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Now this is a nice idea, and one that translates rather nicely to disc. Bluesman Reverend Shawn Amos manages to keep one foot firmly in the blues tradition whilst the other wanders… wherever. So it is that this five track CD EP contain material he recorded for his informal Sunday morning sessions on Youtube, with a never static aggregation of musicians. The good Reverend’s vocals and harmonica playing and the loose line-ups are well suited to these tracks. They range from his re-working of The Faces ‘Ooh La La’ (one of Shawn’s ambitions is to restore the blues to classic British rock), via The Alabama Shakes’ ‘Hold On’, Devo’s sole hit single ‘Whip It’, here transformed into an R’n’B dancer, Richard Berry’s 1959 song ‘Have Love Will Travel’, though Shawn got his version from garage band The Sonics’ 1965 hit version, and on to Tom Waits via The Holmes Brothers, ‘Jesus Gonna Be Here’. The recording quality is sometimes raw as suits the nicely relaxed material, but that’s never a problem, and the good news is that we can expect more – and soon!
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