Feb 24, 2013

Smokin' Joe Kubek feat. Bnois King - Take Your Best Shot (1998)

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Smokin' Joe Kubek is a powerful and often quite intense guitarist who creates a wide variety of unusual sounds and makes expert use of distortion on the rockish side of the blues. He has long teamed up with the passionate yet laid-back vocalist Bnois King (who also plays rhythm guitar) and the combination works well; the two musicians often sound as if they are the same person. Most of the selections on this CD (their sixth for Bullseye in seven years) are played by their basic two-guitar quartet with extra percussion and two background vocalists added to a pair of songs apiece, along with guest appearances by Jimmy Thackery and Little Milton. Fans of Stevie Ray Vaughan and blues guitarists who are touched by Jimi Hendrix will want this enjoyable set.
1. Roll Of The Dice
2. Worst Heartache
3. Take Your Best Shot
4. Walk On
5. Spanish Trace
6. Damn Traffic
7. You Said 'I Love You' First
8. One Night Affair
9. So Blind
10. Never Enough

Smokin' Joe Kubek - lead guitar, rhythm guitar, lap steel (3), acoustic guitar (5)
Bnois King - vocals, rhyrhm guitar, lead guitar (7, 9), maracas (2)
Jimmy Thackery - 1st half of guitar intro (2), rhythm guitar (2)
Little Milton - lead guitar (7)
Guthrie Kennard - bass
Jimmy 'Blue Shoes' Pendelton - drums
Jason Latshaw - conga (2), percussion (5)
Holly Bullamore - tambourine (2)
Jose Fumando - tambourine (5)
Brian Lacy, Shannon Ernst - handycaps (2)
Jackie Johnson, Susan Marshall - background vocals (4, 7)


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