Saturday, July 28, 2012

Little G Weevil " The Teaser " Review

Little G Weevil

The latest album review is coming from Europe`s #1 Blues magazine the UK`s Blues Matters:

The latest album review is coming from Europe`s #1 Blues magazine the UK`s Blues Matters:


"While some albums take several listens to appreciate, with “The Teaser”, no tease is required, this is a real deal! Throughout Little G excels in a range of styles of blues. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, the vocalist and guitarist has put together an exceptionally strong line-up of supporting musicians, including Bill Burke on bass, Bob Page on piano and organ, Maurice Nazzaro on harmonica and John V McKnight on drums and percussion. Their contributions to this album cannot be underestimated as they provide some finesse to the recording; however this only tells part of the story. Weevil sings and hollers like a consummate bluesman, disguising his relatively young age (34). His sharp vocals illuminate this set of songs and his blues phrasing is exceptional. His guitar playing varies from the stinging style of Albert Collins, to the downhome picking of Hopkins. Furthermore his self-composed material really makes this a standout album of great variety. ‘Real Men Don’t Dance is a harp lead upbeat opener, while the combination of electric guitar and organ come to the fore on ‘Big City Life’ (apparently inspired by time spent in London). Knight’s drum patterns provide a distinctive foundation, on tracks such as the co-penned ‘Highway 78’. ‘Apple Picker’ recalls Albert Collins at his most smooth. ‘Back Porch’ meanwhile takes its influence from the Hill Country of R L Burnside. While ‘8.47’ is the most guitar centric track, ‘Losing Cool’ is rather reminiscent of the on piano throughout ‘She Used To Call Me Sugar’ which has a Muddy Waters feel. Maybe he’s covering all the bases, but he does it so well, and in a distinctive style. Indeed I found the lyrics of the title track replaying in my head the following day, conclusive evidence that this is a truly memorable recording. In summary: superb old school blues performed in a contemporary setting, very highly recommended
Artist: Little G Weevil
Title Of Album: The Teaser
Year Of Release: 2011
Label: Apple Picker Music
Genre: Blues
Format: MP3
Quality: 320 kbps
Total Time: 00:47:13
Total Size: 109mb
WebSite: myspace
Tracks: ------
01. Real Men Don`t Dance - 3:23
02. The Teaser - 3:41
 03. Big City Life - 4:40
04. Back Porch - 3:44
05. Highway 78 - 5:11
06. Apple Picker - 4:44
07. Dad`s Story - 2:34
08. 8. 47 - 4:41
09. Liquor Store - 2:40
10. She Used To Call Me Sugar - 4:25
11. Losing Cool - 3:25
12. Which Way Shall I Go - 3:58
Little G Weevil

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