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Reviewed by: Rory Richardson
Edited by: Cyrus Rhodes
This is Clyde’s latest release “Earthquake Mama”. After doing some research on this Los Angeles blues band I ge the impression they have allot of musical experience between the 4 of them, and are not to be underestimated. If you do that you will get exactly what you deserve – served!
Song Samples from the CD
The Bluecats have done an amazing job carving out a unique niche for himself within this amazing vintage
Blues songwriting craft and “What you see is what you get” approach. Right from the start this bands musicianship
and world class R&B songwriting are not called into question. Songwriting tandem Tony Battelle and Keith Pittell
make a pretty deadly combination. The opening track: “Pocket Full of Rain” is an
amazing prelude of sorts that will shove you down a timeless musical journey that I would describe as invigorating
and all thing blues. The whole CD is wonderfully simple yet wonderfully complex at the same time. It reminds me a
little of The Fabulous Thunderbirds, The Mavericks, Dr. John, Professor Longhair, and Kermit Riffins.
There are some fantastic and high octane moments on display here which gives this CD a very accessible feel emotionally. Kudos goes out to the amazing Harmonica skills by Tony Battelle – wow! What I like most - this CD does not attempt to hide the truth in any way, shape, or form, rather it tells it with bold honesty by letting it all hang out. The vocal emotions and overall instrumentation are the ultimate report card fro me when I evaluate music and this artist tells the truth – the good, bad and the ugly of it all. What am I trying to say - this CD simply delivers the goods!
All song samples are from the The BlueCats Music CD Baby page.
Pocket Full of Rain /
Earthquake Mama /
Does She Love Me /
One More Whiskey /
Sneakin' Round Back /
Jelly Roll /
Makes Me Blue /
Need the Blues /
I Don't Like You /
Hoochie Coochie Man /
One small recommendation – On future works singer Battelle should not be afraid to take a few vocal risks here and there, especially at the end of some of your songs where a strong emotional finale presents itself. Really seal the deal and drive the passion of the song home vocally. When done right it will no doubt transform a good song into a legendary one. Just listen to some of the finale vocal work by Bob Seger and you will see exactly what I am talking about.
Rating: 8.5 stars out of 10..The Great CD!!!
Rory Richardson...EvO:R Reviewer.
About the Reviewer:
Cyrus Rhodes is also President of Katavi Arts kataviarts.com a record label based out of Seattle, WA.
He also plays guitar for local rock band Seven Against Thebes, Over the years Rhodes has been
a guitarist in a touring band, band manager, booking agent, A&R representative, talent buyer, executive
producer and most recently a syndicated music critic. His reviews have been posted on USA TODAY and HEADLINE
NEWS. In 2009 he launched INDIE MUSIC DIGEST. IMD is dedicated the helping Independent
Artists and only accepts material from unsigned bands.
Cyrus's Record Label kataviarts.com
Cyrus's band Seven Against Thebes www.7at.net
Drum Dynasty www.drumdynasty.com
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