Album Review of
Respect The Blues

Written by Duane Verh
December 30, 2016 - 12:00am EST
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If it’s been awhile since one’s last trip to a top-notch blues club, the Joey Gilmore Band provides a most appealing reminder of the goings-on in such a place.  The Florida-based guitarist/vocalist and his very solid backup unit serve up a set of well chosen fare, penned by masters such as William Bell (“Kill Nothin’) and Don Robey (“This Time I’m Gone For Good”), varied in tempo and feel but sequenced in a way that never loses its overall drive and its old-school blues feel.  The inclusion of a couple crowd-pleasin’ r&b gems- “(I Feel Like) Breakin’ Up Somebody’s Home” and “Chain Of Fools” and of guest vocalists on occasion (Edlene Hart, Domino Johnson) complete an atmosphere of a first-rate “show” set. One of this late year’s “cut above” blues releases