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Willie King and the Liberators: Living in a New World

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Willie King and the Liberators: Living in a New World
Willie King follows his critically acclaimed album “Freedom Creek,” with an equally masterful recording of conscious blues that while highly entertaining, packs the punch of a Bob Marley song. On “Living in a New World,” King turns his insightful observation from statements on social injustice and prejudice to thoughts of redemption and optimism that despite everything going on around him, hope lies in the future.

King has mastered the bridge between conveying a meaningful message to the listener while never talking down to them and packing it was tight rhythms. This disk is a must have for any serious blues fan no matter what sub-genre they prefer and a sure winner of a few more W.C. Handy awards for Willie King.


Track Listing: 1. Living in a New World 2. Crawlin' Blues 3. The Stomper 4. America 5. You so Evil 6. All Tied Up 7. You Got to Have Love 8. Ain't Gonna Work 9. Is It My Imagination 10. Terrorized 11. The Blues Life (monologue)

Personnel: Willie King - vocals and guitar Willie Lee Halbert - second vocal Aaron 'Hardhead' Hodge - guitar and third vocal Robert Corbett - bass Kevin Hayes - alto sax and tambourine Henry Smith - keys

Year Released: 2002 | Record Label: Rooster Blues | Style: Blues


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