Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Papa John was the Rock Father!
D. G. Luttrell | Colorado | 04/01/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I don't know if Papa John's back up band was weak, or he was just too
good? After decades of giggin' jazz clubs, and classy joints, he became
an overnight sensation when "Hot Tuna" "found" him. I'm glad they did,
don't get me wrong. But the man had a career before becoming an
overnight sensation. I mean from his "debut' on the "Hot Tuna" album
"Burgers", he caught my ears right away, believe me "Hot Tuna" needed
him more than he needed them. And from the following four albums he
built up much street credit with them crazy eyed white people, the
"Papa John Creach" album where he played with anybody and everybody
who is anybody in the music scene in San Francisco, his album "Filthy"
where he showed that funk/jazz/old standards and rock could live in the
same album cover, to "Playing my fiddle for you", where he rocked out a
little more, at the expense of the funk, and the CD were talking about
currently, "The Rock Father", and the album lives up to the billing,
very funk/rock fusion, from "Travlin' on" to the "Orange Blossom Special"
this disc was something special, I would not suggest this album for you
pale, effete, minimalist, eurothrash types, its realisim, warmth, and
in your ear soul/rock will give you heart palpatations. I really wanted
to give this disc a four, because of the weakness of "Midnight Sun" the
backing band, but Papa John Creach pulls it through with his astounding
musical presence and ability.