Professor Porkchop and the Dishes: U R My Everything (2013)
"Blame It On The Moon" stirs white and black gospel into the base of Americana to make a soulful hymn to placing proper responsibility. McCaa doubles on piano and organ, giving the piece a high top and low bottom. Drummer Brady Blade, sonically unadorned throughout the recording, punches the time. "Move to New Orleans" is a street drag march about living the lowlife. "Sprague Street Rag" is all Jelly Roll Morton on the street where the whinin' boy lives. The instrumental "Puerto Rico Hotel" summons the spirit of Louis Moreau Gottschalk from his Brooklyn grave to play electric piano to the Caribbean humidity of the music. Porkchop has the chops and shares them widely.
Track Listing: U R My Everything; Blame It On The Moon; Move To New Orleans; Sprague Street Rag; Early In The Morning; Junkie For Your Love; Puerto Rican Hotel; Roll With My Baby; Knock Me A Kiss; Can’t Stop Thinkin; I’m Gone.
Personnel: Chris McCaa: vocals, keyboards; Jason Coffield: guitar, saxophone; rick Willis: bass; Brady Blade: drums; George Hancock: flute, baritone saxophone; percussion; Shawn Stroope: bass.
Record Label: Self Produced