Popa Chubby Album Two Dogs In Perfect Harmony

Popa Chubby Album Two Dogs In Perfect Harmony

Popa Chubby Album Two Dogs In Perfect Harmony

 

 

Popa Chubby Album Two Dogs In Perfect Harmony, there is no dog fights no growling or squabbling the thirteen tracks fit together ensuring a sonic delight.  A majority of the tracks are written by T Horowitz Except for the two live covers as bonus tracks and Sam Lay’s Pistol and Shakedown (Written by Galea T. Horowitz).  Popa Chubby’s blues is a crystalline cocktail of sparkling guitar, mixed with a passion fuelled songwriting. His style is his own as he merges blends and shapes the guitar with one dog being led by traditions out of the delta and Chicago the other dog is electrifying as rock collides with Hendrix all swirled together with a generous dollop of Canned Heat. The song that became the album title Two Dogs, for Pop it reflects the times we live in. As he says “We have become polarized as a race. There is a battle inside each of us. Each day we rise and must choose our path calling upon each other and our own spirits for strength and courage. The dog we feed is the one that rules, the dog we starve dies of neglect. It is up to each of us to use our spirit to feed the dog that will enable all of us to thrive.”

The album opens with warm guitar and a beat that fills the speaker then Pop’s vocals pick up the tone full of deep soul as he sings Its Alright.  The album is stunning as we have the ZZ Top beat on Rescue Me with curling warm blues riffs. I for one never need to be rescued from the glorious sound from Ted Horowitz aka Pop Chubby; live he is superb and the personal passion is captured and bottled in the studio.

The guitar is ever-present which long with great singing is the preexisting condition of Pop Chubby, into this is added piano and horns on Two Dogs artistically arranged by his daughter Tipitina Horowitz who also plays a sweet trumpet.  Halfway through the album and following on from the title track is a gem Dirty Old Blues.  The winning combination of Dave Keyes on piano and Chubby’s guitar ensures this track drifts to the top of many playlists. This is compelling listening, blues that tethers itself to your soul and has an uplifting rolling beat. Music that is good, very, very good indeed.

The album moves and shakes you as it moves through styles the jazz-infused instrumental Clayophus Dupree calms and soothes. It is like an iced drink of a warm day or a cup of hot chocolate on a winter’s day. Comforting and reassuring, the perfect solution as the album heads towards the later tracks. We are left with a Boogie that is one-hundred percent Popa Chubby’s passion in a tin. Then we have more the two bonus tracks recorded live they really are the cherry on top of the cake. Or the music that ensures the dog’s ears are very well fed with sounds that linger.  With the beguiling mix of Rolling Stones Sympathy for the Devil and Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah

The music on Two Dogs from Popa Chubby and the band certainly feed my music dog, it is thriving on music that sustains the inner soul. As we started the review it still holds true, Popa Chubby Album Two Dogs In Perfect Harmony. Blues infused with passion that will never disappoint. Electrifying pleasure.

NINEpawprint half inchdoodle paws out of TEN …

    1. Its Alright
    2. Rescue Me
    3. Preexisting Conditions
    4. Sam Lay’s Pistol
    5. Two Dogs
    6. Dirty Old Blues
    7. Shakedown
    8. Wound Up Getting High
    9. Cayophus Dupree
    10. Me Won’t Back Down
    11. Chubby’s Boogie

Bonus Live Tracks

    1. Sympathy for the Devil
    2. Hallelujah

 

Popa Chubby Album Two Dogs In Perfect Harmony

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