Scotty Anderson: Classic Scotty (2003)
In keeping with the country/blues alternation, next up is Hank Williams' "Cold Cold Heart," with Anderson sounding relaxed and, well, precise. Precision ï" clean, sharp lines, whatever the style ï" seems to be Anderson's stock in trade. A stinging, ringing, country tone here on the classic Williams tune.
"We Gotta Get Outa this Place," originally an Eric Burdon and the Animals vehicle (when it was just The Animals) is up next, featuring P. Ann Everson-Price's soulful, Tina Turner-like vocal, with Scotty and bassist Michael Sherle rocking hard and solid as it gets.
Stevie Wonder's "Boogie On Reggae Woman" wraps itself around Scotty clean guitar lines and Eugene Goss's sandpaper, James Cotton-esque vocal. A great groove song.
As a reviewer, I've been known to grouse about CDs that mix stylesa ; but Scotty Anderson does it with an ease and aplomb, and somehow never loses the necessary continuity of sound. A helluva guitar outing from a premier country/blues/rock guitarist.
Track Listing: Going Down this Road Feeling Bad, LaGrange, Cold Cold Heart, We Gotta Get Outa This Place, Honey Fingers, Milk Cow Blues, Boogie on Reggae woman, All My Lovin', Ruby Are You Mad At Your Man?
Personnel: Scotty Anderson--guitar; Harold Kennedy--guitar; Bill Wood--vocals; Michael Sherle--bass; Randy Winters--drums; Rick Marksbury--harmonica; P. Ann Everson-Price--vocals; Pat Kelly--organ; Eugene Goss--vocals, percussion
Record Label: J Curve Records