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Rick Moore & the Mr. Lucky Band

Rick Moore & the Mr. Lucky Band - Satisfied - 2000 - MRL

This, the second CD from Rick Moore & Mr. Lucky, simply reeks of Memphis soul and down-home blues. The CD is filled to the rim with straight-ahead rhythms, melodic hooks, stinging guitar, and Moore's throaty vocals, all melting together to form a smooth, impressive recording. Comparisons can be made to such diverse artists as J.J. Cale, Delbert McClinton, and Little Feat during the first and second listen, but by the third spin, it was obvious that Rick Moore is most assuredly his own man, with his own unique style and Southern accent. They say 13 is an unlucky number. Not so with Mr. Lucky, whose 13 tracks herein, 11 of which were penned by Moore himself, are all winners. "Take It Down to Memphis" rocks with some superior saxophone from guest artist Jimmy Hall and scorching slide guitar. And speaking of guests, Moore enlists a few other heavy hitters to add to the mix, including Jack Pearson, Wayne Jackson, and Jimmy Nalls. Albert King's "I Wanta Get Funky" is one of only two cover tunes on the album, and both it and B.B. King's "Sell My Monkey" are treated to new, almost Southern rock style arrangements at the hand of Moore, who is obviously as good at producing and arranging as he is at guitar and songwriting. On one of the album's most outstanding tracks, "Dark Before Daylight," Will Rhodarmor blows some of the meanest harp ever committed to disc, and the set opener, "Satisfied Man," is a real barnburner. Hats off to Rick Moore and Mr. Lucky for creating one super-fine blues album that is sure to leave you "satisfied." © Michael B. Smith © 2010 Rovi Corporation. All Rights Reserved. http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:jvfpxqlkldde

Rick Moore is a singer/songwriter/guitarist who hails from Bolivar, (east of Memphis), in the cotton country of west Tennessee At an early age he was exposed to all the great music that was created from Muscle Shoals to Memphis. Artists like B.B. King, Freddie King, Carl Perkins, Hank Williams, Fats Domino, Jimmy Reed and John Lee Hooker influenced his music. Rick played guitar since he was a young kid in the 60's. He was a part-time DJ for WLAC in Nashville, and other local Memphis stations, and while in high school, he played in local bands. In the seventies and eighties, while living in Memphis, he worked with Don McMinn (Memphis Blues Revue), song-writer Kieth Sykes, and played all over Mississippi with the Coon Elder Band. Rick also did some work with The Amazing Rhythm Aces, and in 1983 he toured Europe with Mink (Willie) DeVille. Rick spent time in places like Key West, Boulder, CO, and New York, and in 1987 he came to Nashville, becoming a popular artist in the Rock & Roll, blues, and R&B scene. "Satisfied" is a great album of Memphis soul blues and swamp rock from Rick. The great line-up of musicians on this album includes guitarist, Jim Nalls, who was a founding member of Sea Level, and also played with Dr.John. Rick wrote/co-wrote eleven of the album tracks. He also covers Albert King's "I Wanta Get Funky", and B.B.King's "Sell My Monkey". Buy Rick Moore's rockin' "Live In The USA" album


1 Satisfied Man - Rick Moore
2 Better Off With the Blues - Rick Moore
3 Take It Down to Memphis - Rick Moore
4 Good Man Gone Bad - Rick Moore/Rhodarmor, Will
5 (I Wanta) Get Funky - Albert King
6 Hello Darkness - Rick Moore
7 Come And Go With Me - King, Jerry "Snake"/Rick Moore
8 She's Allright - Rick Moore/Jim Nalls
9 Act Of Faith - Phil Dillon/Edwards, Bill/Rick Moore
10 Dark Before Daylight - Rick Moore
11 Memphis Stripper - Tim Hinkley/Jerry McBee/Rick Moore
12 Sell My Monkey - King, Riley "B.B."
13 Fire in the Delta - Rick Moore


Rick Moore - Guitar, Vocals
Jim Nalls - Guitar, Guitar (Rhythm)
Shane Stafford, Jack Pearson - Guitar
Sam Stafford - Slide Guitar
Joe Warner - Organ (Hammond)
Tim Hinkley - Piano
Nick Buda - Percussion, Drums
Jerry Hall - Percussion, Saxophone
Doug Moffett - Saxophone, Native American Instruments
Wayne Jackson - Trumpet, Horn Arrangements, Native American Instruments
Will Rhodarmor - Blues Harp on "Dark Before Daylight"
The Primates, Vickie Carrico, Nanette Britt - Vocals (bckgr)