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Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, R&B, Rock, Classic Rock
Unlike his In a Sentimental Mood, which swung wildly from Tin Pan Alley standards to supper-club blues, Afterglow is mostly interested in recapturing the late '40s and early '50s, when jazz, blues, and pop intersected with... more »
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Unlike his In a Sentimental Mood, which swung wildly from Tin Pan Alley standards to supper-club blues, Afterglow is mostly interested in recapturing the late '40s and early '50s, when jazz, blues, and pop intersected with sophisticated ease. The choice of material is impeccable--songs made popular by Nat "King" Cole, Louis Jordan, and Duke Ellington--and the playing is superb throughout. However, "Ain't I Been Good to You," "Just a Lucky So and So," and a stark read of "I'm Confessin'" are particularly effective. And on his original, "I Still Believe in You," Dr. John proves just how influenced he is by West Coast blues legend Charles Brown, who once recorded at Cosimo Matassa's studio where the future Night Tripper got his start. A lovely, effective album whose only misstep is a version of Irving Berlin's "Blue Skies" that sounds slightly out of step with everything else. --Keith Moerer
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I Glow After Listening to this CD!
MamaRoux Jax | Southern NJ | 02/21/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Wow, this is so mellow, so romantic, so moody. I can never just listen to this one just once. I get all perky when I listen to him singing "Blue Skies", I just want to smile and be cheerful, then when "So Long" comes on, I'm instantly sweep back off my feet and end up misty eyed... this man knows how to arrange, pick, write, record and wrap you in a multi mood cocoon! So sit back, put the music on and let the Doctor work his magic with that magical voice."
Not typical of the Doctor, but GREAT MUSIC
MamaRoux Jax | 02/23/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is surely one of the best big band/vocalist albums there has ever been. It sits well in the tradition of Basie, Schuur, Joe Williams etc. but Dr. John's voice sparkles the way nobody else's possibly could. I strongly recommend this album as not run-of-the-mill Dr. John stuff, but something a little different which shows him off brilliantly - for your ultimate benefit. Please buy this - you will enjoy it."