Really Blue

Really Blue

by Tom Principato

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Overview

Principato's seventh album continues the tradition of strong guitar work coupled with vocals that are less than scintillating but never offensive, wedded to material that's more of a showcase for his playing than it is actual songs. He gives his blues-shuffle-in-E chops a workout on Johnny Jones' "Sweet Little Woman" (a cleaned-up version of the "dozens"), and his blues-rock licks get trotted out on a stiff version of Robert Johnson's "Walkin' Blues" and the T-Birds-like "Standing at the Crossroads Again." On the plus side, the minor-key slow blues workout "Really Blue," the jazzy "In Orbit" and his tribute to Danny Gatton ("One For Danny") all have their moments, and "In Another Dream" shows real originality. While Principato's penchant for ending a phrase with a trademarked triplet can get annoying in a hurry, fans of hot, well-executed guitar who aren't fussy about familiar contexts will enjoy this album.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/25/2003
Label: Voodoo Records
UPC: 0061432003526
catalogNumber: 115
Rank: 149009

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tom Principato   Primary Artist,Bass,Guitar,Bass Guitar,Vocals
John G. Perry   Bass,Vocal Harmony
Big Joe Maher   Drums
Wes Johnson   Drums
Chuck Leavell   Keyboards,Hammond Organ,Wurlitzer
Tom Lepson   Hammond Organ
Clark Matthews   Drums
Gali Sanchez   Percussion
Jeff Sarli   Upright Bass
Steve Wolf   Bass
Kurt Kratch   Bass

Technical Credits

Tom Principato   Producer
Peter Bonta   Producer,Engineer
Jeff Covert   Engineer
Bruno Boussard   Artwork
Bob Dawson   Producer,Engineer

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