Kenny Parker – Raising The Dead
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In 1997, label boss John Stedman had cut an album on the Butler Twins. Playing lead guitar was non other than Kenny Parker. And what a storming player inventive, rocking solos that perfectly complemented the songs, the singing and the groove. Kenny and The Twins got to England for some touring and Kenny and John worked out the deal for this album which was cut in Detroit.
Darrell Nulisch was brought in as special guest and more than lived up to his reputation with some terrific harp playing and singing. The Twins also guested note Clarence's deep harmonica styling. Special note also for Kenny's fine songwriting and original instrumentals.
Kenny will no doubt make more albums but this album stands as one of those 'moments in time' that makes the record biz such a fascinating game.
1. Too Hot For Me - 3:48 2. Your Girl's Gone Bad - 3:40 3. Take It Easy On A Fool - 4:36 4. She's The One For Me - 3:40 5. Shake Hands With The Devil - 6:49 6. Baby Cakes Bop - 4:31 7. Cryin For Help - 5:13 8. You're So Sharp - 4:36 9. Blues For Mr. Bo - 5:36 10. Crazy Bout My Baby - 4:12 11. Brunoise - 4:00 12. Afterglow - 4:14
Kenny Parker (guitar) , Darrell Nulisch (vocals, harp tracks: 1 to 4, 10) , Clarence Butler (vocals, harp tracks: 5, 8) , Curtis Butler ( guitar tracks: 5, 8) , Somerville Slim (vocals, harp tracks: 7) , Bill Heid (piano) , Mike Marshall (bass) , Martin Gross (drums)