Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Jay GORDON - Blues Infested 1994
Electric blues guitarist Jay Gordon recorded a series of albums for Blue Ace that inspired comparisons to such legendary guitarists as Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Beginning with Blues Infested (1994), Gordon won much praise from the blues community. Each successive album became increasingly successful -- Broadcasting the Blues Live (1996), Electric Redemption (1998), and so on -- and the guitarist soon found himself being compared to some of the most legendary guitarists to ever play electric blues. In 2000, Gordon collaborated with Phillip Walker on the Jaywalkin album for Blue Ace, yet another accomplishment for the celebrated guitarist. Furthermore, in addition to his guitar playing, Gordon also produces and sings on many of his own recordings.
By Jason Birchmeier, All Music Guide.
This early effort by the electric blues guitarist/vocalist Jay Gordon is an intense affair with passionate solos and tight group playing. What is unusual about the set is that the eight selections are all quite concise (only one exceeds four minutes and 24 seconds) and the program is surprisingly brief. However Gordon (who dominates the music) makes every outburst count; he is ably supported by electric bassist Russ Greene and drummer Will Donavan. Highlights include "Voodoo Boogie," "Can't Shake That Feelin'," and "Boogie in the Wine."
By Scott Yanow. All Music Guide.
Will Donavan- Drums
Jay Gordon- Guitar, Drums, Guitar (Electric), Vocals, Producer, Slide Guitar
Ray Greene- Bass
Richard Greene & The Grass Is Greener- Bass
01. Voodoo Boogie 3:34
02. Mississippi Mud 3:31
03. Can't Shake This Feelin'4:15
04. Storm in Chi Town 6:53
05. Sweetheart Blues 4:27
06. Midnight Lamp 3:11
07. Boogie in the Wind 3:18
08. Will's Thang [Instrumental] 2:56