Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Talk to Your Daughter
Genres: Blues, Jazz, Pop, Rock
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Tasteful! Tasteful! Tasteful! A proven guitar classic!
E. Voorhies | United States | 11/13/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm 51 years old and have been playing guitar since I was 17. Twenty of those years I played professionally. This CD is the best blend of jazz/rock/and blues electric guitar I have ever heard. It's refreshing to see that so many others on here agree, but it's frustrating to see this CD criticized for the quality of the vocals. If I am not mistaken, one of the best and most respected modern blues/rock singers also has a sweet voice. In fact the first time I heard this CD, Robben's vocals reminded me of him. His name is Steve Miller. Aaaaaaah? If you want to hear a gruffy voice, there are plenty of other blues/rock albums you can listen to...but you won't hear guitar artistry like this on there. So please quit yer fussin! I think Robben's voice fits this music perfectly and his playing is brilliant. Some folks are never satisfied. Buy this and enjoy. This ain't Canned Heat...but it ain't bad!"
The Best CD Ever recorded
E. Voorhies | 07/31/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Man, this is some no holds barred rocking blues. If you like rock and roll you need to own this album. Robben's playing is phenomenal, his singing voice has great personality and meshes beautifully with his guitar. Vinnie Coliatu (remember Black Page from Zappa) plays some of the most intricate and tasteful drums you are ever likely to hear. I think Sting must have heard this record and then hired Vinnie for his record. Don't miss this record."
Ignore the "paid" reviewer, this cd is great!
M. Morrison | 09/23/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have intimate details in how this cd was made and let me tell you, when you listen to these tunes most of what you hear are "first takes"...the recording budget was extremely tiny and forced most of what you hear into the shining examples of how great musicians can overcome b.s. corporate hacks only concerned with the "bottomline". If you listen close you can even here Robben hit a couple of clams in his solos. It's beyond stupid for someone to say that the jackets members don't know how to play 12 bar blues, as well. The Yellowjackets can turn any blues form inside out and Russell Ferrante is one of the most proficient and versatile keyboard players in the world, period. When the recording budget is less than most people earn in a month, you end up with a hurried recording that focuses much more on the solos and less on production. But, as real musicians, what do we want to hear anyway? The solos! Good song writing, as well, but in the end I wait for the solos or cool musical cues. Despite the budget impediments, Robben is burning as is the whole band. This album and Mystic Mile are my two personal favorites and to me show off Robben's jazz-tinged, edgy blues playing to their fullest expression. If you've never heard Robben play blues it's nothing like SRV...it's much closer to Chicago in his rythm playing. His solo voice on guitar is pretty much his own. He sort of invented this kind of playing back in the 70's, well he and Larry Carlton. It's edgy but you can tell there's alot of polish under the grit. He can just as easily rip off Wes Montgomery or John Coltrane as Buddy Guy or the "Alberts". I understand some people not really digging his voice as it's very pure and doesn't have the stereo-typical gritty delivery that alot of blues or rock singers have, however there are plenty of vocalists that have the same kind of delivery and convey and interpret the tunes in their own cool way. Robert Cray for example...Robben sings just fine, he just doesn't sound like B.B. King. You won't be disappointed with this purchase. It's Robben at his most aggressive approach tone-wise and the spontaneity in the tracks can be felt, not just heard. Take it from a professional guitar player and bass player of 20 years you'll love this cd."