Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Spirited Effort, Well Done
Timothy C. Steinert | Portland, OR United States | 07/03/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"IThis album was recorded in the Spring of 1992, just before Paul deLay went to prison for three years. The band was aided and abetted by Brad Ulrich on bari and tenor, Brett White on trumpet and myself on trombone and bass trombone. The horn charts were hammered out by Louis Pain (hammond organ and piano), Don Fincher (tenor sax) and myself. What makes the album good is that the music is a smorgasbord of styles and feels that show off Paul and Louis' writing and playing. Stand-out tracks are "What's the Big Idea?", "Don't Feel Nothin'," "Just This One," and "The Prisoner's Song" (an old folk-blues tune). If you listen very carefully, you can hear on "the Prisoner's Song" the traces of "What a Friend We Have in Jesus." Paul owns anything he plays and he is one of the best harmonica players around. On a personal note, he's also very humble and gracious- it was a pleasure working with him and his band. You can get most of this album on "Take It From the Turnaround" on Evidence records (1996), and you'll also get Paul's 1990 release "The Other One." Bluesy music sincerely played- and no- I wasn't paid to write this!"