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JOHNNY AND THE MoTONES

NOTHIN' TO LOSE

2011-04-12

Next to milk and cheese, Johnny And The MoTones may be favorite export from Wisconsin. Keyboardist Johnny Altenburgh has assembled a twelve piece band that includes hot horns, great guitar and a rhythm section that explores the essence of jump blues, contemporary blues and a large dose of R&B. The CD begins with the swinging sounds of the title track "Nothin' To Lose" and "Baby Don't Jump" both these tracks would fill any dance floor. After working up a sweat on the dance floor, the band slows things down with the contemporary blues sounds of "That's Why I sing The Blues" The Johnny Altenburgh original "Wish You Were Young Again" showcases his writing talents and can touch every nerve of your fiber. "The White Cliffs of Dover" is a classic that is set to a jump blues sound and features some amazing vocals from Kevin Moore. The band then sets into three tracks that show their talents at modern day R&B before ending with the classic Hendrix track "Hey Joe". You have Nothin' To Lose by experiencing this great disc, but everything to loose if you don't. Reviewed By: Gregg Saur

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