Superbly swingin’ blues Swingadelic – Bluesville

Superbly swingin’ blues Swingadelic – BLUESVILLE:   When I first reviewed this group on their “Mercerville” release, I fell in love with their talent instantly… you’ll hear every form of superbly swingin’ blues on their new release… all the way from Muddy Waters electric style to the “uptown” blues riffs from players like Ray Charles, this album has it all.

Though I didn’t find a YouTube channel for them, you’ll find many performances by them there… here’s one of the more lively ones I found…

The new release features ultra-cool songs like Bukka White’s “Parchman Farm“, in a style like you’ve never heard it before… you should definitely get out your blue-suedes, ‘coz your feet will be itchin’ to get up & dance all AROUND the parlor.  (Editor’s note:  since I wrote this review, Dave from Swingadelic came back and let me know that the YouTube channel you can SUBSCRIBE to is MrSwingadelic – enjoy)

The player list for Swingadelic is far, FAR too long to itemize here, but you can check it out on the BandCamp release page.   If you’re an organ fan like am, you’re going to dig down deep (and repeatedly) into “Riff’n On McGrif’n“; DJ’s are gonna’ be spinning this track religiously, especially blues & jazz stations (it’s only 3:18 long, so a perfect length for radio)!

You won’t find a hipper performance of Mose Allison’s “I Love the Life I Live” (except for Mose, of course, lol) than what you’ll hear as you listen to Swingadelic’s soulful iteration of it.

Of the fourteen stellar songs offered up for your blues bash, my choice for personal favorite was (without question) the band’s performance of Lefty Frizzel’s “You’re Humbuggin’ Me“… quite simply, it’s the gutsiest blues performance I’ve listened to (yet) in 2020!

I give Swingadelic a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.98 for this excellent blues journey.  Get more information on the Swingadelic website.                                 Rotcod Zzaj

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Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
Dick Metcalf (aka Rotcod Zzaj) is a globe-hopping musician and poet who spent many years roving the world until he finally settled in his current abode, Lacey, Washington... just down the road from Seattle. He started IMPROVIJAZZATION NATION magazine in 1990 (still being published), and Contemporary Fusion Reviews magazine in 2016. He also was a keyboard player & singer for many years... you can hear (and download for free) many of those works at his "Internet Archive Collection". If you'd like to support our efforts and get something in return, there are also a few of these albums for sale on the Rotcod Zzaj BandCamp site"

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