Unconditionally Live with George Shovlin & The Radars
A live album that has all the energy, and the classically gruff vocals of George Shovlin searing through the musicianship of The Radars. Recorded live at the Rhythm and Blues Festival; Colne September 2015 it is unconditionally delivered in George’s style.
The guitar work and solos from George Lamb set the texture of blues being delivered as they re-work eight blues classics This is the George Shovlin & The Radars way and the opening with Jimmy Rogers’ Your Too Late Baby, and then the classic Willie Dixon’s Hoochie Coochie Man.
The tempo ebbs and flows as the Tyne with what George describes as an autobiographical song Sporting Life Blues by Brownie McGee. The slower tempo lets the guitar licks and riffs curl around the rhythm section of bassist Stu Burlinson and drummer Kev Scott so very sweetly. George adds emotion to the words in his own indomitable style. Next a medley of Dixon/Burnett with Spoonful/Smokestack, the blues are humming bursting from the guitar strings. This is blues readily recognized, authentic and given life on this live performance.
Unconditionally Live with George Shovlin & The Radars draws to a close with Why I Sing The Blues, tells you why George sings the blues and is a celebration of BB King. Then Lover Not A Fighter with an up tempo stinging blues finale that confirms George is an unconditional bluesman from the North-East of England.
Bluesdoodles gives this CD SEVEN doodle paws out of TEN ….