Vito, Rick / Soulshaker
Album: Soulshaker   Collection:Blues
Artist:Vito, Rick   Added:Apr 2019
Label:Vizztone Label Group  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2019-04-19 Pull Date: 2019-06-21 Charts: Blues
Week Ending: Jun 16 Jun 9 Jun 2 May 26 May 12 May 5 Apr 28 Apr 21
Airplays: 1 2 2 2 1 3 3 1

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 12, 2021: Hanging in the bone yard (rebroadcast from May 25, 2019)
I've Got A Secret
4. May 20, 2021: Hanging in the bone yard
I've Got A Secret
2. Jul 31, 2021: Hanging in the bone yard
World On Fire
5. Oct 03, 2020: Hanging in the bone yard
I've Got A Secret
3. Jun 23, 2021: Hanging in the Boneyard (rebroadcast from Dec 28, 2019)
I've Got A Secret
6. Jul 25, 2020: Hanging in the bone yard
I've Got A Secret

Album Review
Mr. Bones
Reviewed 2019-04-20
Soulshaker – Rick Vito (as told by Mr. Bones)

From the harmonica on track one to the soulful slide guitar last track, Rick Vito lays down a big bawdy sound that would even put a grove in The Grinch's step. Perhaps its all those years playing with the likes of Fleetwood Mac, John Mayall and Roy Orbison.... that's given him the chops to create his own first rate blues release. He is backed by a top notch (yet understated) rhythm section which leaves plenty of room for his captivating vocals and hypnotic slide work that at times sounds more like a sitar or a Theremin than a guitar. Want proof that the blues is still an evolving art form, give him a listen.

RIFYL: California Honeydrops, Bozz Scaggs, Elvin Bishop

*1) She's Just Too Fine - uptempo bawdy blues rocker (2:53)
***2) I've Got A Secret - surreal, eery and intoxicating (3:50)
3) I Do Believe - uptempo, fun & funky with driving bass (3:50)
**4) World on Fire - Driving road house boogie about the planet going
to hell in a hand basket. (4:35)
5) Doggin' Around - mid-tempo instrumental with spacey Hawaiian
guitar style (3:21)
**6) Dancin' Little Sister - fun, uptempo rocker ala The Killer (Jerry
Lee Lewis) (3:41)
**7) The Ball an2d Chain - spooky feeling mid-tempo with driving bass
and tom-tom drum (4:16)
*8) I'm Going to Heaven - bouncy uptempo blues about redemption
with stellar picking (3:29)
9) Soul Shadows - mid-tempo instrumental with a dreamy feel (3:20)
*10) Walking Shoes - mid-tempo call to the Lord for help in finding the
right path with catchy bridge (4:41)
*11) Promise Land - classic downtempo with a syncopated rhythm and
great finger work (3:28)
12) A Change Is Gonna Come - instrumental cover of a Sam Cooke

* Mr. Bones especially likes these

Track Listing
1. She's Just Too Fine   7. The Ball And Chain
2. I've Got A Secret   8. I'm Going To Heaven
3. I Do Believe   9. Soul Shadows
4. World On Fire   10. Walking Shoes
5. Doggin' Around   11. Promise Land
6. Dancin' Little Sister   12. A Change Is Gonna Come