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Swinging From the Rafters
Long John Hunter
Swinging From the Rafters
Genres: Blues, Pop
 
  •  Track Listings (14) - Disc #1

Named after one of this Texas singer-guitarist's favorite on- stage stunts, Swinging captures the flavor of a good roadhouse performance. Apt, since Long John Hunter's spent most of the last 40 years rocking taverns. The a...  more »

      
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All Artists: Long John Hunter
Title: Swinging From the Rafters
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Alligator Records
Release Date: 9/2/1997
Genres: Blues, Pop
Styles: Contemporary Blues, Regional Blues, Texas Blues
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 014551485322

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Named after one of this Texas singer-guitarist's favorite on- stage stunts, Swinging captures the flavor of a good roadhouse performance. Apt, since Long John Hunter's spent most of the last 40 years rocking taverns. The accent is on his crisp tenor voice and guitar--which work best on slow-to-mid-tempo blues like "Both Ends of the Road." Hunter crowns his vocal phrasing with high-stabbing punctuations, and worries over his six-string solos--letting each tortured note hang until it takes on the emotional weight of his lyrics. Then again, nothing's ever rushed about Hunter's delivery. So this 1997 CD comes off as a barroom blues Bible: a well-balanced text on how to grab a Hell-raising crowd without compromising the music or the fun. --Ted Drozdowski

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