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Champagne & Grits
Little Axe
Champagne & Grits
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Blues, International Music, Pop
 
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All Artists: Little Axe
Title: Champagne & Grits
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: EMI Europe Generic
Release Date: 9/21/2004
Album Type: Import
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Blues, International Music, Pop
Styles: Electric Blues, Acoustic Blues, Modern Blues, Reggae, Vocal Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 724357674621

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Skip McDonald Returns
RJJNYC | New York, USA | 10/06/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Another fierce offering from Little Axe AKA Skip McDonald, whose lyrical guitar style has graced many recordings over the years (check out early SugarHill, and with the On-U Sound posse, multiple recordings with Dub Syndicate, African Head Charge and Tackhead). Blends the blues-sampling of earlier recordings (The Wolf that House Built, Hard Grind) with more vocals (similar to the sadly discontinued second CD, Slow Fuse) courtesy of Bernard Fowler, Shara Nelson and - surprise! - Chris Gifford from Squeeze. The Gifford track initially seems a but anomalous, but grows on you and would probably make a great single. Highly recommended."
A Real Mind Blower
N. Langston | Sarasota, Florida United States | 12/09/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I Had only heard little axe a few times before. So I saw this CD and Picked it up, it is great. It opens with a nice minor Key acoustic blues with almost no noticable effects. Then after this, He goes into an almost more Reggae/ish feel with some nice harmonica. The CD Then stays in more of a dub mode all the way through with The Occasional snippits of "True" Blues ("The Way I See IT" and "Take Me Back To The Country"). Songs like "Mean Things" and "walk on water" are Great to. All the Dub elements add nice texture to the Vocals NA d Skip McDonald's National Steel Guitar Playing. Oh, and even though the dub elements are there, the Cd Remains extreamly accesible."
Folk/Blues/Rock classic!!
Nse Ette | Lagos, Nigeria | 12/21/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is an amazing cd. I had never heard of Little Axe until 2 days ago when I stepped into a music store and heard this deep, haunting, beautiful sound. Wow!! It's a hybrid of folk, blues, dub, with a little rock.

Standouts include the acoustic 'Grinning in your face', the blues of 'Mean things', 'Living and Sleeping in a Dangerous Time', the tender instrumental 'Cloud', and the brooding 'Sinners'.

Simply one of the best cds released this year! Awesome!

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