Lee Sankey: My Day Is Just Beginning
What makes this album move, and it does, is the hard driving, blues oozing playing by Sankey and his cohorts and vocalist David Migden's way with the lyrics. Migden has a voice that recalls Lou Rawls and a delivery like a slew of blues singers who have plied their trade for years. He can get down and dirty, be soulful and signify with the best of them. His singing is punctuated with some incredible harmonica and guitar playing by Sankey and Matt Schofield. Listen to them work on a rousing "Stone in My Shoe" creating images of Little Walter, Junior Wells, Howlin' Wolf and Sonny Boy Williamson and others. Every now and then, you get taken aback a bit as Migden sounds like Elvis Presley before Presley forgot his roots. Please note that some songs have words not suited for younger ears. With that warning, this album is recommended.
Track Listing: Lee Sankey - Harmonica/Guitar; Matt Schofield - Guitar; David Migden - Vocals; Jeff Walker - Bass; Rob Eyers, Maurice McElroy* - Drums; Nick Payn - Tenor Sax/Flute; Sid Gauld - Trumpet/Flugelhorn; Andy Hamilton - Tenor & Alto Sax
Personnel: Drinking Game; Only My Baby; Women and Trouble; Shout It on Out*;Office Politics*; Stone in My Shoe; S'picious Woman; My Day Is just Beginning; I Don't Like My Way of Living; Where We Going to
Record Label: Ten Year Noose
Style: Fringes of Jazz