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

Popa Chubby Announces New Album Two Dogs

Popa Chubby Announces New Album Two Dogs

Popa Chubby Announces New Album Two Dogs

 

 

Popa Chubby drops a big, bad, sonic bomb with his excellent and timely new album, “Two Dogs.” On it, Popa explores myriad musical styles and genres while keeping it close to his rock and soul core. You’ll hear the Popa you know and love and things you haven’t heard before.

Popa started work on “Two Dogs” with a lot of amazing sounds in his head and powerful feelings in his heart. Recorded at his home studio in New York’s Hudson Valley, Popa engineered and produced the record. He also plays drums, bass and percussion on some tracks. Renowned keyboard player and Popa’s long-time collaborator, Dave Keyes, appears throughout the album. Popa’s daughter, Tipitina Horowitz, plays the trumpet and contributes horn compositions. And ace drummer, Sam “Freightrain” Bryant keeps the beat real and rocking.

In the album’s liner notes, Popa expresses how he feels about the times we live in and expands on the inspiration behind the title song: “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.”

This quote from a review of “Two Dogs” published in Blues Magazine does a good job of summing up the man and his music: “To call him a blues artist is to belittle who he is and what he stands for. Horowitz is so much more than that: Singer, songwriter, guitar stylist, his passions run deep and shine bright. With a performance style he describes as “the Stooges meets Buddy Guy, Motörhead meets Muddy Waters, and Jimi Hendrix meets Robert Johnson,” Popa Chubby is an endearing character who is one of the genre’s most popular and innovative figures.”

 

 

1. It’s 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
12. Sympathy for the Devil
13. Hallelujah

All songs written by T. Horowitz except tracks 4 and 7 by Galea-T. Horowitz; track 12 by Jagger-Richards; track 13 by Leonard Cohen All songs unless otherwise indicated ASCAP Dutch Daddy Music. Track 12: ABKCO Music Inc. Track 13: Sony/ATV Popa Chubby: Guitars, vocals and percussion on all tracks. Drums on Clayophus and Me Won’t Back Down. Bass on Rescue Me, Shakedown, Two Dogs, Clayophus and Me Won’t Back Down Sam “Freightrain” Bryant: Drums all other tracks Andy Paladino: Bass on It’s Alright, Chubby’s Boogie, Preexisting Conditions, Dirty Old Blues Dave Keyes: Keyboards on all tracks Tipitina Horowitz: Trumpet, composition of horns Andrew Garrison: Tenor Saxophone Andrea Beccaro: Drums on Sympathy for the Devil Francesco Beccaro: Bass on Sympathy for the Devil

All songs written by T. Horowitz except tracks 4 and 7 by Galea-T. Horowitz; track 12 by Jagger-Richards; track 13 by Leonard Cohen All songs unless otherwise indicated ASCAP Dutch Daddy Music. Track 12: ABKCO Music Inc. Track 13: Sony/ATV Popa Chubby: Guitars, vocals and percussion on all tracks. Drums on Clayophus and Me Won’t Back Down. Bass on Rescue Me, Shakedown, Two Dogs, Clayophus and Me Won’t Back Down Sam “Freightrain” Bryant: Drums all other tracks Andy Paladino: Bass on It’s Alright, Chubby’s Boogie, Preexisting Conditions, Dirty Old Blues Dave Keyes: Keyboards on all tracks Tipitina Horowitz: Trumpet, composition of horns Andrew Garrison: Tenor Saxophone Andrea Beccaro: Drums on Sympathy for the Devil Francesco Beccaro: Bass on Sympathy for the Devil

Popa Chubby Announces New Album Two Dogs