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Villani, Lucio / Nightbreed: Blue Tales
Album:Nightbreed: Blue Tales Collection:World
Artist:Villani, Lucio Added:09/2017
Label:Felmay 

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Add Date:2017-09-27 Pull Date:2017-11-29 Charts:Reggae/World
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Album Review
Margy Kahn
Reviewed 2017-09-21 
Italian bass player takes on the American blues tradition with nothing but his instrument and his voice; focus is on the words and the rhythms seen through the prism of European culture; if you are into traditional blues at all this is another way entirely to experience them, pared down to their essence

FCC violation on track 8; Favorite tracks 5, 9, 10, 11, 12

1- Man of Constant Sorrow-4:51-- rhythmic bass motif and slight Italian accent gives this traditional song a quirky vibe

2- Chocolate Jesus – 4:54-- Tom Waits' tune starts with lowdown bass notes that swing – words drawn out as only an Italian speaking English can make them

3-- Last Night –4:35-- another great intro and bass motif

4- Where Did You Sleep Last Night –4:24 –traditional song with bass echoing call and response lyrics

*5- Nightbreed – 3:55 – composed by Villani – swingy and almost happy, with blues harp wailing in the background

6- Time—4:24 – Tom Waits' tune – fabulously resonant bass threatens to overwhelm lyrics

7- Oh Glory! – 5:35 –Rev. Gary Davis – words are front and center here with bass punctuating

FCC --8- WARNING! Hurt – 3:39 – FCC violation (fuck) on this track

*9- Hard Times Killing Floor Blues –5:18 – Skip James tune – intro circles around, Lucio hums

**10--So Long Bonnie—5:13 – another happy Lucio tune with cool blues harp

*11—Big Boy – 4:49 – Lucio boils the blues down to its essence

**12-- Way Down in the Hole – 3:44-- Tom Waits' tune sounds almost lush with this blues harp/bass rendition

13 –Harvest –8:41-- Neil Young song distilled to its basics; halfway through song gives way to sound effects and then turns into “We Shall Overcome”

Track Listing
1.Man Of Constant Sorrow 7.Oh Glory!
2.Chocolate Jesus 8.Hurt
3.Last Night 9.Hard Times Killing Floor Blues
4.Where Did You Sleep Last Night 10.So Long Bonnie
5.Nightbreed 11.Big Boy
6.Time 12.Way Down In The Hole
 13.Harvest