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I've Got a Sweet Tooth
Phillip Walker
I've Got a Sweet Tooth
Genres: Blues, Pop
 
  •  Track Listings (11) - Disc #1

Walker delivers 11 prime cuts of funky, down-to-earth blues on this easygoing release. He is backed by some fine musicians, including guitarist Derek O' Brian and grunting saxman Mark Kazanoff. The songs are well crafted; ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Phillip Walker
Title: I've Got a Sweet Tooth
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Black Top Records
Original Release Date: 6/23/1998
Release Date: 6/23/1998
Genres: Blues, Pop
Styles: Regional Blues, Texas Blues, Electric Blues, Modern Blues
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 633081114627

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Walker delivers 11 prime cuts of funky, down-to-earth blues on this easygoing release. He is backed by some fine musicians, including guitarist Derek O' Brian and grunting saxman Mark Kazanoff. The songs are well crafted; "My Name Is Misery" is as down and out as it gets, the title cut takes Walker back to his roots with lots of brooding guitar and passionate lyrics, and "I'd Rather Be Blind, Crippled and Crazy" is about that dreadful heartbreak we've all felt. Then there's "Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time," a New Orleans style rocker in the best sense with a little added social commentary thrown in for good measure. This is groove oriented music. It's not about flashiness, it's about telling it as Mr. Walker sees it and he sees it as it is. --Lars Gandil

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Dr.D.Treharne | Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom | 01/07/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Recorded in two different studios, with two different bands, but with a common horn section for both, this album is another notch in increasing Walker's deserved reputation.He has a well honed guitar style, and an instantly recognisable voice.The 4 piece horn section gives a distinct "Black Top" sound - Mark Kazanoff turns up on most the labels albums.The reservations about this album are really to do with the material.Walker has only one writing credit, and the two up-tempo tracks "How could I be such a fool" and "Seemed like a good idea at the time" are weak.Where he excels is on the slow/mid tempo tracks. "Drag me down" and "My name is misery" are good. For me the standout track is the stark version of Sam Cooke's "Laughin and Clownin'" on which he plays simple electric guitar phrases under an astonishing vocal delivery.It's a good album to own, but not perhaps the first Philip Walker album you ought to buy."