Johnny Charles – Stratified (2010)

Artist: Johnny Charles
Title: Stratified
Year Of Release: 2010
Label: Blues Leaf Records
Genre: Blues, Blues Rock
Quality: Mp3/320 kbps
Total Time: 41:11
Total Size: 104 Mb

1. Stinger
2. Step On It
3. Take It Easy Baby
4. The King Shuffle
5. You Move Me
6. The Cat
7. Texas Blues
8. Yardbird Stroll
9. Metro City
10. Stratified
Johnny Charles – guitar, keyboards
Nasty Ned – vocals, harmonica
Gerard Gibbs – organ Hammond B-3 (4)
Stormin’ Norman Seldin – organ Hammond B-3 (2,10)
Rob Kondor – keyboards
Carey Ziegler, Ed Wilson, Curt Hansen – bass
Charlie Blackwell, Ron Howden, Mike Carroll, Chris Epler, Bill Blum – drums

Johnny Charles is based in New Jersey and this is his third CD, his second for Blues Leaf Records, also based in NJ but perhaps best known for issuing Janiva Magness’ early and Albert Castiglia’s recent CDs. The band is bass, drums and keys behind Johnny’s guitar and the vocals (on just two tracks) are handled by ‘Nasty Ned’! I was not familiar with any of the names of the supporting players, apart possibly from Rob Kondor who may well be the same guy who played keys on Clapton’s “Journeyman” back in 1991 and features on two tracks here…

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