Jordan Patterson & The D.C. Hurricane – Give Me A Chance
1. Funky Thang (Playing the Blues Like Never Before) - 5:41 2. Those Pretty Eyes - 4:21 3. Life of Misery - 4:23 4. No Educated Woman - 4:05 5. The Thing I Do for You - 6:16 6. Blues Hotel - 3:43 7. Give Me a Chance - 4:38 8. Your Love Is Killing Me - 5:15 9. The Fast Lane - 4:36 10. Natural - 3:13
Jordan Patterson (vocals, harp) , Anthony Gonsalves (bass) , James "Hot Dog" Lewis (piano, organ) , Shawn Kellerman (guitar) , El Torro Gamble (drums) , James Evans (tenor sax) , Josh Brown, Jr. (alto sax) , Bobby Parker (guitar on 2,7) , Bobby Rush (harp, vocals on 4)
1. AllMusic - Thomas Erlewine
Drawing from straightforward urban blues wailers like James Cotton as well as the blues-rock of the '80s, harpist Jordan Patterson delivers an uneven but intriguing album with Give Me A Chance. Patterson deserves some credit for trying to expand the boundaries of contemporary blues by adding harder rhythms and more complicated melodies but his execution often doesn't deliver the promise of his ideas. Frequently, his delivery is too forced -- he pushes both his voice and harp to the limit, which doesn't let his songs take hold. Nevertheless, there is a lot of potential on this debut. Patterson has a gutsy, impassioned attituded and when he matches his confidence with the right tune, the results are powerful.
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