Friday, 12 July 2013

Watermelon Slim & Super Chikan - Okiesippi Blues


Authentic. This is an album of mainly self-penned blues numbers played simply but perfectly. Watermelon Slim and Super Chikan, respectively Bill Homans and James Johnson, join their crisp blues talents - again respectively slide and harp, and finger pickin’, as well as distinctive vocals - for storytelling and blues playing that feels as natural as breathing. The one wonderful anachronism is the George Harrison merge Within You Without You/Dinde performed with xylophone and chants: delightfully far-out in this otherwise grass-roots blues context. Indeed, this is followed by closer Moonshine, by Johnson, which reverts back to the conversational partnership, two blues brothers sharing vocals in an easy chit-chat style but with consummate guitars and harp playing.

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