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Official Music
King Biscuit Boy, Crowbar
Official Music
Genres: Blues, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: King Biscuit Boy, Crowbar
Title: Official Music
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Unidisc Records
Release Date: 11/23/1996
Album Type: Import
Genres: Blues, Pop, Rock
Styles: Electric Blues, Modern Blues, Blues Rock
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaCD Credits: 2
UPC: 068381216229

CD Reviews

King Biscuit Boy
N. B. Trill | Florida, | 06/08/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I bought this record when I was in high school in 1970. It was a very influential record for me. Richard Newell (King Biscuit Boy) is one of the best blues singers that you have never heard of. He also plays a mean harmonica. If you like blues you will like this record!!! Buy it now! If I'm wrong, you know my name."
A crazy, rockin', bayou-blues jam
Phil S. | USA | 12/31/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"If you like your Southern baked blues powdered heavily with red pepper then this mixture is for you: programmed with class, including respectful, and cookin', tributes to Little Richard (an excellent hit-worthy take of his legendary B-side, "I'm Just a Lonely Guy" - no it's not based upon the overdubbed album version with the bubble-gum girl group); his protege, Otis Redding ("Shout Bamalama"); John Lee Hooker & Jerry Lee Lewis ("Biscuit Boogie" - a revamped, apparent head-arrangement on "I Wanna Bugaloo"/"I've Been Twistin'" - the result is so spectacular, it seems that the drummer just rests his sticks while he enjoys the proceedings - not many in-studio videos were shot then - too bad there's no DVD component here, if a camera was rolling!); Elmore James ("Key to the Highway"); even James Brown ("Badly Bent" - a terrific lyric to which KBB throws in some JB-style utterances - the song itself and the vocal are somewhat reminiscent of Brown's 1962 sardonic muse, "I've Got Money").
This dude can play a wordclcass harmonica, besides pitching in on git-box.
Small complaint: the music is a little too compressed, so the fidelity doesn't lend as great to differentiating the instruments. Sorry, fans, can't reach a *5* as a result.
Oh yeah, fans on Willie Dixon and Sonny Boy Williamson, bend an ear. Also Richard Newell. (That boy from Arkansas)."