Big George Brock – Heavyweight Blues (2007/2013)
DSD64 (.dsf) 1 bit/2,8 MHz | Time – 53:08 minutes | 2,15 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 53:08 minutes | 1,03 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
From APO Records and Blue Heaven Studios…blues so raw and real they’ll make you sore. There’s no surprises here – just straight-ahead force. The songs are standards, some of ’em covered thousands of times. But nobody comes closer to evoking the real feel of Muddy Waters or Howlin’ Wolf than Big George Brock. His voice is as rich as fertile soil. But this isn’t some imitation-contest record. Big George has got the goods all his own and has had ’em on display since the 1950s. He’s a former Heavyweight boxer, and just like with the best of that sport, he’ll gladly tell you what’s coming. You still can’t get out of the way.
When these takes were recorded, Brock was virtually unknown outside his hometown of St. Louis. Meanwhile, he has toured the US and has appeared at European festivals. He keeps the blues alive, the blues 1950s Chicago style. Brock doesn’t write songs. But he plays Muddy’s or the Wolf’s tunes as if it were his own. This is great raw and staright-ahead bues, very old-fashioned. Entertaining.
01 – Walking Through The Park
02 – Smokestack Lightning
03 – Tiger in Your Tank
04 – Still A Fool (Two Trains Running)
05 – Trouble No More
06 – Young Fashioned Ways
07 – I Just Want to Make Love to You
08 – Howlin’ for my Darlin’
09 – Tin Pan Alley
10 – Who’s Been Talking
11 – Evil
12 – Can’t Hold On Much Longer
13 – You Don’t Have to Go
14 – You Shook Me (Bonus Track)
Big George Brock – vocals, harmonica
Riley Coatie Sr. – guitar
Jimmy D. Lane – guitar on “13”
Tekora Coatie – bass
Latasha Coatie – keyboards
Riley Coatie Jr. – drums
Produced by Chad Kassem. Engineered by Katsuhiko Naito.
Recorded at Blue Heaven Studios, Salina, Kansas.
Mastered by Kevin Gray at AcousTech Mastering.