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Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop
When Jimmie Vaughan left the Fabulous Thunderbirds in 1990, the band's old pal Duke Robillard filled the guitar slot. The experience seems to have transformed Robillard, a charter member of Roomful of Blues, from a swingin... more »
When Jimmie Vaughan left the Fabulous Thunderbirds in 1990, the band's old pal Duke Robillard filled the guitar slot. The experience seems to have transformed Robillard, a charter member of Roomful of Blues, from a swinging jump-blues man into a thumping blues rocker. You could hear the early indications on his 1991 solo album, Turn It Around, and his 1992 album with the T-Birds, Walk That Walk, Talk That Talk, but the transformation is complete on Temptation. The singer/guitarist has concentrated his grooves around big, fat snare-drum beats and has given his guitar riffs a thick, dirty sound. He wrote or cowrote 9 of the 11 songs, but none of these originals is likely to join the standard blues repertoire. --Geoffrey Himes
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Tom A. (CTA4him) from ANDERSON, SC
Reviewed on 9/24/2014...
Versatile guitarist who can play just about anything. Does session work and was at one time in " roomful of blues" & " fabulous thunderbirds".Just finished a stint in Bob Dylan's touring band (dylan doesn't hire slouches). This is one of duke's early solo discs and it' more blues rock than most of his others, but that' not a bad thing. This is not one of his best outings, but it still has some really good things to check out. Duke has never made a bad cd, he's consistent as any artist can get. He's written most of the songs on here and has a voice that handles blues and rock quite well. You could start here with your first encounter with duke and be pleased. Tom A.