Roman Carter, “Never Slow Down (Full CD) [MySpace]
In a year that graced us with a new album from Bettye Lavette, now we get Roman Carter of the famed Carter Brothers (Albert, Jerry, Roman) bringing us some funked up blues. The album is a collaboration with LA producer Tom Rothrock (Beck, Elliott Smith, R.L. Burnside). From what I can tell so far, it has much of the energy and vibe that I loved about the Robert Randolph record last year by bringing church to the party and the party to church. While mixing blues with hip hop and samples isn’t necessarily a new technique, it does add some flavor to this year’s catalog. Expect this to be in frequent rotation in coffee houses across the globe and a welcome addition to Twangville. File under: Blues / Soul
Also Look For
BILL STAINES, BOOKER T. JONES WITH JOLIE HOLLAND, BRIGHT EYES, CONWAY TWITTY, DION DIMUCCI, GRAM PARSONS & FLYING BURRITO BROTHERS, JOHN SEBASTIAN & DAVID GRISMAN, LITTLE BIG TOWN, LUCINDA BLACK BEAR, NICK DRAKE, OR THE WHALE, PETER MULVEY, PINE HILL HAINTS, ROBIN & LINDA WILLIAMS, RONNIE EARL & THE BROADCASTERS, STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN, THE MOTHER TRUCKERS, VAN MORRISON and more. See our Release Calendar for more new releases like these.
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