The Blues Roll On (CD - 2008)

1. The Blues Rolls On (with Warren Haynes & Kim Wilson)
2. Night Time (with John Nemeth & Angela Strehli)
3. Yonders Wall (with Ronnie Baker Brooks & Tommy Castro)
4. Struttin’ My Stuff (with Derek Trucks & Warren Haynes)
5. Keep a Dollar In Your Pocket (with B.B. King)
6. Who’s The Fool (with John Nemeth & Kid Andersen)
7. Black Gal (with R.C. Carrier & Andre Thierry)
8. Oklahoma
9. Come On In This House (with Homemade Jamz Band)
10. I Found Out (with John Nemeth, James Cotton & Angela Strehli)
11. Send You Back To Georgia (with George Thorogood)
12. Honest I Do (with John Nemeth)

Everybody can buy this album since September 2008 the 23rd. This album looks a little bit like Charlie Daniels’ Deuce, with a special Blues orientation. He has invited some famous guests to play these songs : Junior Wells (“Come On In This House”), The Butterfield Band (“Yonders Wall”), Hound Dog Taylor (“Send You Back To Georgia”), Jimmy Reed (“Honest I Do”), and some original songs including the famous “Struttin’ My Stuff”. Here is a cd made for money, but it is not a problem as Elvin should deserve to be better known,
especially in Europe.
If this album has been made for money, it however deserves to be listened. With twelve songs, just like the French bluesman Patrick Verbeke, Elvin plays every different style of blues he knows, classic shuffle with harmonica and slide guitar (“The Blues Rolls On”), a great slow blues (“Night Time”), blues from Chicago with slide guitar and horns (“Yonders Wall”), funky blues (“Struttin’ My Stuff”), a little chat and a big swing (“Keep A Dollar In Your Pocket”), a quiet song about love problems (“Who’s The Fool”), a Cajun song with accordion and spoons (“Black Gal”), a dusty roots song just like Hooker and old Southern rocks did (“Oklahoma”), Southern style like Train I ride with saxophone and harmonica (“I Found Out”), a boogie Rock n’ Roll with a great slide solo (“Send You Back To Georgia”), and even an instrumental song, slow and heavy, with a dialogue between the harmonica and the slide guitar and some terrible cymbals sounds.
And here Elvin took you to the land of Blues and made you travel even if you didn’t notice it, and without being borrowed. Guests (Blues best musicians) are very pleasant to hear and bring their special way of playing. That’s great ! So ready to come ? Take your tickets, you won’t regret them !

Yves Philippot-Degand

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