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Terry Evans


Terry Evans - Walk That Walk - 2000 - Telarc

A terrific Blues-Soul album from the great blues vocalist, Terry Evans. Evans has given vocal support to legends like John Lee Hooker, Ry Cooder and John Fogerty, to name just three. Evans is a superb songwriter, and this is a true blues roots original. Check out the brilliant drumming from the legendary Jim Keltner. An excellent album, VHR by A.O.O.F.C


1. Walk That Walk
2. Story Of My Life, The
3. Stone's Throw Away, A
4. Dancin' With Your Belly Up
5. Don't Give Up
6. Let's Have A Ball
7. I'll Get Over You
8. I Want To Go Back
9. Credit Card Blues


Terry Evans - vocals, acoustic guitar
Jeff Alviani -- keyboards
Gil Bernal -- tenor saxophone
Phil Bloch -- tambourine
Ry Cooder -- guitar
Kenny Dew -- bass
Willie Green Jr. -- vocals
Jim Keltner -- drums
John "Juke" Logan -- harmonica
Jesse Samsel -- guitar
Ray Williams -- vocals


Terry Evans has one of the most identifiable voices in blues and roots music, providing vocal support for the likes of John Lee Hooker, Ry Cooder and John Fogerty. In recent years, Evans has come to the forefront as a concert headliner with a stunning series of well-received recordings. Telarc is pleased to announce the label debut of the celebrated vocalist with the release of Walk that Walk, which includes guitar master Ry Cooder and the great session drummer Jim Keltner.
Walk that Walk draws on a rich musical legacy. Born in Vicksburg, Mississippi (Willie Dixon’s hometown), Terry Evans’ first exposure to music was in the church choir. He headed out to Los Angeles in 1962 and soon made his mark with a group called the Turnarounds. In the '70s, Evans performed with singer Bobby King as a soul duo, and eventually they became Ry Cooder’s principal back-up vocalists. Evans' breakthrough came during the movie Crossroads, where he sang on "Down in Mississippi" and the title piece during the film.
Voice-wise, Evans sounds almost as good on Walk that Walk as he did in the '60s, when he rolled out "The Birds and the Bees" and it broke nationally. He writes excellent songs and hires top-of-the-line backup names. Evans whoops it up on the harp-spiced "The Story of My Life," sets a spiritual tone on "Don’t Give Up," and wails in "Credit Card Blues." The album is rounded out with raspy, festive covers of “A Stone’s Throw Away,” “Dancin’ With Your Belly Up” and “Let’s Have A Ball.”
Produced by Joe Harley, Evans’ longtime producer, Walk that Walk features Cooder and Keltner on all nine tracks. Evans is also joined by keyboardist Jeff Alviani, saxophonist Gil Bernal, bassist Kenny Dew, harpist John “Juke” Logan, guitarist Jesse Samsel, and vocalists Willie Green, Jr. and Ray Williams. © Telarc International Corporation
Terry Evans is a bluesman from Vicksburg, Mississippi, the hometown of Willie Dixon. His new CD, Walk That Walk, finds the singer and guitarist carrying on in the tradition of masters like Dixon. Evans' breakthrough took place in the late '80s when he sang "Down in the Mississippi" and the title piece for the film Crossroads. © JAZZIZ Magazine Copyright © 2000, Milor Entertainment, Inc.
Unexpectedly catchy and fun. Sometimes the mix feels off, but there's soul here too often missing in modern blues. © laze , © 2001-2007 ADDreviews


Terry Evans has become a soulful, gospel-flavored vocalist fronting a band, but his career took many steps to reach that pinnacle. Like many blues artists, his first exposure to music was in church, where he sang in the junior choir. As is often the case, his parents allowed him to sing only gospel, but on the sneak, he listened to blues artists such as Elmore James, Little Walter, Albert King, and B.B. King.
His first break was as a member of a Southern vocal group, the Knights. From there, he moved to Southern California and began picking up guitar and writing songs. Among the songs he wrote were "Love Is a Precious Thing," which was recorded by Pops Staples, and "Hop, Skip, and Jump," recorded by Louie Jordan.
In the '70s, he performed as a duo with Bobby King, performing on the chitlin circuit to purvey their brand of Stax-styled soul and gospel. A hard-working performer, Evans continued with King while at the same time working as a background vocalist for Ry Cooder, both on Cooder's albums and in the touring band. Evans' breakthrough came during the movie Crossroads, where he sang lead on "Down in Mississippi" and the title piece during the film.
In 1993, Evans released his first solo album, Blues for Thought, on Pointblank. While providing backing vocal tracks for Lloyd Jones' Trouble Monkey, he attracted the attention of record producer Joe Harley, who then signed Evans to Audioquest. Evans recorded two fine albums with Harley, Puttin' It Down and Come to the River. Walk That Walk followed in early 2000; Mississippi Magic was issued a year later. © Char Ham, All Music Guide


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