"In Performance at the White House", which aired last night on PBS, celebrated Memphis Soul in grand fashion. An hour long concert paying tribute to some of the greatest music ever committed to disc, it had it's ups and downs.
It's easy to see why Walker is collecting worldwide accolades, awards, fame, and recognition. It's only January and his new release, Hellfire, is almost certain to rank among the best albums of the year!
If this is what blues is like in Israel, we want more! This is a solid album that is full of texture, soul, and righteous blues. Bring this album home today, throw on a good set of headphones, and get lost in it. You won't regret it.
Kim Wilson's singing has never been better! His harp playing is inspired, but brilliantly restrained, making it all the more poignant. Again, the band does a spectacular job, and the playing is impressive throughout. This is an excellent album, and definitely worth the long wait.
An originator of the so-called Tulsa Sound, Cale's career spanned over 50 years, beginning in 1958. A multi-instrumentalist and song writer, Cale also worked as an engineer. He was renowned for his songwriting, writing a number of hit songs
This entire album is a great listen; because the recording and mix is so well executed, the presentation of the performances is elegant, rich, clear, and has a lot of depth! Everyone is at the top of their game here.