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Kid Ramos: West Coast House Party

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A bevy of talented blues and swing cats join guitarist Kid Ramos on West Coast House Party, a rowdy excursion in jump blues that's as instrumentally satisfying as any recent jump or swing release. With 16 tunes catapulted by some terrific musicians and singers, Kid's soiree is a major blast from first note to the last.The guest list is rife with guitar heavyweights and blues crooners from the West Coast and elsewhere. Appearing are Clarence “Gatemouth"Brown, Duke Robillard, ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Kid Ramos: Kid Ramos

Read "Kid Ramos" reviewed by Ed Kopp

With this second solo release of his career, David “Kid" Ramos didn't settle for a typical set of macho guitar blues. Instead, the Fabulous Thunderbirds axeman called in a talented collection of blues cats and orchestrated one of the most eclectic blues releases of the year.With jazzy horns expertly charted by Jeff Turmes, Gene Taylor's hucklebucking piano, the leader's economical guitar, and an assortment of gifted vocalists, Kid's eponymous debut on Evidence swings hard from start to finish. ...


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