Monday, April 19, 2010

John MOONEY - Testimony 1992

John MOONEY - Testimony 1992


Testimony captures the driving intensity of John Mooney's live shows. Recorded with a stellar supporting band -- featuring drummer Johnny Vidcovich and the Meters' bassist George Porter, Jr. -- Testimony featuring seven covers (including cuts by Robert Johnson and Son House) and seven originals, which are easily among the best that Mooney has ever written. But the key to the record is the sound -- not only is Mooney's guitar playing hot and greasy, but there's a tense fury to his vocals that brings the whole thing to a boil. Testimony is a gripping listen and one of the best albums Mooney ever recorded.
By Thom Owens, All Music Guide.
This is one of the best delta blues albums ever made and John Mooney is a top notch musician. Great singer songwriter and amazing guitarist, the best I've ever seen live. John combines delta blues (Muddy Waters, Son House, Robert Johnson) with the funky beats of New Orleans (Professor Longhair) and you have a very unique style of blues. He has an all-star cast with him on this CD and the results are off the charts. This is a must own CD. Go see John Mooney, your musical world will never be the same.
George Porter Jr.- Bass
Johnny Vidacovich- Drums
Tommy Malone- Vocals (Background), Guitar (Acoustic)
Jon Cleary- Piano
Darryl JohnsonVocals (Background)
Dr. John- Piano
Ivan Neville- Piano, Clavichord, Organ (Hammond)
John Mooney- Guitar, Vocals
01. I Plead Guilty
02. One Thing
03. Lil' Queen of Spades
04. Push and Shove
05. In the Night
06. Take Time to Know Her
07. I Wish I Was in Heaven Sitting Down
08. Cryin' Out Loud
09. Maybe Baby
10. Levee Camp Moan
11. Common Ground
12. Married Woman Blues
13. Man's Gotta Do
14. Hey Now Baby


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