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Live at the Old Absinthe House Bar: Friday Night
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop
Blues master Bryan Lee's explosive live show was never documented until this, which also features explosive playing from Kenny Wayne Shepherd (whom Lee mentored before his stardom) and Frank Marino. This item is one of Jus... more »
Blues master Bryan Lee's explosive live show was never documented until this, which also features explosive playing from Kenny Wayne Shepherd (whom Lee mentored before his stardom) and Frank Marino. This item is one of Justin Time's consistently great-selling recordings--and no wonder!
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Mitchell Lopate | Silverdale, WA | 11/06/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"At my high school reunion, a classmate named Kevin McMahon cornered me near the bar, handed me a CD, said that he liked my Roy Buchanan article-and insisted I needed to hear this guy. He was 100% right about that-Lee is the hot Daddy of Bad Blues and he commands respect. The story goes that Bryan plays in a bar in New Orleans and doesn't really leave the place-it's a home to him-and that special guests come to visit. We're talking special guests like James Cotton, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and Frank Marino (of Mahogany Rush). Quick!-my asbestos gloves, because what Stevie Wonder can do with a keyboard, Bryan Lee does with a guitar, and that is scorching good music. Oh, yeah, he's blind, too. We're talking raw, skin-it-alive Fender Stratocaster, folks. Can he sing? Nasty, raspy, and when he screeches, I swear the last time that kind of sound crossed my ears was in metal shop. The backup band's support is hot enough to melt lead, and there's five-yes, five more CDs available. For an extra treat, try his Crawfish Lady-both the music and the recipe are found on that disc, but I warn you: there's no putting out this fire with any known substance, because Bryan Lee is too hot to control except under his own terms."
Bob Davis | Christchurch New Zealand | 03/19/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This album highlights the best and the worst of Kazaa. The best because I discovered the album and bought a copy. The worst because so many Kazaa users relegate Bryan Lee to vocalist and give the guitar credits to Kenny Wayne Shepherd when most of the tracks highlight the amazing energy and ability of Bryan Lee. This is an exceptional live album which introduced me to an artist who has been around for a long time (40 years) and finally gets deserved recognition. There are guests, in particular: Kenny ('his adopted son'), James Cotton and Frank Marino. The second album from this gig is similarly titled: Live at the Old Absinthe House Bar: Saturday Night and is also worth a visit. Listen to 'The Sky is Crying' for the best illustration of Bryan Lee's blues guitar and vocals."