Friday, January 20, 2017
Mississippi Heat, Cab Driving Man
To such a solid core of singers and instruments we add sax, keys, drums and bass and get a soul-blues spectrum of genuine syntheses between classic past and very alive present.
They run the gamut on the album from hard popping funk blues to boogie, slithering steam to down-on-it heaviness.
They manage to get the grooves going on true-to-self numbers one through sixteen, inclusive. It's one of those albums that looses none of the power of the classic forms yet finds ways to avoid a simple clone. Fresh is the word!
An excellent band in a terrific new album. I cannot imagine you would be disappointed with this one. Not, that is, if you expect the real blues, something that measures up to the greats yet speaks to today.
Oh, yes it does.