Man's Temptation CD (1999)

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Label Delmark
SKU 60323719
UPC 038153073220
UPC 14 00038153073220
Format CD
Release Date 8/10/1999
Author Rockin Johnny Band
Technical Info
Engineer John Parkinson
Producer Robert G. Koester
CatalogID DE 732
Lable Name Delmark (Label)
Released 08/10/1999
Original Release 1999
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 64m : 52s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00038153073220
Album Notes and Credits
The Rockin' Johnny Band: Johnny Burgin (vocals, guitar); Rick Kreher (guitar); Martin Lang (harmonica); Donny Nichilo (piano); Sho Komiya (bass); Kenny Smith (drums).
Recorded at Riverside Studio, Chicago, Illinois on October 20, 1998 and April 15, 1999. Includes liner notes by Justin O'Brien.
Personnel: Johnny Burgin (vocals, guitar); Martin Lang (harmonica); Donny Nichilo (piano); Kenny Smith (drums).
Audio Mixers: Johnny Burgin; Blaise Barton.
Liner Note Author: Justin OBrien.
Recording information: Riverside Studio, Chicago, IL (10/??/1998-04/15/1999).
Photographer: Susan Greenberg.
Johnny Burgin's second recording features his band alone, no special stars or guests, and they stand up quite well instrumentally and traditionally. Tinges of rockabilly, soul or pop may creep in, but they play Chicago style blues in a manner very similar to Paul Butterfield. They may be more like Butter, especially Johnny's vocals, than any band heard in the past thirty years and that's a good thing. Burgin sings and plays lead guitar, with help from Willie "Big Eyes" Smith's son Kenny on drums, solid electric bass guitarist Sho Komiya, veteran second guitarist Rick Kreher and Martin Lang, a very fine harmonicist who anchors many of these tunes with Johnny. Five of the thirteen cuts are written by Burgin, the soulful title track very much like Butter. "Down Here On The Ground" (not the standard) is most rockin', "My Heart Aches For You," a typical 12 bar blues, "Deal Me Some Love" is slower and could be a hit, while "In The Groove" is an upbeat instrumental. The obbligatory John Lee Hooker tune "This Is Hip" is not a boogie, but a swinging blues, "Midnight Special" a king snake swamp sneaky instrumental based on "Help Me," while "Catfish Blues" is more Hooker-ish. "Desperate," another potential hit, sounds like Robert Cray stylistically, while "Little Rain" is more out of Eric Clapton's bag. Johnny is hitting on several different types of blues, all successful and well done. Bets are that they're more energetic on stage, and perhaps that will be the next step in this bands recorded discogaphy. Recommended. ~ Michael G. Nastos
Disc 1
1 Twist With Me Annie
2 Man's Temptation
3 My Heart Aches For You
4 Down Hero On The Ground
5 Desperate
6 Little Rain
7 I'd Like To Have A Girl Like You
8 Deal Me Some Love
9 This Is Hip
10 Midnight Special
11 Twist It Baby
12 Catfish Blues
13 In The Groove
14 Tomorrow Night
Product Attributes
Artist Rockin Johnny Band
Label Delmark Records
Music Format Compact Disc

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