The Sonet Blues Story
Download links and information about The Sonet Blues Story by Eddie Boyd. This album was released in 2005 and it belongs to Blues genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 45:18 minutes.
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|2.||I'm a Fool||3:04|
|3.||Kindness for Weakness||4:07|
|4.||Tell the Truth||3:42|
|6.||Black Brown and White||4:32|
|7.||It's a Mellow Day||3:30|
|8.||Do Yourself a Favor||4:14|
|9.||Dedication to My Baby||2:32|
|11.||Do Yourself a Favor (Alternate Take)||4:21|
|12.||Dedication to My Baby (Alternate Take)||2:41|
Like several of the black jazz and blues players of his generation, pianist Eddie Boyd, tired of the racism in America and the general treatment afforded musicians, moved permanently to Europe in the mid-'60s, where labels like Sweden's Sonet Records were more than happy to record him. The session presented here took place in Stockholm in 1974, and features Boyd on piano and vocals performing original blues numbers backed by young Swedish players (and one American, Ed Thigpen, on drums), and while things don't have the powerful edge of a classic Chicago Chess Records session, it's close, and there is a charmingly loose and fluid feel working here, one that is perfect for the kind of easy, almost elegant blues that was Boyd's stock in trade. Things get off to a great start with the opener, "Lovesick Soul," and pretty much stay at the level through the set, with the impressive "Tell the Truth," the bubbling "Dedicated to My Baby" (an alternate version is added as a bonus track), and the refreshingly arranged "Zip Code" (which allows Boyd to cut loose on piano a little bit) being among the clear highlights. At his best, Boyd delivered a kind of light, airy, and transcendent version of the blues, one that featured as much hope as misery, and this set is a perfect example of his unique approach.