Mighty Sam McClain – Blues For The Soul (2000) SACD ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Mighty Sam McClain – Blues For The Soul (2000)
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 53:25 minutes | Scans included | 2,16 GB
or FLAC (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,15 GB

All those young up-and-comers who think they know how to sing R&B and soul should really get themselves a dose of Mighty Sam McClain. The man waited years to record any albums (though there were a few singles in the 1960s), but it’s been worth the wait. Blues for the Soul is McClain’s first for Telarc Records, and it’s a near-perfect debut. The slower, lazier songs are ideal for the heat of summer, but one could just as easily imagine listening to McClain in a dark, smoky nightclub in November. His voice is strong, but so smooth that at first you don’t notice, and his backing band knows exactly how to support him; they’re tight and on the money, but never overwhelming. McClain’s perspective is quirky, yet mature, as exemplified by “Jesus Got the Blues” and “Sweet Lady” (in the latter, he sings the praises of smart women–recognizing that beauty’s a transient thing, but brains last a lifetime). While there’s no doubt he’s passionate about his music, McClain’s solid record is all the more appealing for its unassuming presentation.


01. All We Need Is Love
02. Dark Side of the Street
03. Love One Another
04. Going Back to New Orleans
05. No One Can Take Your Place
06. Jesus Got the Blues
07. Sweet Lady
08. Battlefield of Love
09. Mighty’s Prayer
10. Sing Me Some Blues
11. Can’t Stand It
12. Not I

Mighty Sam McClain – vocals
Bruce Katz – piano, organ
Barry Seleen – Hammond B-3 organ
Kevin Belz – guitar
Tim Ingles – bass
Jim Arnold – drums
+ The Mighty Horns:
Walter Platt – trumpet & horn arrangements
Chuck Langford – tenor sax
Kenny Wenzel – trombone
Joe Casano – trumpet

Produced by Joe Harley. Engineered by Michael C. Ross.
Recorded on September 6-7, 1999 at Bearsville Studios, New York.
Recorded live direct to the 2-track Sony DSD System.







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