Lloyd Jones – Love Gotcha
"Story telling with a Memphis groove" is how Lloyd Jones describes his soulful and intelligent fusion of funk, blues and r&b. After honing his skills with the likes of Charlie Musselwhite, Robert Cray, Dr. John, Bonnie Raitt and a host of other music legends, the guitarist formed the Lloyd Jones Struggle in 1985 as a vehicle for his prolific songwriting. They have since become a mainstay on the West Coast circuit.
Love Gotcha presents Lloyd's writing at its trenchant best - check out the rueful "Treat Me Like the Dog I Am" and "Young Girls," his tribute to the charms of the mature woman. Lloyd's tasty guitar work throughout is complemented by some of the funkiest horn-rhythm-organ arrangements around.
1. Nickles and Dimes - 3:37 2. I Declare - 4:16 3. Love Gotcha - 2:55 4. Treat Me Like the Dog I Am - 3:33 5. Ride and Roll - 4:03 6. Ain't Nothing a Girl Can Do - 3:22 7. Hurtin' House - 3:52 8. Old News - 5:14 9. Shake 'Em Up - 3:34 10. Fools Gold - 2:50 11. Big Ol' Shirt - 2:16 12. Highway Rider - 3:12
Lloyd Jones (vocals, guitar) , Rudy Draco (tenor saxophone on 2) , Renato Caranto (tenor saxophone on 7) , Steve Cannon (trumpet) , Glenn Holstrom (piano, organ) , Ben Jones (bass) , Don Worth (drums) , Terry Evans (background vocals)
1. AllMusic - Philip Van Vleck
This is Jones' best album to date. The blues/R&B veteran is in top form -- his guitar playing is incisive and efficient, and his singing is terrific. His songwriting, however, is probably the most impressive thing about Love Gotcha. Working with a solid group of sidemen, it seems like everything is within his grasp. A slow Chicago blues like "Old News" simmers admirably, flavored by a perfectly measured guitar solo, while the title track, another Jones' original, is driving, funky R&B powered by a slick horn arrangement. Jones turns the old Brownie McGhee/Sonny Terry tune "Ride and Roll" into a swinging R&B blockbuster, and he throws down an equally potent interpretation of the classic blues number "Hurtin' House," which features a very tasty tenor sax solo from Renato Caranto. No matter how you look at it, this album shapes up as an outstanding project.
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