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Count Your Blessings CD 1 of 1

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Format: CD
Sku: 63821798
UPC: 800595100327
UPC 14: 00800595100327
Release Date: 3/9/2011
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Heavy On My Mind ~ Nick Moss & The Flip Tops
2. Count Your Blessings ~ Nick Moss & The Flip Tops
3. Gold Digger ~ Nick Moss & The Flip Tops
4. Do You Know ~ Nick Moss & The Flip Tops
5. Hip Toss ~ Nick Moss & The Flip Tops
6. Porchlight ~ Nick Moss & The Flip Tops
7. I'm Mad ~ Nick Moss & The Flip Tops
8. So Tired ~ Nick Moss & The Flip Tops
9. Panic Attack ~ Nick Moss & The Flip Tops
10. Break Bad ~ Nick Moss & The Flip Tops
11. W-A-S-T-E-D ~ Nick Moss & The Flip Tops
12. Barrelhouse Woman ~ Nick Moss & The Flip Tops
13. Ain't Times Hard ~ Nick Moss & The Flip Tops
14. Hey Hey ~ Nick Moss & The Flip Tops
15. This Little Voice ~ Nick Moss & The Flip Tops
16. I Chose To Sing The Blues ~ Nick Moss & The Flip Tops
17. She Brought Life Back To The Dead ~ Nick Moss & The Flip Tops
18. Lightnin' ~ Nick Moss & The Flip Tops

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Nick Moss & The Flip Tops: Nick Moss (vocals, guitar); Kate Moss (guitar); Curtis Santiago (harmonica); Barrelhouse Chuck (organ); Andy Lester (bass); Greg Campbell (drums).
Muze PNote Includes liner notes by Justin O'Brien/
Muze PNote Personnel: Nick Moss (vocals, guitar); Curtis Salgado, Lynwood Slim, Sam Myers (vocals, harmonica); Barrelhouse Chuck (vocals, piano, organ, Farfisa, Wurlitzer organ); Anson Funderburgh (guitar); John Bradley (upright bass); Willie "Big Eyes" Smith (drums).
Muze PNote Audio Mixers: Ben Soleim; Nick Moss; Richard Duran.
Muze PNote Recording information: ASC Sumet Recording Studios, Dallas, TX (12/19/2002-01/06/2003); Engine Studios, Chicago, IL (12/19/2002-01/06/2003).
Muze PNote Photographers: Scott Gross; Kate Moss .
Muze PNote Playing guitar for Chicago blues heavyweights like Jimmy Rogers (not to be confused with old-time country singer Jimmie Rodgers) and Jimmy Dawkins looks good on a resume, but it wouldn't mean as much if Nick Moss hadn't learned a lot from those experiences. Obviously, Rogers and Dawkins taught him well -- very well, in fact. Although Count Your Blessings was recorded in late 2002 and early 2003, this CD has no problem capturing the spirit of electric Chicago blues in the '50s and '60s. Moss' performances aren't slick; the singer/guitarist's tough, rugged, gritty approach recalls the glory days of Chess Records, and sometimes brings to mind Magic Sam (who recorded for Delmark, not Chess, but was heavily influenced by the Chess sound). Technically, Moss isn't a great singer; he doesn't have the biggest vocal range in the world. Nonetheless, the Chicagoan gets his points across and demonstrates that a vocalist doesn't need a mind-blowing range to be expressive. And while Moss' singing is merely competent, his guitar playing is excellent; when Moss takes an electric guitar solo, no one will accuse him of lacking chops. Nor will Moss be accused of lacking skills as a songwriter -- all of the songs that he wrote for Count Your Blessings are memorable. In terms of the tracks' sequence, Moss does something interesting: he sticks to original material during the first half of the CD and focuses on other artists' songs after that. It's as though Moss wants to make sure listeners know what he can do as a composer before he moves on to material by famous bluesmen, the likes of whom range from Big Bill Broonzy ("Hey Hey") and Leroy Carr ("Barrelhouse Woman") to James Cotton ("Lightnin'"). All things considered, Count Your Blessings is a CD that Moss should be proud to have in his catalog. ~Alex Henderson

Producer: Nick Moss; Richard Duran

Engineer: Mark Petty; Ben Soleim; Andy Bosnak

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Blues Conspiracy:live On The Legendar

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 05/20/2003
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2003
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 1003
Music Label Name Label : Blue Bella Records
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00800595100327

Professional Reviews

Living Blues (9/03, p.68)
- "...There are numerous guests on COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS....While those luminaries add to the mix, Moss' energetic style provides reason enough to pick up this album..."

Mojo (Publisher)
(11/03, p.131)
- 4 stars out of 5 - "...He speaks in a voice that's both his own and pungently accented with tradition..."

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Moss,Nick & The Fli
Product attributeLabel:   Blue Bella Records
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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