Title - 'Here To Make You Feel Good'
Artist - Arthur Adams
For those not in the know, Arthur Adams is an American blues guitarist from Medon, Tennessee.
Inspired by B.B. King and other 1950s artists, he played gospel music before attending college. He moved to Los Angeles, and during the 1960s and 1970s he released solo albums and worked as a session musician.
In 1985 he was tapped to tour on bass guitar with Nina Simone, and he staged a comeback in the 1990s when he released Back on Track, and became a respected Chicago blues player and bandleader in B.B. King's clubs.
A prolific songwriter, with a blues style that incorporated a variety of genres, and a vocalist with a funky, soul-driven sound, Adams is known for his collaboration with many of blues' elite and continues to perform to date.
Now the Blues legend brings his best on this fantastic new album of soulful blues guaranteed to make you FEEL GOOD!
Released this past July 19th, 2019 via Cleopatra Blues, with stand out tracks such as 'Tear The House Down,' 'Sweet Spot' and others already having garnered radio airplay courtesy of popular KJazz DJ Gary "The Wagman" Wagner, it's obvious that this new 10-track album Here To Make You Feel Good is going to fast become one of his most revered.
1. 'Tear the House Down'
2. 'Full of Fire'
3. 'Sweet Spot'
4. 'Pretty Lady'
5. 'Forgive Me'
6. 'Gonna Make Some Money'
7. 'Enjoy Each Moment'
8. 'By Myself'
9. 'Here to Make You Feel Good'
10. 'Little Dab'll Do Ya'
Opening with the aforementioned duo of the lo-fi Blues on 'Tear the House Down' and the pacier 'Full of Fire,' this album has already become a firm favorite here in the office and it's easy to hear why.
With Arthur's credits as a session guitarist and live musician including the aforementioned B.B. King, Sam Cooke, Nina Simone, Bonnie Raitt, Quincy Jones, the Jackson 5, Lou Rawls, and so many more, his overflowing and inherent passion for making great music is most assuredly front and center here on Here To Make You Feel Good.
The magnificent, and crystal clear guitar-playing on the mid-tempo ballad 'Sweet Spot' allow for Adams' unmistakable vocals to shine, as do both 'Pretty Lady,' and the laid back lyrical apology of 'Forgive Me.'
His finger-snappin' hipsway is brought back on the storytelling of 'Gonna Make Some Money' and that's followed by the R&B Soul of Enjoy Each Moment.'
Adams then gets to unleash his down and dirty guitar Blues on 'By Myself' with the album coming to a close with the vibrant title track 'Here to Make You Feel Good,' and then the slow-poke, back burner Blues funk of 'Little Dab'll Do Ya' rounds things off nicely.
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