Label: Aria B.G. Records - ABG2 • Format: CD Album, Unofficial Release • Country: Russia • Genre: Blues •
Lurrie Bell was born in Chicago, but grew up playing gospel music in churches in the South. While the blues was considered the devil's music, Bell brought a lot of blues feeling to the music he played in church.
Blues and gospel both have strong roots in the sounds of African music that Southern blacks passed on through the generations, and while the feel may be different, the underlying message of relief from human suffering is the same.
A thread of mortality runs through the album and even relatively uplifting lyrics like "Peace in the Valley" are given a desperate spin.
When he sings "There will be peace in the valley for me some day," it's pretty clear that day is not today. The album's most uplifting song is the opening track, an almost carefree version of "Swing Low Sweet Chariot " featuring Bell 's scatted asides and some euphoric guitar work.
It might have worked better at the end of the album to provide some relief from the wrenching emotion he brings Portland, Maine, 2005 - Danko Jones - Having Fun With Danko Jones On Stage most of these songs.
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