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Cox, Doug & Salil Bhatt / Slide To Freedom
Album:Slide To Freedom Collection:World
Artist:Cox, Doug & Salil Bhatt Added:04/2007
Label:Northern Blues Music 

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Add Date:2007-05-13 Pull Date:2007-07-15 Charts:Reggae/World
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Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2007-05-04 
DOUG COX & SALIL BHATT: Slide to Freedom
NorthernBlues, 2007

Wow! This is a unique meeting of back-country blues and Indian music, out of Canada. Cox plays a dobro resophonic guitar. Bhatt is the inventor of the Satvik Veena, a 19-string hybrid instrument with a guitar body and resonating gourd. Throw in some tabla and two tracks with Bhatt’s father (on the Mohan Veena, adapted from a Hawaiian guitar) and you get magic. Hypnotic grooves, great dialogues, beautifully slurred string plucking coming out of each channel.

Fo’s Picks: 2, 3, 4, 7, 8

1. 03:18 – back-porch pickin’ and singin’ with croaky vocal
2. 10:17 – slow dialogue first 2:30, then a light gallop with some fine pickin’
3. 08:36 – exotic feel: first 3 mins slow, then undulates like a camel ride
4. 04:26 – midtempo Indian blues: vocal is just OK, but the solos are excellent
5. 08:33 – first 3:00 delicate, slow & spare, then a sweet rustic melody
6. 07:46 – first 2:00 meditative, then a lilting three-way conversation
7. 04:44 – low-down little groove, with vocal, sliding instrumental breaks
8. 08:49 – hypnotic, fantastic pickin’ & slidin’ over a low, steady pulse

[ Fo ] 4-May-07

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