Kim Wilson – Take Me Back – LP
Kim Wilson's first solo recording in since 2017.
After 17 years, Kim Wilson (leader singer of the Fabulous Thunderbirds) has rejoined M.C. Records for his upcoming and 7th solo release, ''Take Me Back.'' The recording is Kim's first solo release in three years. In 2001 and 2003, M.C. Records released ''Smokin' Joint'' & ''Lookin' For Trouble'', both were nominated for Grammy Awards in the Traditional Blues category.
''For the last 17 years, I have had fond memories of working with Mark Carpentieri at M. C. Records. When we met before the award-winning, Big Jack Johnson BBQ sessions I was very impressed with his positive productivity. He runs a tight ship and is always working very hard on your behalf. I'm looking forward to our journey on this next record and thanks for welcoming me back aboard!''
Take Me Back was recorded at Big Jon Atkinson’s ultra-authentic Big Tone Studios. Kim Wilson invited some first-class blues musicians for the album including Billy Flynn, Barrelhouse Chuck, Big Jon Atkinson, Rusty Zinn, and Kid Andersen. To say that these recording sessions were enjoyable experiences would be a vast understatement! Not only are these fellas’ great musicians but they are also dear friends of mine and I want to thank them for the incredible performances that they gave. – Kim Wilson
''Take Me Back'' is deep, authentic, and filled with the gut-wrenching blues sounds Kim has made famous for over 40 years. Recorded live in the studio and mono at Bigtone studios, Kim delivers the blues as his heroes did in the golden age of the genre in the 1950s. Kim and his all-star band muscle through 16 tracks with some new Wilson songs and a mix of some great blues and R&B nuggets by the likes of Jimmy Rogers, Guitar Gabriel, Jimmy Nolan, Larry Williams and more.
A1. You Been Goofin - 2:39 A2. Wingin' It - 2:42 A3. Fine Little Woman - 3:30 A4. Slow Down - 3:08 A5. Strange Things Happening - 2:57 A6. Play Me - 2:45 A7. If It Ain't Me - 3:00
B1. Strollin' - 2:47 B2. The Last Time - 2:50 B3. Money, Marbles & Chalk - 3:39 B4. Take Me Back - 2:41 B5. Rumblin' - 2:27 B6. I'm Sorry - 2:23 B7. Goin' Away - 3:47
1. lahoradelblues.com - 2021.01.11
Después de diecisiete años Kim Wilson ha vuelto a grabar un álbum en solitario para el sello M.C. Records propiedad de Mark Carpentieri. Sus dos anteriores trabajos para esta compañía publicados en 2001 y 2003 fueron nominados a los prestigiosos premios Grammy. De hecho Wilson se sintió siempre muy a gusto trabajando con Mark Carpentieri ya que es una persona muy productiva, vital y todo un profesional que siempre está atento y sabe sacar los mejor de los músicos que trabajan con él. “Take Me Back” incluye dieciséis canciones en las que, una vez más, Kim ha dado lo mejor de sí mismo, interpretando los blues en el estilo más tradicional y auténtico siguiendo los pasos de bluesmen como Jimmy Rogers, Jimmy Nolan, Larry Williams, Howlin’ Wolf o Little Walter. A lo largo del álbum el oyente podrá percibir con total nitidez la espontaneidad, el acervo musical, la calidad, la química y la intensidad que aparece entre todos los músicos que han colaborado en el disco lo que hace que Kim Wilson se sienta perfectamente arropado, muy a gusto y totalmente a sus anchas para entregarse en todas y cada una de las canciones. No en vano Kim está acompañado por excelentes músicos a la vez que amigos y perfectos conocedores todos ellos del lenguaje que interpretan como son entre otros Billy Flynn, Big Jon Atkinson, Rusty Zinn, Kid Andersen, Robert Welsh o el tristemente desaparecido Barrelhouse Chuck. No es necesario insistir en que este álbum es algo único e irrepetible, una verdadera joya y un tesoro para el aficionado. BUENISIMO.
After seventeen years, Kim Wilson has recorded a solo album for M.C. Records, a company owned by Mark Carpentieri. His two previous jobs for this label were published in 2001 and 2003 and got a nomination for prestigious Grammy Awards. In fact Wilson always felt very comfortable working with Mark Carpentieri as he is a very productive vital person and an amazing professional who always takes care of the smallest detail and knows how to get out the best of the musicians who work with him. "Take Me Back" includes sixteen songs where, as usual, Kim has done his best, performing the blues in the most traditional and genuine style following the footsteps of bluesmen like Jimmy Rogers, Jimmy Nolan, Larry Williams, Howlin' Wolf or Little Walter. Along the album listeners will be able to accurately savor the spontaneous feeling, musical heritage, quality, chemistry and intensity shared by all the musicians who collaborated in the album, which makes Wilson feel totally comfortable and relaxed to give the best of himself in each of the album songs. Not in vain Kim is surrounded by excellent musicians and good friends who perfectly know the blues language like Billy Flynn, Big Jon Atkinson, Rusty Zinn, Kid Andersen, Robert Welsh or the always missed Barrelhouse Chuck among others. No need to insist this album becomes something unique and unrepeatable, a real gem and a treasure for the every blues lover. ESSENTIAL.
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