In recent years blues fans have been well served by the Provogue/Mascot label group and the company is currently promoting three new albums that will please those aforementioned fans in a period when the genre is sorely neglected.
ALBERT CUMMINGS is a blues/rock guitarist/vocalist with a new 11 tracker on Provogue/Mascot. The set, ‘Believe’, is a modern take on electric blues and was recorded in Muscle Shoals’ FAME studios with James Gaines producing. The album is a mix of covers and rooted originals like ‘Me And My Guitar’. Amongst the covers are readings of ‘Red Rooster’, ‘Hold On I’m Coming’ and Van Morrison’s ‘Crazy Love’.
KING SOLOMON HICKS’S ‘Harlem’ delivers more electric blues and like the Cummings’ set, it’s a mix of covers (like the chestnut ‘Every Day I Have The Blues’) and originals all featuring the young New Yorker’s biting guitar style. SONNY LANDRETH’S ‘Blacktop Run’ offers something a little different… blues, for sure, though with a country flavour, spiced with rock, and country/Americana.
All three albums are out on Provogue/Mascot.