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Telegraph Road
Sonny Moorman
Telegraph Road
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Blues, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Sonny Moorman
Title: Telegraph Road
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Atlas Records
Original Release Date: 1/14/1997
Re-Release Date: 8/12/2008
Genres: Country, Alternative Rock, Blues, Pop, Rock
Style: Americana
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 750417012928, 750417012942

CD Reviews

Barn-burning blues
loce_the_wizard | Lilburn, GA USA | 12/03/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Ohio guitarist Sonny Moorman shines on this top notch collection of blues and bars rock numbers that pretty much covers the bases from slow, mean blues to rapid-fire riffs to rockabilly tinged tunes. He mines quite a bit of rock history here, showing great taste in his influences: early Fleetwood Mac (during the Peter Green days), Rory Gallagher, Clapton (way back when), Mayall, ZZ Top, and Robin Trower all come to mind. Throughout, Mr. Moorman's energy is undiminished, and if one wants to argue that his sound is a bit raw, I'll take the spirit and fire here anyway over the polished pabulum the record companies try to force feed us. One wonders why Mr. Moorman has not achieved greater recognition given the void still left from Stevie Ray's untimely passage.

Give this one a listen and play it loud."
Sonny Moorman's ground-breaking recording...
Pamela | Cincinnati, Ohio | 04/06/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD is classic Sonny Moorman...a MUST HAVE, if you're a fan. The late great Jimmy McNealy (drummer) sings lead and backup vocals. Sonny and Jimmy's vocal rendition of "Something's Wrong With My Baby" will make you hit the replay button again and again.

Much of Moorman's versatility as a writer is shown on this groundbreaking CD. He shows soulful sensitivity, to burlesque-type bump and grind rhythms, to screamin' Texas Blues-rock guitar rifts in "Metal Cowboy Blues". Still, there's enough traditionally structured Blues material there to make a Blues purist's heart flutter. There's only one way to listen to this one...LOUD.

Anecdotal Note: Moorman actually penned "Fast Cars, Pretty Woman, And Low Down Rhythm & Blues" in the back parking lot of the legendary Sun Studio in his van...went into Sun, and with a few tweaks here and there, laid down the track almost exactly as on this recording.
(NOTE: There's also a new digital CD in the works that will soon be sold here.)

P.J. Robinson"