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Buddy Flett - Mississippi Sea

Bitrate: 320K/s
Year: 2007
Time: 51:00
Size: 118,2 MB
Label: Out of the Past
Styles: Louisiana Blues
Art: Front

Tracks Listing:
 1. Baby's Back In Town - 4:09
 2. Done Somebody Wrong - 3:39
 3. I Hear You Callin' - 3:50
 4. Mississippi Sea - 4:55
 5. Stoner Hill - 5:53
 6. Hideaway - 3:45
 7. Dance For Me - 3:25
 8. Mama's Kitchen - 4:02
 9. Run For The Levee - 5:36
10. Linin' Track - 2:32
11. What Have I Done - 5:35
12. Don't You Lie To Me - 3:35

Buddy Flett is a storyteller. Laboring on as a regional sensation for over 36 years, Fletts stock rose in the international market last year with the huge success of Kenny Wayne Sheperds Ten Days Out: Blues From the Backroads album in which he and Kenny played the AAA-radio success Honky Tonk. Thriving on this new found popularity, Flett produced this CD with Steve Howell and what we get is a talking book of musical influence from the South.
Flett throughout the 12 tracks (9 of which are Fletts own) of this disc blends country & western, country blues, ragtime, blues-rock, and singer-songwriter-like storytelling of how the South was and is for him throughout his life. Kenny Wayne Shepherd makes a guest appearance on the highly touted Flett tune I Hear Ya Callin but for the most part the arrangements are laid bare with just Flett and some minor accompaniment.
The first track Babys Back In Town blurs the lines between country & western and country blues, showing that indeed a bluesman taught Hank Williams Sr. and probably Jimmy Rogers how to play guitar and sing songs about everyday people and their troubles. Done Somebody Wrong is Fletts interpretation of another slide guitar giant; Elmore James and he does it with ease without bordering on mimicry. On the aforementioned, I Hear Ya Callin Fletts vocals soar over the top of an acoustic-fied Kenny Wayne Shepherd solo. Fletts love for Texas-style blues is demonstrated perfectly on the lone acoustic reworking of Freddie Kings Hideaway. The autobiographical album title track and Mamas Kitchen are obvious very intimate personal looks into Fletts own life and dont sound dull or too folky not to please a blues crowd. The acoustic blues-rock of Run To the Levee is a personal favorite and shows that when blues-rock is done right, it can make even a die-hard traditionalist perk up their ears and enjoy themselves. Flett also rollicks through Leadbellys Linin Track and doesnt give the over-produced feel that Aerosmiths reworking Hangmans Jury gave to the song, but instead traces back to the roots of the song and arranges it from there. Flett doesnt try to be something hes not or stray from his roots, either.
Fletts continued touring and working with Shepherd along with the strong songwriting and musicianship that goes along with playing anything for 36 years has paid off for Flett and as the comfort level and confidence displayed here, he doesnt make it sound like its success thats come too late.

Mississippi Sea

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