Your crusty chronicler is an individual who does his own thing. Still, when Examiner asked for support for their new “List” format, it was nigh impossible not to be open-minded about it. So, with that spirit of unity and teamwork in mind, your rockin’ reviewer presents this series—“Track by Track” in which we review certain select CDs literally “track by track”.
In this edition we check out The Charles Burton Blues Band’s most recent release Sweet Potato Pie. Led by Charles Burton (guitar and vocals), The Charles Burton Blues Band is a team of talented tunesmiths that also includes Arnold Ludvig (bass) and Asmus Jensen (drums). This 13-track album of all Burton compositions opens on “Shake It!” This uptempo blues rocker contains elements reminiscent of the once blues-inspired Led Zeppelin. In fact, Burton admits that “it’s pretty obvious the music was inspired by my reverence for Led Zeppelin”. It’s fleshed out by the introduction of Karl Cabbage on harmonica.
(Read through the list to discover more about the music.)