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Genres: Blues, Pop
As talented as he is versatile, Peterson covers many bases on this 1998 collection of soul-drenched blues. He mostly showcases his adventurous guitar on raw West Side Chicago romps, funky Clarinet workouts, and jump blues.... more »
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As talented as he is versatile, Peterson covers many bases on this 1998 collection of soul-drenched blues. He mostly showcases his adventurous guitar on raw West Side Chicago romps, funky Clarinet workouts, and jump blues. The superior cover of Ray Charles' "Let's Go Get Stoned" combines his raspy, emotional vocal with gospel-flavored piano, while his sneaky electric piano transforms Prince's "Purple Rain" into Hendrix's "Wind Cries Mary." Perhaps his talent leaves him too many options: While his guitar playing is certainly a force, his keyboard work is truly outstanding and deserves to be brought to the forefront more often. His gospel collaboration with Mavis Staples provides proof. Whatever style he ultimately chooses, however, Peterson smothers his concoctions in down-home gravy. --Marc Greilsamer
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An underrated bluesman
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Blues Revue magazine proclaimed Lucky Peterson's "Move" as the best blues CD of 1998. I was intrigued, but thought the might be overrating the CD. I was wrong. This is a great CD from beginning to end. If your a devoted blues admirer, or just a casual fan, this CD will satisfy. The opening track "Your the one for me" is a song you picture being performed live in an intimate blues club. The title song showcases excellent slide guitar work. Peterson adds his own flavor to remakes of "It's your thing" and "Purple Rain," while maintaining the integrity of the original recording. "I'm back again" is a crafty, straight ahead blues song. "Move" is indeed one of the best blues CD's of 1998, maybe the best. Peterson has been underrated for some time, but should receive a great deal of acclaim for this CD. He should be a major contender for Handy and Grammy awards."
Some risks taken - and it all works out!!
Dr.D.Treharne | Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom | 04/17/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There can't be too many other contemporary blues artists who'd be willing to rework Prince's (or should that be TAFKAP?) "Purple Rain" and make it their own - but Lucky Peterson does just that. He's helped throughout the album by a band that stick with him through all the changes, Butch Bonner on 2nd Guitar, Johnny B Gayden on bass, and Dennis Chambers on drums- they are superb. Peterson too revels in the chance to spread out over a range of instruments.He also gets to show his composing talents with "Move" and "Move on you"(co-written with Bonner) being very strong. However, for me the two best tracks are a reworking of Robert Cray's "Don't you even care" and the Isleys "It's your thing" being given a makeover that transforms the song into something entirely different to other versions.All in all a great album, and a great introduction to an ever growing talent that is Lucky Peterson's."