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Powers, Michael: Revolutionary Boogie

Michael Powers, (Murch), was born & raised in Bayonne, NJ and spent his summers in the South. He learned the barre chording technique from the legendary Jimmy Reed. Michael has recorded or preformed with, or opened for Johnny Winter, Pinetop Perkins, Buddy Miles, Expensive Winos, Stanley Jordan, Tom Jones, Bruce Springsteen, Chambers Brothers, Canned Heat, Gunhild Carling, Jackie Flavelle, Hubert Sumlin, Honey Boy Edwards, John Lee Hooker, Cherelles, The Holmes Brothers, Buckwheat Zydeco and even James Brown.

Well, with that kind of support from the industry, it's hard to add any more power to this review. This is exceptional blues the way it was meant to be played. Complete emersion in the sounds and feelings of the boogie with enough power and magic to overwhelm you like a hurricane or the Mississippi leaving its banks. This album rocks and provides enough power to make any blues fan happy. It will help light the fire on your grill and spice up any party on the back porch. With the help of guests like John Colianni, Angel Rose, Henry Butler, Don Lopez, and Eric R. Durham you are left with nothin' missing.

From the moment you put this disc in the player it rocks. The keys, drums, bass and other instruments only enhance what 'Murch' is already delivering through the chords. Powers' rendition of Hendrix' famous 'Spanish Castle Magic' is a highlight, as is the blues classic 'Shake Your Money Maker'. 'I Ain't Superstitious' is a wonderful song like a meandering river full of life. The title track is excellent with it entertaining keys.

If you like the boogie and blues, get this album!

Track Listing:

1. I Miss Your Kissin'
2. Bleecker Street Strut
3. Power of Midnight Lightning
4. Got's to Go
5. Spanish Castle Magic
6. Shake Your Money Maker
7. It's About that Time
8. I Ain't Superstitious
9. Lookin' for the Truth
10. Uprising
11. Honeybee
12. Revolutionary Boogie
13. Gotta Go Right Now

Added: August 19th 2011
Reviewer: Mark Johnson
Related Link: Michael Powers
Hits: 3819
Language: english

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