Sunday, February 28, 2010
Paul GEREMIA - Gamblin' Woman Blues 1994
Paul Geremia is one of the greatest bluesmen alive. His superb 12-string McTell style and earthy vocals are hard to label as anything but a stroke of genious. He also masters the delta slide guitar and the harmonica to perfection, he truely is the best blues has to offer. "Special Rider Blues", "Skin Game Blues", the titel track and "Good Liquor Gonna Carry Me Down", are but a few of the excelent trax on this wonderful album. If you're a fan of John Paul Hammond, Bonnie Raitt, Keb Mo, Alvin Youngblood, etc. you should switch off your computer immediately and RUN to your local cd-pusher for a shot of primo blues. But don't take my word for it! Find it, hear it, buy it, 'cause Paul Geremia's by far the real thing. - Enjoy!
From start to finish, Gamblin' Woman Blues is the work of a master acoustic bluesman (not some pop martinet who's just had his plug pulled by a honcho in the front office). If a better body of work has been produced in the genre recently, I haven't heard it." - Blues Revue Quarterly The most recent album by Geremia is an acoustic blues jewel, with superb renditions of songs by Barbecue Bob ("She Moves It Just Right"), Blind Lemon Jefferson ("Cheater's Spell"), Blind Willie McTell ("Blues Around Midnight"), and Skip James ("Special Rider Blues"), as well as some first-rate traditional-style originals. Del Long and Rory McLeod back up his six- and 12-string work on piano and upright bass, respectively, in this spare, authentic-sounding acoustic folk-blues outing. Eric Von Schmidt provided the cover art.
By Bruce Eder, All Music Guide.
Paul Geremia- (Vocals, Guitar, 12-string Guitar, Harmonica, Piano);
Del Long- (Piano);
Rory McLeod- (Upright Bass).
01. Gamblin' Woman Blues 4:53
02. Cocaine Princess 3:47
03. Skin Game Blues 4:41
04. Nobody's Sweetheart Now 4:48
05. Cheater's Spell 3:52
06. Blues Around Midnight 5:08
07. She Moves It Just Right 2:17
08. Special Rider Blues 4:21
09. Good Liquor Gonna Carry Me Down 4:19
10. One More Last Time 5:10
11. The Things That Used to Matter 5:46
12. Doctor Jazz 3:24