sexta-feira, 1 de fevereiro de 2019

The Downtown Alligators - Journeyman Blues-The MG Sessions (2019)

                                                          The Downtown Alligators
Downtown Alligators respiran con ritmos afroamericanos. Carlos García luce una voz potente, llena de arañazos y pasión rabiosa, por donde se cuela un cierto tono chulesco que sienta como un guante a las canciones de su repertorio. Son las cuerdas vocales perfectas para enredarse con la armónica de Jorge Lera (uno de los sellos del grupo) y la guitarra de Luis Resina. El pentágono se completa con la base rítmica de Adolfo Carrera (bajo) y Javier Planelles (batería). Su especialidad son canciones lejos de los focos, temas propios de profundos conocedores del mundo blues, joyitas infravaloradas que rescatan entre discos atípicos de culto.

Han publicado hace algunos meses su séptimo álbum, Journeyman Blues. Son una decena de piezas densas, situadas en el territorio del rhythm & blues, que se agrupan con gran tino aquí. Se ha escrito mucho sobre la frontera que separa al blues del Delta del sonido específico del rhythm & blues. Hay una delgada línea de encuentro entre ambas galaxias y el territorio que pisa Downtown Allegators es exactamente ese, como se puede comprueba en este disco ideal para aficionados al género. La producción discográfica no está lejos de sus directos, espectáculos que rondan las dos horas con una fuerza especial, cálida, cercana, con garantía de autenticidad. Menudean piezas de iconos como Freddie King, Little Milton, B.B. King, Ray Charles o Ike Turner, pero también composiciones propias de alto voltaje y calidad.

Downtown Alligators breathe with African-American rhythms. Carlos Garcia has a powerful voice, full of scratches and rabid passion, where a certain cocky tone strikes that feels like a glove to the songs of his repertoire. They are the perfect vocal cords to get entangled with the harmonica of Jorge Lera (one of the labels of the group) and the guitar of Luis Resina. The pentagon is completed by the rhythmic base of Adolfo Carrera (bass) and Javier Planelles (drums). His specialty is songs far from the spotlights, themes of deep knowledge of the world blues, undervalued jewels that rescue between atypical discs of worship.

They have released their seventh album, Journeyman Blues, a few months ago. They are a dozen dense pieces, located in the territory of rhythm & blues, which are grouped with great skill here. Much has been written about the border that separates the Delta blues from the specific sound of rhythm & blues. There is a thin line of encounter between both galaxies and the territory that Downtown Allegators treads is exactly that, as you can see in this album ideal for fans of the genre. The record production is not far from its direct, shows that go around two hours with a special strength, warm, close, with authenticity guarantee. Mendean pieces of icons such as Freddie King, Little Milton, B.B. King, Ray Charles or Ike Turner, but also own compositions of high voltage and quality.

Credits:

Carlos García - Guitar, Vocals
Luis Resina - Guitar
Jorge Lera - Harmonica
Adolfo Carrera - Bass, Background Vocals
Javier Planelles - Drums

Tracklist:

01. Journeyman Blues 3:52
02. Maybe I'm Wrong 4:16
03. Me And My Woman 3:59
04. Move Over 3:23
05. Never Gonna Let You Go 3:47
06. Why Are People Like That 3:22
07. Scene Of The Crime 3:07
08. Moving On Up 5:06
09. Hard To Be 5:02
10. Garlic Blues 4:32

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