Tab Benoit, Debbie Davies, Kenny Neal – Homesick For The Road (1999) Lossless

Artist: Tab Benoit, Debbie Davies, Kenny Neal
Title: Homesick For The Road
Year Of Release: 1999
Label: Telarc
Genre: Blues, Electric Blues, Louisiana Blues
Quality: Flac (image, log, .cue)
Total Time: 54:25
Total Size: 363 Mb (covers)

01. Deal With It
02. Down In The Swamp
03. Bop ‘Til I Drop
04. So Cold
05. I Put A Spell On You
06. Money
07. Luberta
08. I Can’t Afford Myself
09. I’ve Been Mistreated
10. Night Life
11. Still Called The Blues
12. Homesick For The Road

Homesick for the Road provides a showcase for three fine blues singer/guitarists. The recording is clean and crisp, as is typical of the Telarc label, and the music cooks from start to finish. This disc provides an excellent introduction to each performer, with ample opportunities for each to shine. Debbie Davies brings to mind Bonnie Raitt, with her appealing vocal timbre and bluesy delivery. The youthful Benoit sings with an authority beyond his 31 years, making Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ classic "I Put a Spell on You" his own. Kenny Neal has the scruffy, soulful delivery of a man who knows what the blues are all about. His "I’ve Been Mistreated" sounds like a late ’60s slice of Muscle Shoals soul. All three of the co-leaders are excellent guitarists, and the band is solid and tight. Homesick for the Road rolls down the car window for an enticing look at three relatively young performers carrying the blues torch into the future.

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