Do What's Right (2008)

01 My Old Friend
02 Do What's Right
03 Sign Of The Times/Feel Like A Stranger Here
04 Everyday
05 I Feel All Right
06 Oh Glory How Happy I Am
07 I'm Not Crying
08 Find A Way

Jack Pearson : guitars, lead vocals
Dennis Wage : Hammond organ, keyboards, background vocals
Elizabeth Pearson : bass, background vocals
Doug Belote : drums

Quite ten years after his last productions, Jack Pearson, the ex ABB guitarist for two years in the nineties, is back with this album which is in his old band spirit. We have here a classical blues cover (Rvd Gary Davis ‘Oh Glory How Happy I Am’), new versions of old titles (‘My Old Friend’, ‘I Feel All Right’, ‘Find A Way’) with long improvisations, and some new songs. There are different style, form the basic one with gospel very well played (‘Oh Glory How Happy I Am’), until a complex jazz rock, with a real boogie song with a good slide guitar and piano parts. We are very fast in the spirit of the album, and the diversity of the songs styles can show that Jack Pearson is not only a really good slide guitar player. He is so gifted with his guitar that he can play many different styles, and it’s logical when we know he was selected to play with the Allman Brothers. Bu here, we don’t have any guitars duets or polyrhythm harmonies with the drummer and the percussionist, the band with just a few musicians is focused on the essential of music, even if Dennis Wage is able to push his leader to his best. During this time, an excellent rhythm section, with Mrs Pearson on bass guitar, gives the tempo for the good vocals of the leader.
A real good band, truly good compositions, all this give an ensemble that all the musicians and ABB and Johnny Neel fans should enjoy.
Yves Philippot-Degand

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