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|The Preston Shannon Band|
Break the Ice
Genres: Blues, Pop
Memphis' Preston Shannon is one of the most exciting discoveries of the `90s, a powerful guitarist with a compelling and soulful voice that sounds like a cross between Otis Redding's and Bobby Womack's. He toured for a cou... more »
Memphis' Preston Shannon is one of the most exciting discoveries of the `90s, a powerful guitarist with a compelling and soulful voice that sounds like a cross between Otis Redding's and Bobby Womack's. He toured for a couple of years as a member of soul singer Shirley Brown's band; in concert he sang Womack's part in the soul duet Brown had done years before with Womack himself. More recently, he and his fine band won the National Blues Competition; augmented by the fabulous Memphis Horns. This album was cut at Memphis' Crosstown Recorders, with Ron Levy producing.
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Best Blues CD in Past 10 Years!
edwardn | 08/03/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Preston Shannon, with the able backing of the legendary "Memphis Horns," delivers a scorching collection of Blues with an infusion of Soul and R&B. Preston is without a doubt, one of the top-100 guitar players of all time, as demonstrated on these tracks. His vocals are reminiscent of Otis Redding. This CD does not come close to the passion and energy Preston gives in a live performance--the man is the consumate entertainer. Ron Levy's production is tight, and sorely missed on Preston's follow-up CDs--Midnight in Memphis & All in Time--where his song selection is questionable, and obviously influenced by producer Willie Mitchell. If you are going to buy one Preston CD, this is it! Highly recommended. FYI: If you ever get a chance to see the man perform live, don't miss it!"