Thursday, June 6, 2013
Paul Gabriel and the Blues
"328 Chauncy Street" is all instrumental and all-world, with solos from Robillard and Gabriel on the guitars, and a really fine solo from Bruce Bears on organ. And by the way, what fictional family lived on Chauncey Street? (answer buried below). "Baby I Wish" returns to a soulful mournful mid-tempo blues with Gabriel's lyrics backed by the full band and in particular the sax section and Bears on organ.
This is a wow CD. It's on a small label, "Blue Dutchess", which is the imprint of Duke Robillard, and hopefully it will get lots of radio play to find a wider audience. In the meantime, listen to a masterly recording and tell your friends about it. If you are into guitars check out his website and gallery of guitars.
Oh -- The Kramdens