Sunday, October 29, 2017

CD Review: Celebrate Halloween With New "Garage Blues" Compilation

As the yearly celebration of ghosts and goblins falls upon us once again, Cleopatra Records is here to help you prepare for your Halloween parties. A new compilation titled "Halloween Garage Blues" features 21 tracks of some classic songs that all have that common festive theme.

Beginning with Eric Gales & Geno, they get things underway with "She Cast A Spell On Me." The booklet does very little to tell you where these songs originated from, but classics like the MC5's "Poison" and Arthur Brown's "Fire" are great additions to this set. The slow, swampy blues of Junior Wells' "Hoodoo Man Blues," doesn't seem much like a Halloween song, but none the less is the very definition of the blues. Pat Travers follows suit with the acoustic blues of "Death Letter," before the rockabilly romp of The Coffin Daggers' "Kreepy Krawl" fills your speakers. The memory of Johnny Winter comes shining through on a blistering live version of "Black Cat Bone." This new compilation wraps up with the elder statesman on the album, 84 year old Leo Bud Welch, who warns you "Don't Let The Devil Ride" and Blues Image spot-on copy of The Troggs' "Wild Thing." To find out more about this newly released "Halloween Garage Blues" compilation, please visit cleorecs.com.

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