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Shame & A Sin
Genres: Blues, Pop, R&B, Rock
Robert Cray heralded Shame & a Sin as a return to his blues roots following the forays into Stax-inspired soul with 1990's Midnight Stroll and 1993's I Was Warned. Indeed, the late Albert Collins guests on a remake of Albe... more »
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Robert Cray heralded Shame & a Sin as a return to his blues roots following the forays into Stax-inspired soul with 1990's Midnight Stroll and 1993's I Was Warned. Indeed, the late Albert Collins guests on a remake of Albert King's "You're Gonna Need Me," and tracks like the opener, "1040 Blues," and the loose 'n' limber "Stay Go" indicate a back-to-basics move. Still, Cray isn't the kind of musician who's given to reckless detours; Shame fits neatly in the Cray oeuvre. Either you accept the fact that Cray is an exceptionally gifted guitarist and vocalist, or you find his blues too courteous and correct. Cray resembles one of those athletes who is blessed with such a perfect stride that nobody believes he's running hard. --Steve Stolder
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Tony W. (tonus) from SACRAMENTO, CA
Reviewed on 8/26/2006...
Have front artwork, but not back cover artwork.
0 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
Probably Cray's finest
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Highly, highly recommended. Cray plays some of his most memorable and distinctive songs and shows that as he has refined and matured he has only gained in power and excitement. His singing and guitar playing are top notch, and the overall feel is grittier than many of his other albums. It's my favorite of his, and I've got them all, and it's also the album to play for those who dismiss Robert Cray as a bluesman for the wine and cheese set. In fact, this album is probably the best way to introduce anyone to Robert Cray short of dragging them to a live show."
deepbluereview | SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA USA | 12/26/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am not a big fan of Robert Cray so for me to say this is a great CD is like money in the bank. Cray plays all songs straight from the heart and there are some real gems here. "1040 Blues" should be mandatory listening during tax season and listen to the emotive guitar playing on "You're Gonna Need Me" and Stay Go". Finally, the heartfelt performance on my favorite "Up and Down" is sure to send shivers down your spine. It may have been released 7 years ago, but the songs are as fresh today as they were back then. A good selection!"