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Live From Chicago - Bayou Lightning Strikes
Genres: Blues, Pop, Rock
Louisiana-born Lonnie Brooks is an underrated blues great, capable of dishing out swamp-rock, bittersweet melodies, and fire- breathing rave-ups. The pyrotechnics won out in this 1987 live performance, recorded at B.L.U.E.... more »
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Louisiana-born Lonnie Brooks is an underrated blues great, capable of dishing out swamp-rock, bittersweet melodies, and fire- breathing rave-ups. The pyrotechnics won out in this 1987 live performance, recorded at B.L.U.E.S. Etcetera on his adopted home turf, Chicago. Brooks's "Two-Headed Man" and his take on Freddie King's "Hideaway"--which bookend the CD--find him plying slick, screaming string-bends and gutsy vocals that mix back-road gravel with down-home charm. It's the latter that makes numbers like "Got Me By the Tail" and "Eyeballin'" such colorful, appealing stories. They reveal Lonnie's still-vital country roots. At times the band plays with the velocity--and ferocity--of a guided missile. But Brooks is always at the controls. --Ted Drozdowski
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Happy Louisiana Blues!
Ricardo Neves Gonzalez | Petrópolis-R.J. Brazilemail@example.com | 11/22/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"One of the most happy blues albums,this one recorded at a Chicagoan Club,reveals all of the magic of Lonnie's gutural voice and his really fast way to play guitar.The best sets are "One More Shot" and the sensational version of "Hideaway",plus the emotional"In the Dark"! You will really buy this one,and of course..... ....never will be the same!"
Debra A. Kelly | Boca Raton, FL | 12/21/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Lonnie Brooks is one of the BEST! If you enjoy real up beat blues you will LOVE this!!! I bought 5 more of his CD's after this one. Highly recommend all of his music he is really fabulous. You won't be sorry both my husband and I have truly enjoyed Lonnie's work. You will find yourself turning up the volume and dancing as you become addicted to this man's music."