lessons passed to him by other torch bearers of the blues community.
You can hear and feel the continuous progression of sound of an artist through these three CDs. And the musicians who provided When The Rose Of Tralee Meet Danny Boy - Mantovani - The Magic Of Mantovani adequate backing are well known and experienced.
All tunes on these CDs are originals. Hope you enjoy the vibes. This self-produced effort, with Taylor Jr. The slow blues It's So Cold features some nice Walters-influenced slide but at drags on a mite long.
Things pick up again with You Got It Good, an instrumental featuring chromatic harp and a distinctive surging beat. This is one of the most enjoyable albums in the classic Chicago blues style to come down the pike lately-let's hope that the title should be taken to mean "finally"as in "at last," and not as in "the last. Review by Matthew Warnock Rating: 4 stars out of 5. Any question, don't hesitate to use one the methods bellow to contact us.
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