Saturday, November 21, 2009

Joe Bonamassa - The Ballad Of John Henry

Year of release: 2009
Genre: Blues Rock
Country: U.S.A.

01. The Ballad Of John Henry
02. Stop! (original Sam Brown)
03. Last Kiss
04. Jockey Full Of Bourbon (original Tom Waits)
05. Story Of A Quarryman
06. Lonesome Road Blues
07. Happier Times
08. Feelin' Good (original Anthony Newley/Leslie Bricusse)
09. Funkier Than A Mosquito's Tweeter (original Ike And Tina Turner)
10. The Great Flood
11. From The Valley
12. As The Crow Flies (original Tony Joe White)

In a few words:
When Joe opened for B.B. King at the age of 12, the latter told about Joe "This kid's potential is unbelievable. He hasn't even begun to scratch the surface. He's one of a kind." Having said that, what are you expect to listen? This is one of the top blues releases of this year. A blues album that flirts with the hard rock of Led Zeppelin. And the cover-songs are all remarkable.

Personal highlights:
"Jockey Full Of Bourbon", "Story Of A Quarryman" and "The Great Flood"