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IF YOU LIKE GOOD MUSIC YOU WILL LOVE THIS
on 4 June 2011
Once again Paul Jones on the Blues show on Radio 2 has turned me onto an artist of whom I had no prior knowledge of. (The last one was Joanne Shaw Taylor). During a studio interview with JJ Grey, I was taken with the quality of the tracks being selected and the stories behind some of which were intriguing. What struck me first was the vocal style. It initially put me in mind of Chris Robinson of The Black Crowes, particularly on the song King Hummingbird. Only after the interview was over did I get the name of the artist and up to that point I had convinced myself that this was a Chris Robinson solo outing. Having pulled the car over at the end of the interview awaiting the album and artist title, I promptly ordered this recording on arrival home. Not only did the album delight in its entirety, but a number of musical and vocal styles became apparent. The opening song Diyo Dayo was reminiscent of Lee Brilleaux of Dr Feelgood fame; there is the strong flavour of The Black Crowes throughout several songs and also a very strong Southern Soul feel. A genuinely good album of a late sixties blues / soul / rock flavour. If this style is your thing I cannot recommend this highly enough. One thing for certain, I shall be seeking out further recordings by JJ Grey.