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Standing Room Only
Genres: Blues, Pop
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Larry Garner Continues to Please
Scott C. Davis | Easton, PA USA | 06/10/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Larry Garner is one of the blues' great unknown treasures. His songs and vocals are witty, intelligent and sophisticated. He has a great sense of humor and always features a dynamite band to back up his searing guitar. Critics and fans alike love his top-shelf material. "A Driving Woman" jumpstarts the CD with Garner's hot electric guitar at the fore. He's got a high-maintenance woman driving him crazy. "Do Your Personal Thing" is a typical song, bopping along and spiced with Garner's personal observations on daily life. The Angels of Background Vocals add a great touch."The Strangers Blues" is a thoughtful piece about reminiscing, with Garner's warm vocals and touching lyrics blending well. "Don't Start Crying" is a slow blues tune illustrating the artist's versatility. His sense of humor shines through on "Keep the Money" and "PMS," the latter song offering a tongue-in-cheek condolence to his baby when she gets those "once a month blues.""Out in the Country" and "I'll Run Cross You" are two more fine originals, both examples of Garner's strong writing. Standing Room Only rocks along with a top -notch band to keep things smoking, and "Last Encore" ends things on a high note with an energetic farewell.All that said, this review could be condensed to three words: Buy this CD! It is another masterfully crafted collection of sophisticated modern blues songs."
Blues for the 40 somethings
booknblueslady | Woodland, CA United States | 01/16/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Larry Garner is skilled at writing and performing blues for the 40 somethings. He was first appreciated in Europe before beginning to develop a following in the United States. a Native of Louisiana, his music reflects both his roots and his age. Influences of elder statesmen of the blues and rock can be heard in Garner's music. His song writing definitely reflects the experience and humor which one develops at a certain point of life.Driving woman describes a long term relationship in which the woman wants to get things done and the man wants to sit in his easy chair and enjoy the benefits of the purchase of his DSS dish. "Do Your Personal Thing" is a pleasant little song with a reggae beat and an upbeat message , which will remind some of another 40 something performer Keb' Mo. "The Strangers Blues tells the story of a stranger who sat down beside him in a bar and told of some of the pain she had gone through in her life. "Keep the Money" tells of the difficulty of getting a friend to pay back what he owes. All are songs with themes which we can recognize. all are done with skillful electric guitar work and good blues vocals.This cd will be appreciated by those who like Keb Mo and Guy Davis, but are looking for a more hard driving electric blues beat."
Stephen Davidson | Brandon, MS United States | 08/14/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)
"With all due respect, anyone rating this album 5 stars desperately needs to head down to Baton Rouge to see the real Larry Garner (NOT the slicked-up, over-produced version you hear on this CD). Larry at his best is real, genuine, and down-to-earth. This album screwed Larry's style up and set him on the wrong track. Try Double Dues or You Need to Live A Little for a better taste."