PhillyCheeze’s Rock & Blues Critiques: #671 : John Primer and Bob Corritore



2024 – Vizztone Label
By Phillip
Smith; April
5, 2024

Launch Date : .Mar.
29, 2024

Unique supply :

There usually are not many artists round
who instill Chicago blues authenticity into their music as Blues Corridor-of-Famer
and Bob Corritore do. Paired collectively for the fourth time
since 2013, this dynamic duo returned to the studios and minimize one more
fabulous album.
Crawlin’ Kingsnake is the identify, and it accommodates a dozen
ripping tracks. With
Corritore on harp and Primer on guitar and
vocals, they’re joined by bassist
Bob Stroger, Jimi “Primetime”
on second guitar, Anthony Geraci on piano and Wes Starr
on drums.

After the smoke clears from the
James Cotton tune “Take a Message”, their title-track cowl of John
Lee Hooker’s
“Crawlin’ Kingsnake” digs its claws in deep. Primer’s skilled
vocals and precision guitar are fantastically supported by
Geraci and
the rhythm part. Then they roll proper into
Willie Dixon’s “Down in
the Backside” with
Corritore conserving the tune barreling down the tracks on
harp. It sounds incredible. They carry the fireplace to “Hiding Place”, a
unique from his 1991 album
Poor Man’s Blues. The tune completely cooks.
Once they hit
B.B. King’s “Chains and Issues”, they play it candy and
gradual. This one actually brings me into my blues zone. When the large entrance of guitar
and keys on
Muddy Waters’ “Rosalee Blues” kick in, and I hear Primer begin
belting out the lyrics, I’m gob smacked for a simmering pleasant pay attention. I
completely love their efficiency of
Magic Slim’s “Gravel Street”. It’s a
signed, sealed, and delivered favourite.

It is arduous to beat the lineup
of artists on Crawlin’ Kingsnake. This album is about as real-deal blues as an
album can get. I extremely suggest it,


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