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Tuesday, February 07, 2006

sonny landreth -blues attack

sonny Landreth is known among musicians as the musicians musician. that a major compliment coming from such greats as eric clapton and buddy guy. Sonny is by far one of the top slide players in this day and age standing side by side with greats like ronnie wood and peter green,
Blues Attack was released in 1981 and I think this is one of his first recordings as a solo artist. Not as much slide work as his newer releases and he is complimented by some great harmonica work by an unkown harp man. I tried to find out who played on this recording but I could not find the name.
This cd is half filled with covers of earlier released material by some of the greats. I truly like his arrangments on songs like Key to the highway, I'm ready and baby please don't go. he has some of his original stuff here as well that includes the Song "blues attack' of which he has released 3 different versions after this release. "The center" is a sweet little rocker and is full harp and sax and then some slide. "one life" truly shows his slide playing skills. "names" allows sonny to sing but is probably the weakest rack of all but for the time in 1981 was probably better sounding along with "speak of the devil". however, when he shows his skill it really shows on "at some time", a slow blues number is just plain great blues. and finally, Pine grove blues" shows even more slide skill and he add that cajun flavour that he will become famous for. Over all this is a great blues album released by one of the most under rated guitar players alive today. Sonny Landreth is one of the best


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