Terry Evans – Mississippi Magic (2001) SACD ISO + DSF DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC

Terry Evans – Mississippi Magic (2001)
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 45:41 minutes | Scans included | 1,9 GB
or DSD64 2.0 (from SACD-ISO to Tracks.dsf) > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Scans included | 1,82 GB
or FLAC (carefully converted & encoded to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Scans included | 1,00 GB

Terry Evans is one of the most soulful male singers around today. Besides adding vocal accompaniment to songs by Ry Cooder, John Fogerty, John Lee Hooker, Rosanne Cash, Boz Scaggs, Joan Armatrading, Dave Alvin, Burton Cummings, Maria Muldaur, Pops Stapes, Van Dyke Parks, and even some guitar work to Marvin Gaye’s live album, Evans has put his own personal style on four solo albums of his own. This album titled Mississippi Magic because Terry’s style is rooted in the Mississippi Delta Blues, and Terry was happy with the 2-track spontaneity of the recordings. All tracks were recorded live direct to the two track Sony Direct Stream Digital System.

Terry Evans’ fifth solo effort – not including two with fellow vocalist Bobby King – is his first not featuring guitar master and ex-employer Ry Cooder. While that may disappoint Cooder fans, especially since his work on previous Evans discs was some of the guitarist’s best and most incisive non-soundtrack R&B/rock/blues playing of the ’90s, it allows this album more room for the singer and his rugged touring group to strut their stuff. Recorded primarily live in the studio in only four days with his longtime backing musicians, Mississippi Magic is a rollicking example of Evans’ uncut, non-commercialized, gritty gospel and swamp vocals. He reprises and rearranges the earlier tracks “Let Love Begin” and “Where We Gonna Go,” which were originally recorded on albums with King. He also taps Jorge Calderon (who goes under the alias of J.C. Parsons for two more, and turns in stunning versions of “Don’t Let the Green Grass Fool You” and especially Willie Dixon’s “Mellow Down Easy.” The latter finds his band locking together on a joyous, upbeat groove where Evans is positively jubilant and proves how tight and capable this group is. Elsewhere, guitarist Jesse Samsel turns in solos that are so similar to Cooder’s – especially when he lets his slide loose on “Let Love Begin” – you’ll be checking the liner notes to be sure who’s playing. Evans digs into this material with the gruff but affable approach that added such down-home Southern soul to Cooder’s and Hans Theessink’s work. His version of Theessink’s “Where the Southern Crosses the Dog” is one of this disc’s highlights, but there is truly not a weak track here. Whether he’s singing straight blues or testifying with religion-soaked R&B, Evans brings ferocious, rousing soul power to Mississippi Magic.


01. Big Bad Daddy Good
02. Where The Southern Crosses The Dog
03. I’d Rather Trick My Own Self
04. Don’t Let The Green Grass Fool You
05. Blues & Wine
06. I Want To Love You
07. Mellow Down Easy
08. Let Love Begin
09. You Better Get Your Shit Together
10. Where We Gonna Go

Terry Evans – vocals, acoustic guitar
Jesse Samsel – guitar
Jeff Alviani – piano, Hammond B3, Wurlitzer
Kenny Dew – bass
Ray Williams – drums
Willie Green Jr. – vocals
John Calderon – acoustic guitar
John “Juke” Logan – harmonica
David Woodford – tenor & baritone sax
Brian Zsupnik – percussion

Produced by Joe Harley.
Recorded & Mixed by Michael C. Ross on Nomember 9-12, 2000 at OceanWay Recording, Hollywood, CA.
Mastered by Bernie Grundman.
Audioquest # AQ-SACD 1057







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