Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
I just enjoy it........
Judson T Doglips | St. Louis MO USA | 05/30/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"We went to see the new Oblivion Express the other night at a small club downtown. I took my youngest daughter who is now 22. She knows that I have enjoyed this guy for years and years, and have a lot of the standard classic LP's and CD's in my collection. I picked up this CD and a couple others that were recorded early in his career just to get an idea of what the band sounded like then. This disc is definitely different from things from five or six years later. Brian is not a real good vocalist, in my opinion, but It doesn't matter to me. I just like the sound. There is something about the man and his way of playing that is satisfying to me, and always has been. I can't say whether another listener will enjoy this disc, but its fun to listen to how a band will change over the years, isn't it? How many artists are out there that still are touring and really cooking up on that stage after 40 years? Not many. By the way, then band he has with him now is his daughter and son and a bass player named Tibbs. Hour and a half set, then hung around and talked with the audience like one of the boys. A real good show."
One of Auger's better works.
Phyllis Herring | Washington, DC USA | 12/01/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Recorded in late 1968, the music still holds up well after 38 years. I got the original LP in '69 so it's nice to finally have a good CD of it. Now, I've given it 5 stars more for nostalgia than for just the music. The music has its weaknesses. Auger never was a strong vocalist and he has a bash at it on a few tracks but it's better, I suppose, than the "yowl" of one-time partner, Julie Driscoll. I just never liked her singing. On the other hand there is no guitar here (except on one of the bonus tracks) and that's good. For whatever reasons, Auger never really had good luck back in the day using guitarists who could really swing. Then there is that track about "George Bruno Money". Who? Old geezers like me remember him as "Zoot" Money; another English keyboard player who tended towards a big-band sound. Never well known here in the US. Finally there are tracks "Red Beans and Rice", an old Booker T. and the MG's warhorse and "Bumpin' on Sunset", a Wes Mongomery tune. Red Beans truly rocks here and Bumpin' shows Auger at his jazzy best. Still good music this, after all the years."