Bernard Allison – Triple Fret (2005)
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 49:58 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 3,38 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 1,05 GB
Features Stereo & Multichannel Surround Sound / JSP Records # JSP5108 | Genre: Blues
As the title and cover art suggests, Triple Fret is a player’s album. Although Bernard Allison gets star billing (and does all the vocals), this is a trio record, with fellow electric blues guitarists Larry McCray and Carl Weathersby contributing as much guitar firepower as Allison. Even better, second-generation Hammond organ legend Lucky Peterson guests, adding some welcome musical variety to the otherwise fret-heavy selection and getting his own showcase, the smoking seven-minute instrumental workout “Where’s Lucky?” That leaves the songwriting as the only weak spot, but unfortunately, it’s pretty seriously weak. Most of the songs on Triple Fret are hackneyed Chicago blues riffs with self-referential lyrics about how hard it is to be a bluesman. Tune out the lyrics and the undistinguished chord changes and the sheer enjoyment of the trio’s playing comes through. For some, however, that might not be quite enough.
01. Bottle Of Whiskey
03. Get Drunk And Pop The Trunk
04. Don’t Tie Me Down
05. I’m Praying For You
06. Where’s Lucky
07. Good To Me
08. Ain’t Nothing But The Truth
09. Take It Slow
Bernard Allison – Vocals, Guitar Solos, Rhythm Guitar
Larry McCray – Vocals, Guitar Solos, Rhythm Guitar
Carl Weathersby – Vocals, Guitar Solos
Lucky Peterson – Organ
John Colby – Piano, Fender Rhodes, Clavinet
Johnny В. Gaydon – Bass
Steve McCray – Drums
Jamie Finegan – Trumpet
Robert Feiner – Tenor Sax
Produced by Bruce Feiner, Larry McCray, John Colby & Mike Nunno.
Recorded at Paranoise Studios, Hartford, CT. Engineered by Jim Matus.
Mixed by Martin Atkinson at M.A.R.S. England.