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Delta Moon - Delta Moon - 2002 - Delta Moon

This is a brilliant, traditional, classic blues album from the largely unknown, Atlanta based, Delta Moon. There are some outstanding vocals, and the two slide guitar players are smokin.' Delta Moon cover some songs by the legendary Son House, Fred McDowell and Willie Dixon, as well as some of their own compositions. This is yet another blues band who really should be heard by a wider audience. This album is HR by A.O.O.F.C. Buy their terrific "Goin' Down South" album, and keep the blues alive.

TRACKS

1. Preachin' Blues
2. House Of Dolls
3. Mansfield Road
4. Shake 'Em On Down
5. You Can't Make Somebody Love You
6. Fooling Around
7. She's Mine, She's Yours
8. Big Road Blues
9. Jelly Roll
10. Wang Dang Doodle
11. Play Me A Song, Little Blind Boy

BAND

Charles Wolff - Drums
Gerry Hanson - Drums
Gina Leigh - Percussion, Vocals
Mark Johnson - Slide Guitar
Mark Johnson - Slide Guitar
Scott Callison - Percussion
Tom Gray - Keyboards, Vocals, Lap Steel Guitar
Tommy Dean - Bass, Vocals (Background)

REVIEWS

2003: CD of the Year © Kweevak.com
"Delta Moon strikes gold with raw intensity." © Southeast Performer
"All in all an excellent disc, unique yet in a classic vein. Recommended without reservation!" © www.mnblues.com
"The name says it all: gutbucket Delta-style blues featuring a classy female singer and a pair of funky, slunky slide guitarists who play as one voice." © The Charlotte Observer
"Another stellar newcomer to the national music scene ... Delta Moon is poised for greatness, with nothing but a lot of opportunity and a very bright future ahead of them." © Hittin' the Note
"This is an excellent-sounding album with lots of production punch, soulful performances, and spirited playing. Best of show: a rumble through Fred McDowell's 'Shake 'Em On Down' and Gray's greasy 'House of Dolls.'"© Blues Revue
"A forehead-slappingly fantastic combo that wipes the floor with most of the competition." © The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Two slide guitars speak in tongues and a young woman dances a siren dance." © Creative Loafing Atlanta
"A perfect example of contemporary Southern roots music at its most affecting." © All Music Guide
"Delta Moon has tapped into a vein of music that is as old as the hills and as vital as a river." © Playgrounds Magazine, Columbus, GA

ABOUT THE BAND

Delta Moon -- winner of the Blues Foundation's International Blues Challenge held in Memphis, February 1, 2003 -- formed in the late 1990s when Gina Leigh, Mark Johnson, and Tom Gray all lived within a few blocks of each other in Atlanta's Inman Park neighborhood. The three got together regularly in Mark's livingroom to work up arrangements of classic blues and original songs for two slide guitars and voices. Soon, joined by a rotating cast of percussionists, drummers, and bassists, the band was playing in rib joints, nightclubs, and festivals around Atlanta and neighboring cities. Following the March 2002 release of their debut CD, imaginatively entitled "Delta Moon," the band started ranging farther from home, taking their energetic stage show across the US, Canada and Europe. As one audience member said, "Thanks for inviting us to your party!" © 1999 - 2008 Kweevak.com

6 comments:

Kat said...

Thanks for this. I'd never heard them before and got hooked by the very first song.

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi! Kat. They're a great band. You've got good taste in music! I'm trying to find more of their stuff. TVM for comments, and keep'em coming! Talk to you soon

KODRA said...

I have some of Delta moon albums but not this. But...always have ...but.Link is not work!

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi hodra. Thanks for comment. Expect new link within 5 days.

Anonymous said...

Please, help!
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Your post are nice!

A.O.O.F.C said...

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