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Robillard, Duke / Guitar Groove-A Rama
Album:Guitar Groove-A Rama Collection:Blues
Artist:Robillard, Duke Added:03/2006
Label:Stony Plain Records 

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Add Date:2006-04-23 Pull Date:2006-06-25 Charts:Blues
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Album Review
Sadie O.
Reviewed 2006-04-11 
Robillard, Duke – Guitar Groove-a-Rama (Stony Plain Records)
Reviewed by Sadie O., 4/10/06
Blues guitarmeister plays a sampler of styles, paying homage to pre-eminent guitarists and really cool vintage guitars. There’s quite a bit of crossover to rock and jazz, while still remaining firmly in the blues tradition. It all sounds good to great.
No FCCs. 1, 4, 6, 7 (apart from spoken intros to various styles), 9, 11-12, 13 and 14 are instrumentals. There are a LOT of great tracks – and a couple really long cuts so you can fix something to eat...
1. ***4:54 Slow, growly instrumental stroll – swampadelic Telecaster
2. *4:28 slow down home country blues – classic style
3. ***3:10 bouncy uptempo rockabilly shuffle
4. *5:15 jazzy uptempo instrumental bounce with nice walking bassline and crisp picking.
5. *4:59 slow swampy crawl with a bit of tremolo
6. 5:11 Slow, clean and spare instrumental working of the classic tune, judicious touches of whammy-bar. Almost 2 minutes into song it turns uptempo and jazzy. “Beatles ending”
7. **16:13 spoken intro for 20 seconds, then into marathon showcase of different blues styles, starting with slow Muddy stroll. He introduces each influence, so it’s a nice little blues lesson.
8. *3:05 jazzy, relaxed vibe, walking bass, swing guitar, cute lyrics.
9. **4:35 uptempo rock instrumental rave-up (like “Tequila” with harder edges), nod to Albert Collins guitar style.
10. ***10:19 snaky midtempo crawl with great standup bass and a bit of horn. Very sexy – now THAT’s a love song! Goes into a long 60’s-style “eastern” jam for last several minutes.
11. 0:54 extremely quiet start, “animals waking up” noises. Freeform, intro to next cut.
12. 2:14 slow instrumental, lots of tremolo, good for slow dancing. Bit of Hendrix “Little Wing” sound to the guitar.
13. ***5:36 uptempo instrumental bopper – this one will have you snapping your fingers and wiggling around in your chair, at least!
14. ***6:05 slightly downtempo tango version of instrumental classic, lots of whammy bar and a bit of horns. Switches to a midtempo stroll with the horn solo.

Track Listing
1.Do The Memphis Grind 8.I'll Do Anything But Work
2.Gambler Blues 9.No Way Out
3.Down Along The Cove 10.This Dream
4.Sunday Mornin' 11.Just Before Dawn
5.Sewed Up 12.Dawn
6.Danny Boy 13.Cookin'
7.Blues A Rama 14.Dark Eyes