Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Great R&B-oriented Blues & Great Lyrics
The Ol' Strat Player | Tucson, AZ | 09/09/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This CD is a rarity -- good songwriting (all originals), good musicianship, and intelligent, sometimes socially conscious lyrics that get far away from the conventional "I love you, you left me, I can't stand it, I'm gonna die" blues rut. Several of the songs on this CD are real gems, particularly "Got to Read Between the Lines" and "Dollar In," which contrary to the other review is not a "gambler's jam." Rather, it's a a prod to take a look at why you're paying 23% interest on your credit card -- "A dollar in, a dollar out, how does interest come about?"
On the musical side, the players are all better than good, and the blues on this CD are very much R&B informed, with an appropriately full horn section. The only minor quibbles are that the recording quality is mediocre and that this CD is relatively short -- only about 45 minutes. But given the good musicianship, the good songwriting and great lyrics, and that all of these songs are originals, these really are only minor quibbles.
If you like R&B-oriented blues (e.g., Doug Sahm's "The Last Real Texas Blues Band"), you'll enjoy this CD."
Blue eyed soul-blues
Allan MacPhee | St. John, VI United States | 06/28/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I saw willie and his band in key west five years ago. I still listen to everlastin tears constantly... What a gem of a recording. Favorite cuts are everlastin tears, the company store and the haunting gamblers jam " dollar in, dollar out". If you like the blues, this is a great cd, and the lyrics are beyond good, extremely original....willie's Joe cocker style voice and delivery are perfect for his controlled guitar rhythms and tasty leads."