284

Ronnie Earl: I Feel Like Goin' On

Charlie B. Dahan By

Sign in to view read count
Ronnie Earl: I Feel Like Goin' On On his newly released album, I Feel Like Goin’ On, Ronnie Earl accomplishes an amazing feat: he says so much without singing a lyric. Earl’s new album is ninety percent instrumental and it's easy not to notice—Earl’s guitar speaks volumes and clearer than any lyric.

Earl does incorporate vocals on one track entitled “Mary Don’t You Weep,” but it isn’t Earl who sings. He brings in the heavenly vocals of the Silver Leaf Gospel Singers to put an exclamation point on the only vocal track on the album. Particularly enjoying is the banter that was left on between the choir and Earl after they finished the take... nothing short of classic!

I Feel Like Goin’ On puts another notch in Earl’s reputation of being a premiere blues guitarist of our time. What is particularly refreshing about Earl’s approach in this day of fitting as many notes into one bar as possible, is that for him the guitar serves the song and not the other way around. His approach is a spiritual and appropriate one.

Perhaps this album will set a trend in blues of that it isn’t always what you play that is important, it is what you do not play...the artist serves the song. This album serves as a template to that lost and delicate art.

Track Listing: 1. Hey Joe 2. Blues for Otis Rush 3. Little Johnny Lee 4. Wolf Dance 5. Mary Don't You Weep 6. Howlin for My Darling 7. Blues for the Homeless 8. Big Walter 9. Alone with the Blues 10. Travelin' Heavy 11. Donna

Personnel: Ronnie Earl - guitar Dave Limina - piano & organ Jimmy Mouradian - bass Lorne Entress - drums Jose Alvarez - guitar solo on Howlin for My Darling Silver Leaf Gospel Singers - vocals on Mary Don't You Weep

Year Released: 2003 | Record Label: Stony Plain Records | Style: Blues


Shop

More Articles

Read Pathways CD/LP/Track Review Pathways
by Dan McClenaghan
Published: April 30, 2017
Read Landing CD/LP/Track Review Landing
by Mark Sullivan
Published: April 30, 2017
Read Words And Music CD/LP/Track Review Words And Music
by Roger Farbey
Published: April 30, 2017
Read Faces CD/LP/Track Review Faces
by Glenn Astarita
Published: April 30, 2017
Read Nor Sea, nor Land, nor Salty Waves CD/LP/Track Review Nor Sea, nor Land, nor Salty Waves
by Duncan Heining
Published: April 30, 2017
Read Petite Afrique CD/LP/Track Review Petite Afrique
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: April 29, 2017
Read "Eight Track II" CD/LP/Track Review Eight Track II
by Mark Sullivan
Published: December 4, 2016
Read "Energy - Saul Losada" CD/LP/Track Review Energy - Saul Losada
by Paul Naser
Published: March 15, 2017
Read "Transparent Water" CD/LP/Track Review Transparent Water
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: February 20, 2017
Read "Duke Ellington's Treasury Shows - Vol. 21" CD/LP/Track Review Duke Ellington's Treasury Shows - Vol. 21
by Chris Mosey
Published: August 11, 2016
Read "The Behemoth" CD/LP/Track Review The Behemoth
by Karl Ackermann
Published: April 9, 2017
Read "Langen ro" CD/LP/Track Review Langen ro
by Glenn Astarita
Published: March 8, 2017

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus

Sponsor: ECM RECORDS | BUY NOW  

Support our sponsor

Support All About Jazz's Future

We need your help and we have a deal. Contribute $20 and we'll hide the six Google ads that appear on every page for a full year!