Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Take the soul searing angst of Otis Redding, blend it with a boiling hot mixture of Stones classics like “Some Girls” and “Let it Bleed”, stir it up with the hot mess of summertime, and you’re left with the sizzling and sultry debut of R&B legend Willie Jones. An unadulterated complement for an evening of burning desire and an overheated apartment, the tracks on this slice of pristine groove will shake your moneymaker while satisfying that itch for some down and dirty rhythm and blues.
As the new Detroit epitome of coolness, Jones wastes no time in showing off his soulful prowess. This collection of 15 new tracks highlights the years of wisdom gained from a life in the heavy business of soul baring and soul searching. Funky bass line growl, steady grooves, clean blasting guitars, and hypnotic keys hover over the classic and secret heart of Detroit soul. Imitators beware; this is the real original deal. Jones began his career back in the 1950s, hitting the clubs with “The Royal Jokers” of Atlantic Records fame. The man has seen it all, from the beginning to the never-ending future.
Black Francis, Cheetah Chrome, and Jon Auer of the Posies make notable appearances to turn up the heat even higher. Jones holds his own while combining his gritty streetwise style with today’s underground rock legends. World-renowned producer Jon Tiven is at the helm and makes sure each track gracefully bends into the next, like the perfect blues note burning between bars. Willie Jones is back on the map and the man is here to stay. Let the music do the talking.
CHERRY RED RECORDS
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