2010-06-07“Name the Day” is John Nemeth’s 3rd release for Blind Pig Records. Nemeth has figured out how to mix blues and classic soul still making it feel fresh. The man has a VOICE and it almost overwhelms at times like in “I said too much” but I guess if you’ve got it you otta use it. He sounds like he’s channeling Sam Cooke or Otis Redding accompanied by a tough Chicago-style blues band with a great horns section. All the songs are original except “Home In Your Heart” written by Otis Blackwell, recorded by Solomon Burke. One of my favorites is #8 “Save a little love”. Nemeth’s is a great harp player and he uses it in just the right amount as in #10 “Why not me?” Weak tracks for me are “4 and #5 but they might hit the sweet spot for you. – Anne Lamont
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