A sweet 70s groover from the great Lonnie Smith – a soulful little session that has the keyboardist really stretching out in some great ways! At the time, Smith fares a lot better than some of his late 60s jazz organ contemporaries – as he's got a great lean style, perfect for the decade's increasing use of electric keyboards and larger backings! This set's a great example of that style – as Smith moves way from his 60s soul jazz roots, into the soaring blend of jazz, funk, and soul that you'd also hear on Johnny Hammond albums of the time – almost more soul than jazz, given the presence of vocals on some cuts – but still always with more than enough room for the leader to stretch out and solo. Backings are nice and tight – and handled by Brad Baker (of B Baker Chocolate Company fame).
Blues-Rock with a touch of funk and soul. Digging in the blues, inspiring lyrics, female backing vocals and electric guitar solos. The song BACK TO THE DIRTY TOWN today is a worldwide classic of the fans of blues and Blues Rock. On countless playlists, on YouTube, on Spotify and radio stations this song is heard by tens of thousands of people daily. The Blues Mystery live have been titled as “the blues that makes you happy”. With their unique own style, they've mainly been playing festivals and clubs in Switzerland, Germany and France. Influenced by greats like Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters or James Brown, they compose very song oriented as for example Fleetwood Mac, ZZ Top or the Rolling Stones do, they’re not stuck to the 12 bar Blues. They've released their first album THE BLUES MYSTERY in 2013, the second one called DIESEL ROCK in 2015. Since end of 2017 they’ve launched THE BLUES MYSTERY TV, giving dynamics to their YouTube channel, the first show launched was “Walter’s Blues & Rock Talk”.