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Stingray
Kenny Brown
Stingray
Genres: Blues, Pop
 
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Kenny Brown has been a priceless part of the R.L. Burnside experience for more than 20 years, Stingay is his debut collection of 11 blues songs. Digipak. Fat Possum. 2003.

     
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All Artists: Kenny Brown
Title: Stingray
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Fat Possum
Original Release Date: 1/1/2003
Re-Release Date: 2/11/2003
Genres: Blues, Pop
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 045778034420, 8714092034424

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Kenny Brown has been a priceless part of the R.L. Burnside experience for more than 20 years, Stingay is his debut collection of 11 blues songs. Digipak. Fat Possum. 2003.
 

CD Reviews

Potent Stuff!
deepbluereview | SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA USA | 04/25/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The name for Kenny Brown's new CD is taken from the brand of silver, second skin, boots he wears, Stingrays. The CD is a fusion filled mix of country, Memphis funk, blues and rock. The CD opens with a bang with "If Down Was Up" which features some punchy sax from a man they call "Jeff". The opener provides some contrast to the rather laid back feel of most of the other tunes on the disc. Brown manages to cover a couple of tunes from label mate, R.L. Burnside, "Miss Maybelle" and "Goin' Down South" and provides a stand out interpretation of Fred McDowell's "Shake 'Em On Down". Cedric Burnside, R.L.'s grandson who also plays on the new Mississippi Allstars CD, provides the drums while Takeeshi Imura fills the backbeat with his bass. This is some raw and potent stuff. Another Fat Possum winner."
The Real Deal
K. Lahti | central WV | 06/09/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)

"I am a long time of the North Mississippi style & sound. As did most, I came to know about Kenny Brown through his association with R. L. Burnside. Kenny Brown carries on the tradition of heartfelt, groove oriented, no frills, "real deal" music just fine on Stingray. If you want to get to the roots and listen to some honest, unpretentious North Mississippi music made by real humans with real heart, this is the stuff."
These boots are made for walkin'
Brett Lemke | www.maximumink.com | 03/06/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It's time to search the living room couch for change. Brown weaves a black comedy of traditional tunes and Burnside originals, wailing through the blissfully offensive vocals and taking the Mississippi blues back to the glory days of Vox amplifiers and stainless-steel microphones. Kenny learned at a young age to play from the best, spending many of the years in his childhood under the tutelage of Legends such as Joe Calicott (He cut classes at age 9 to receive guitar lessons from Calicott), Johnny Woods and Mississippi Fred McDowell. His slide is raw and furious with determination, tearing through your speakers in conjunction with his arterial wail. After a quarter-century of touring alongside R.L. Burnside, Kenny Brown is back on the road now with R.L's grandson and drummer Cedric, forming the former half of the duo Brown & Burnside. They are currently touring with the Fat Possum Mississippi Juke Joint Caravan; featuring Paul "Wine" Jones, and T-Model Ford."