But these yobs are no mere archivists. They were out to have a ball and let the music speak for itself. These tunes are not terribly concerned with authenticity. But they are with the spirit of the thing These were No Equal Sides - Audiojack - No Equal Sides EP recordings Lets Talk It Over - Willie And The Poor Boys - Willie And The Poor Boys to bring some new light to bear on nuggets of rock and soul's golden age.
They are what they are: a slew of amazing songs played by a great amalgamated and ever-rotating group who could care less about showing off their individual chops, but are content with getting together and playing the music that drew them in the first place.
As such, it works here shockingly well. Geraint Watkinsknown by many as Van Morrison 's keyboard ace and producer of Tres Chicas turns in a killer lead vocal on "Saturday Night" and "Chicken Shack Boogie," not bad for a guy who everybody thought couldn't sing.
Lets Talk It Over - Willie And The Poor Boys - Willie And The Poor Boys Cooperpercussionist to the stars -- and some regular blokes, too -- sings his skinny ass off on Lee Dorsey 's nugget "Can You Hear Me?. The horn section's Steve Gregory and Willie Garnett add heft and weight to this entire orgy of rock and rhythm. These cats push the proceedings into the red, with splattering hi hat work and popping snares.
With Wyman manning the bass with fingerpopping groove and grit, guests in the chair were utterly unnecessary. Lyrics from all the songs are used and so are themes, it's a seamless, wooly monster. The remastering job is terrific and if ever there were a record to take the roots sound and make it fun again, it was this motley crew.
Track Listing. Baby Please Don't Go. Willie and the Poor Boys. Can You Hear Me. Allen Toussaint. These Arms of Mine. Otis Redding. Revenue Man White Lightening. Mickey Gee. You Never Can Tell. Chuck Berry. Slippin' and Slidin'. Little Richard. Saturday Night. Let's Talk It Over. All Night Long. Clifton Chenier. Chicken Shack Boogie. Sugar Bee. Eddie Shuler.
Poor Boy Boogie. These Arms of Mine Otis Redding. Slippin' and Slidin' Little Richard. All Night Long Clifton Chenier.
Sugar Bee Eddie Shuler.
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