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BRYAN LEE

PLAY ONE FOR ME

2013-10-13

Veteran New Orleans blues man Bryan Lee spreads his wings for the most soulful release of his career.  Joined by the Fabulous T-Birds Kim Wilson and guitarist Johnny Moller as well as Chicago Blues Man Willie Henderson arranging a seven piece horn section and four piece string section  Play On For Me is definitely the most diverse disc this sixty eight year old veteran has ever released. The opening track Aretha {Sing One For Me} is a great cover track about a relationship gone bad and looking for healing in an a Aretha Franklin song. "It's Too Bad" the Freddie King standard as well as the Willie Dixon classic "Evil"  and Bryan's original "Poison" are the most pure and traditional sounding blues found on this disc. Bryans voice has never sounded better, his guitar has taken on certain BB King Lucille quality's and this is one of the best blues releases of 2013.

 

Reviewed By: Gregg Saur

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