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MEAT & POTATOES

Ian Siegal Audio CD
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When Ian Siegal received the accolade of MOJO Blues Album of The Year (’09) for his 'Broadside' album, it was the first time for a non-American artist; and when his 2011 album 'The Skinny' was nominated for a Blues Music Award in the contemporary album category, it was the first time ever for a British artist in this category. That he repeated the nomination in 2013 for ... Read more in Amazon's Ian Siegal Store

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  • Audio CD (18 Feb 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Cadiz Music Ltd
  • ASIN: B0009EM0PU
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 154,654 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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5. Work
6. Brand Balloon
7. She Got The Devil In Her/I Gotta Try You Baby
8. Bloodshot
9. Falling On Down Again
10. Magdalena
11. Meat And Potatoes

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Well established on the British Music Scene, Ian Siegal is now becoming a fixture on the European scene. He and his band are also receiving rave reviews for their dynamic live performances and it seems that they're stirring up quite a "buzz"!

Born in the deep south (of England!) in 1971, Ian's earliest musical memories are of the likes of Buddy Holly, Jerry Lee Lewis, Elvis and Chuck Berry, but it was on hearing the great Little Richard that he really caught the music bug and became nothing short of obsessive about it. This lead him into a life-long passion for the Blues and all of its various branches, and most of all, the man he calls "God" - the inimitable Muddy Waters.

Moving to London to further his career became inevitable and Ian became an established part of the London Blues community almost immediately, putting him in contact with, among others, Lee Sankey, Earl Green and Eugene "Hideaway" Bridges.

Many gigs followed, along with a number of appearances with American Blues acts - Phil Guy, Sugar Blue, Nappy Brown, Eddie Kirkland, Catfish Keith and Jimmie Vaughan to name but few. Ian became the first singer in The Lee Sankey Group (with whom he would later collaborate on hit album "Tell Me There's a Sun" and to this day continues to tour). He also managed to fit in U.S. and Euro tours with Otis Redding Jnr., and Caribbean festivals with Dana Gillespie and Larry Garner.

All the time Siegal's writing and playing skills developed, and appearances on larger festival stages to bigger audiences - such as Edinburgh, Lugano, North Sea Jazz - enabled him to hone his skills into becoming one of the most naturally exciting and vibrant talents on the scene today.

Last year saw Siegal on tour supporting Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings which included a concert at the Royal Albert Hall. Audiences were stunned by the powerhouse performances he gave, many commenting that the main act were out-shone by the opening act with his battered old National Steel guitar

Review

Closest thing heard to Chester Burnett! -- Jeff Beck

Grounded in tradition, airborne by imagination, this album is a rare combination of cleverness and craft. -- Penguin Book Of Blues Recordings.

Ian Siegal is without doubt THE most talented musician/songwriter to emerge on the British blues scene in recent years. -- Ian Brown - Blues4ever

My Man! - we're from the same school! -- Ronnie Wood

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5.0 out of 5 stars Snortin' whiskey! 4 July 2005
Format:Audio CD
Have to say there's not many current Blues artists around today that really cook...and I mean c-o-o-k. Ian Siegal is one of those horribly blessed individuals who not only can play guitar like it was an extention of his hands, but can also sing like a white greaser version of Howling Wolf. The album is genius. The man is genius.
If you're ever in London make sure to visit Ain't Nothing But The Blues Bar when Ian is playing...you'll be blown away by Britain's true blues God.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Siegal flies high 5 Jun 2005
Format:Audio CD
This is a great album. I saw Ian Siegal at my local blues club (Running Horse, Nottingham) several years ago, and he put on a really good show. For some reason, i never bothered going to see him again, although i had enough chances, but when i noticed a poster at said venue promoting his new album, i thought i'd give it a try. It was definitely the right choice. As far as i know, this is Mr. Siegal's first 'proper' album. This is down and dirty blues sung by a voice with great character. He's somewhere along the lines of Van Morrison, at times Tom Waits, but with an old blues soul. He would, as has been said, be a star had he been born in the sixties, when talent mattered. Now he would have to change his name, don a stupid haircut, be able to dance, and cut his songs down to 3 minute powder puff to be such. Bit,i digress, this album is excellent. It's the best cd, for me, so far this year. Revelator (John The Apostle) is great, the lyrics are just fantastic, you'll just have to listen. It's John The Revelator of the 00's. Magdalena, Falling On Down Again (awesome singing on this one), She Got The Devil In Her (a Junior Kimbrough cover) and Butter-side Up are the standout tracks. But all the tracks are good, the title track is the weakest, but overall this is a quality blues album, sung by a quality blues drenched voice. Smooth, gritty, violent, dark, Siegal delivers.
Do yourself a favour and treat yourself, you might not buy a better album all year.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Top stuff from a brilliant performer 27 Mar 2006
By Andy
Format:Audio CD
I've seen Ian Siegal performing live twice in the last year, once with his band and once solo. Both gigs were completely mesmerising - he's a superb singer and a great guitarist.
This album showcases Ian performing with his band, augmented by others such as Matt Schofield. It's a little smoother in style than his live performances, but none the worse for that, and it's already growing on me - I think it's going to get played pretty regularly. I'd love to hear an album that captured his solo live performance, but maybe you just have to be there...
If you get the chance to see Ian Siegal live, take it. You'll be blown away...
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5.0 out of 5 stars The darkest, meanest blues.... 2 Nov 2008
By Sizzle
Format:Audio CD
I purchased this cd on the back of "Swagger" which is a later offering & was absoluitely astounded by the quality & integrity of Ian Siegal's playing. Meat & Potatoes is absolutely immense however & is by far the best blues cd I've listened to in ages.

His vocals sound like Howlin Wolf at his meanest & his phrasing is right out of the gospel according to Paul Rodgers.

The whole band bristles with the kind of understated blues playing that is all too rare these days. I won't go through a track by track synopsis but would recommend this to anyone even remotely interested in the blues. The man is seriously talented!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome 25 May 2007
Format:Audio CD
I've only seen Ian live once - unbilled in support of Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings - and I came away from the concert more impressed with his performance than anything else, though I love the Rhythm Kings.

I hope that gives you some idea how highly to consider adding work by Ian or Ian and his band to your record - sorry - CD collection.

Just one thing - as noted there's more of an edge to his live performances so you may want to go for "A bigger plate of Meat and Potatoes" which includes the DVD of the band's awesome performance at the North Sea Jazz Festival.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Saw him at a music festival in January and have been catching up on his back catalog. Ian has an expressive and emotive voice and is a laid back guitarist who plays to support the song, not to show off. His music therefore has real depth to it. A real blues man, who also looks the part.

Recent releases by some of the highly touted new guys on the block seem quite formulaic (a fast one, a slow one, a rocky one, Chigago shuffle... like checking off the list). Ian's music is not like that - I get the feeling that its all about the songs.

The same review applies to the other 2 CDs I bought at the same time so forgive me for cutting & pasting. There are differences in style between them so by no means cookie cutter product
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