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Fathead – Building Full Of Blues

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Fourth release on Electro-Fi Records. This first-rate Canadian band performs a unique musical mix drawn from various sources. Sounds like blues from a huge melting pot, performed on a high level of quality.

Track Listing
1. Jellyfish Blues - 3:45   2. Fire in the Hole - 3:44   3. What About Me? - 3:28   4. Bitter When I'm Old - 4:06   5. Katrina - 2:50   6. One Day the Sun Will Shine - 3:44   7. Apartment 10 - 3:31   8. I Pity the Fool - 3:55   9. Too Many Heartaches - 3:15   10. Backwoods Paradise - 3:58   11. The Last Time - 4:07   12. Building Full of Blues - 5:17

John Mays (lead vocals) , Al Lerman (harp, saxophone, percussion, backing vocals) , Omar Tunnoch (fretless bass, bakcing vocals) , Darran Poole (uitar,, fiddle, shakers, backing vocals) , Hayden Vialva (drums) , Shakura S’Aida (duet vocal on 3) , Lance Anderson (Hammond B-3 organ) , Jesse O’Brien (piano)


Fathead is a 5 piece band that has been making blues music in Canada since 1995. I have to thank Jon Norton, music director at WGLT-FM in Normal, Illinois, for bringing them to my attention. Their latest cd, "Building Full of Blues" (Electro-Fi, 2007) is an unexpected treat. The band consists of John Mays (lead vocals), Al Lerman (harp & tenor saxophone, vocals), Omar Tunnoch (bass, vocals), Darran Poole (guitar) and Bucky Berger (drums). They won the Juno award (the Canadian Grammy) for Blues Recording of the year in 1998 for their second cd " Blues Weather." The first time I listened to this cd I laughed out loud with joy. Fathead is a PRIMO blues band--they make beautiful tight music, music to enjoy whatever your mood might be. This cd reminds me in the best way of another great cd--John Nemeth's "Magic Touch" (Blind Pig, 2007). Both cds are all so well-played, so well-written that it is hard for me to imagine a time when this music, this cd, this band did not exist. How did I get along without this? It seems like I have to ask--what took me so long to discover Fathead?

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