American Soul

American Soul

by Mick Hucknall


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Continuing with his journey through the past, Mick Hucknall doesn't focus on a specific singer, the way he did on 2008's Tribute to Bobby, where he saluted his idol Bobby Bland. Here, on the 2012 American Soul, Hucknall pays tribute to, well, American soul, selecting 12 soul standards, most of them from the '60s. Hucknall bends the rules a bit, allowing the Animals' "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood" into the mix to flirt with Jimmy Reed's "Baby What You Want Me to Do," but he generally sticks to well-loved standards such as "I'd Rather Go Blind," "Lonely Avenue," "I Only Have Eyes for You," and "Tell It Like It Is." Compared to Tribute to Bobby, this adds a bit of grit to its production in its attempt to sound like old-fashioned soul, and that's why it's a better record: it gets closer to the spirit and sound of what Hucknall loves.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/06/2012
Label: Warner Bros Uk
UPC: 0825646557899
catalogNumber: 4655789
Rank: 87326

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mick Hucknall   Primary Artist,Vocals,Background Vocals
Isobel Griffiths   Brass
Steve Lewinson   Bass
Andy Ross   Saxophone
Peter-John Vettese   Keyboards
Danny Saxon   Keyboards
Andy Wright   Bass,Percussion,Keyboards
Mark "Snowboy" Cotgrove   Percussion
Geoff Holroyde   Drums
Mark Jaimes   Guitar
Kenji Suzuki   Guitar
Barnaby Dickinson   Trombone
Gavin Goldberg   Guitar
Vezio Bacci   Bass
Dave Clayton   Keyboards
Patrick Murdoch   Guitar
London Session Horns   Brass
Roman Roth   Drums

Technical Credits

Andy Wright   Producer
Adrian Hall   Engineer
Holloway   Composer
Gavin Goldberg   Additional Production
Manzanero   Composer
McDougal   Composer

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American Soul 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Please, Mick does not like the term "Blue Eyed Soul". All Mick's songs are great.