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I Hear Some Blues Downstairs
Genres: Blues, Pop
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A Pretty Good Follow-Up To A Classic.
Sam Mosley | Toronto, Ontario | 11/10/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Fenton Robinson's 'Somebody Loan Me A Dime' is a classic album, and this one is the follow up to it. An album like that is a hard act to follow but this one is still pretty decent. One weak point of it is a few of the song selections. The blues world did not need more versions of Roscoe Gordon's "Just a Little Bit" or Howlin' Wolf's "Killing Floor" and even Fenton couldn't put much life into them. Other than these song's the rest of the album is very good, particularly the title track, a nice original from Robinson, a re-cut of the classic "As the Years go Passing By", and a pair of T-Bone Walker covers, "West Side Baby" and "Tell me what's the Reason", a tribute to one of his mentor's.
This album may not be the equivalent of 'Somebody Loan Me A Dime', but it still stands on its own as a fine work by an under-recognized master of blues. There is plenty of room for his fantastic vocal's and guitar playing throughout the album."