Duncan Beattie

"D Beattie"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 95% (109 of 115)
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland



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Jock's Juke Joint Vol. 3 ~ Various Artists
Jock's Juke Joint Vol. 3 ~ Various Artists
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Not that any were needed, but the eighteen largely original compositions of this album provide further testament to the impressive strength of the current blues scene in Scotland. The album is also presented as a tribute to Laurie Hamilton and to `Big George' Ross Watt.

The collection opens in spirited fashion with "Whisky Boogie" from The Lewis Hamilton Band, featuring Lyndon Anderson on harmonica. "Coming Alive" is driven along by Safehouse with Chris Peebles on gritty vocals and the relentless pace is continued by The Blue Devils with "Feel Like Jumpin'". In contrast, "Light In Your Eyes" is a slow bluesy ballad with Linda Jaxson's fine vocals beautifully complemented by some… Read more
Jock's Juke Joint Volumes 1 & 2 ~ Various
"I'm eagerly looking forward to receiving this very significant album"
Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2 (UK)

"Scotland's status as a breeding ground for the best blues talent is assured through Jock's Juke Joint."
Blues Revue (USA) Vol 1 Review

"Fantastic. At last a compilation of some of the best blues talent in Scotland. Over the past few years there has been a plethora of exponents of this genre, keeping up the legacy of such greats as Frankie Miller, and this release gives tasters of such talent."
Blues Matters (UK)

"The standard is universally high and the styles varied, with some superb juxtapositions... Some great singing and a deal of very fine… Read more
Jock's Juke Joint Volume 2 ~ Various
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Scotland Trailblazes the Best in British Blues and Beyond

This is the second release of the top Scottish blues talent following the highly acclaimed first volume, universally rated as one of the best compilations made in 2012, taking the listener on a roller coaster ride of blues styles and emotions. However, Volume 2 can now claim this accolade because it is even better, not least because of the sensational collaboration between Scots harp legend Fraser Speirs and young gun Lewis Hamilton. The instrumental "There You Are Now" is reminiscent of Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee at their peak, albeit in mellow mood, with harmonica and guitar in perfect synergy.
Another key… Read more

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