9 October 2010

The Blues Room# 246 Puttin some Funk in Your Blues

Charles Big Daddy Stallings

The Blues Room presents ...
Episode 246, 6 September

Charles 'Big Daddy' Stallings
Blues Party
Tai Jeria Record Company / Synquesse Music

Third album by Charles 'Big Daddy' Stallings 'Blues Party' lives up to its name without a doubt! Born in Columbia, South Carolina, and getting raised on a farm in Hobbsville, North Carolina, Big Daddy was honing his guitar playing and vocals from an early age by first learning Big Boss Man by Jimmy Reed. He has since released outstanding albums of 'good time blues with a twist' and shared the stage with The Holmes Brothers, Pinetop Perkins, Hubert Sumlin, Mark Hummel and Candye Kane to name a few.

Blues Party brings elements of funk, soul, and blues together with some latin influences, plenty of tasty horn sections including fine Mississippi saxaphone, and a whole lotta heart. Big Daddy’s vocals are excellent, husky at times and at other times as smooth as silk. There’s obvious influences from some of the greats like BB King, James Brown, and Muddy Waters here but what I like most is Big Daddy’s own personality and great sense of humour that shines through on songs like Old Folks, and Doggone Shame. Blues Party gets 4 out of 5 thumbs up from me. Good time blues with a twist!

Nate Taiapa, The Blues Room Radio Show Host, NZ

1. Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee - I'm a Stranger Here
2. Lee Sankey - Tribute to Sonny and Paul
3. The Mannish Boys feta. Kid Ramos
4. Big Mojo Elem - Special Kind of Love
5. Charles 'Big Daddy' Stallings - Doggone Shame
6. Eric Lindell - Raw Doggin
7. Tommy Castro feat. Coco Montoya - A Good Fool is Hard to Find
8. The Mannish Boys - These Kind of Blues
9. Mitch Kashmar and the Pontiax - My Kind of Woman
10. Dojo Cuts - Grand Carnival
11. Johnny Winter - Sugar Coated Love
12. Charles 'Big Daddy' Stallings - Blues in your Funk
13. Lil Ian Goodsman - Crossroads Blues
14. Michael Powers - It's a Bloody Life
15. BluesTime - Pontiac Blues

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