Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Blues, Pop
It's rare to find a blues guitarist whose singing rivals his chops. Tutu Jones is one such; though his guitar work (heavily influenced by Freddy King and Albert King) is impressive, he's a fine singer as well, with a rich,... more »
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It's rare to find a blues guitarist whose singing rivals his chops. Tutu Jones is one such; though his guitar work (heavily influenced by Freddy King and Albert King) is impressive, he's a fine singer as well, with a rich, smooth voice that's in good form on this album, especially on the slower songs, such as the southern-style "The Milkman Game," or the soul-inflected ballad "You Shatter My Heart." At times, Jones steps back from the mike and lets his guitar take precedence, including a few instrumentals that showcase his impressive skill: "After Midnight" and the all-too-brief "Romance Avenue" are a pleasure to listen to. What dominate on this album, however, are toe-tapping, mid-tempo songs such as "Daylight Caught Us Red Handed," "After Loving You," and "She So Fine." Far from indulging in musical or vocal acrobatics, Jones has turned in a solid soul-blues album that is a treat from beginning to end. --Genevieve Williams
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Tutu is the Real Deal!
deepbluereview | SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA USA | 04/03/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Tutu Jones is an outstanding blues guitarist that has been sadly overlooked by many in their search for more trendy material from blues tots from the burbs. Amazingly, Tutu has four outstanding releases and every one of them is now out of print. On this disc, Tutu combines his talented work on the fret board, with his pleasing vocals for ten original compositions. Backing up Tutu on this release are the original Memphis Horns featuring Andrew Love on tenor sax and Wayne Jackson on trumpet and trombone. The Horns jazz up a couple of the tracks but largely remain in the background so as not to compete with or overshadow Jones' stinging guitar work. While mainly a blues based release, Tutu also includes three numbers that lean heavily towards R&B apparently in an attempt to get some radio play. Tutu has what it takes to become one of the great ones...now, if he can just get people to listen to what he has to offer"