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California Honeydrops, The / Call It Home, Vol. 1 & 2
Album:Call It Home, Vol. 1 & 2 Collection:Blues
Artist:California Honeydrops, The Added:02/2019
Label:Self-Release 

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Add Date:2019-02-14 Pull Date:2019-04-18 Charts:Blues
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Album Review
Mr. Bones
Reviewed 2019-02-15 
Call It Home – California Honey Drops (2018) reviewed by Mr. Bones

So how a does a white, Polish immigrant produce a knock-out soul, jazz, funk double disk that channels the likes of The Meters, Curtis Mayfield and Sly Stone into a captivating modern sound? Perhaps its all those years busking in Bart stations; don't know & don't care, just glad he did. Whether its the ska inspired Coming Home or the soulish Live Learn, it is hard to believe that just five guys can make such a big, joyful sound (albeit with a help from friends, including Bonnie Riatt). Pick any track, you can't go wrong with this release (except Vol I, track 7)

Vol I (more uptempo)
* #1 Call it Home - slow, swap-funk with band firing on all cylinders & Bonnie Riatt
on 2nd vocals (3:42)
* #2 Coming Around - delicious soul number with nice Brazilian/ska accents &
killer bass (6:47)
* #3 Cry For Me - splendid Mardi Gras tune, think Bourbon Street (3:22)
* #4 Standing Still Blue - slow blues number with great piano & guitar (3:53)
* #5 Hold It Down - Red hot New Orleans funk (3:46)
* #6 Your Sweet Love - slow, sweet love song featuring LW's sweet falsetto and
trumpet (4:02)
#7 Those Days - slow, heavily orchestrated love song (4:05)
* #8 Live Learn - mid-tempo blues/soul ala Curtis Mayfield (4:34)

Vol II (slower & more traditional)
* #1 Only Home I've Ever Known - down-tempo acoustic with nice vocals &
trumpet (4:05)
* #2 Silicon World - bluesy lament about life with too much silicon (3:45)
* #3 Tell Me (I Wanna Know) - bouncy blues with mean trumpet break (4:39)
* #4 Drop by Drop - slow song about a lazy summer day with one's beau (3:25)
* #5 Good Good Lovin' - bouncy, swap-pop acoustic love song ala Jessie
Winchester (2:58)
* #6 Things We Used To Do - playful, down & dirty with great horns (3:34)
* #7 Im My Baby's Arms - drop dead beautiful with a LW's great falsetto and a
syncopated beat
*#8 Starr Child - bouncy fantasy number about child from another world with
spacey, improvisational break (6:31)

* Mr. Bones especially likes these

Track Listing
1.Call It Home 9.Only Home I've Ever Known
2.Coming Around 10.Silicon World
3.Cry For Me 11.Tell Me (I Wanna Know)
4.Standin' Still Blues 12.Drop By Drop
5.Hold It Down 13.Good Good Lovin'
6.Your Sweet Love 14.Things We Used To Do
7.Those Days 15.In My Baby's Arms
8.Live Learn 16.Starr Child