Kalb, Danny / I'm Gonna Live The Life I Sing About
Album: I'm Gonna Live The Life I Sing About   Collection:General
Artist:Kalb, Danny   Added:Mar 2009
Label:Sojourn Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-06-14 Pull Date: 2009-08-16
Week Ending: Aug 9 Jul 26 Jul 12 Jul 5 Jun 28 Jun 21
Airplays: 1 1 2 2 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 27, 2023: Traditions
You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover
4. Jan 31, 2014: The Songsmith Show
You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover
2. Dec 06, 2021: Traditions (rebroadcast from Dec 3, 2021)
Shake Sugaree
5. Jan 18, 2013: The Songsmith Show
Slippin' And Slidin'
3. Dec 03, 2021: Traditions
Shake Sugaree
6. Sep 09, 2011: The Songsmith Show
I Wish You Would

Album Review
Frank Jackson
Reviewed 2009-06-10
Co-founder of the 60’s Blues Project with Al Kooper, Kalb performs here mostly with a trio, covering tunes by the likes of Willie Dixon, Little Richard, John Lee Hooker, et al. Mostly acoustic with some harmonica, organ and slide guitar. Great guitar work by Kalb. All songs worth a play. I like 3, 4, 10, 12, 13. No FCC’s.

1. (3:49) Mid. Doors’ ‘Break On Through’ guitar riff, surf-ish tones, drumsticks on the rims, soft-edge vocal delivery, understated instrumentation.
2. (4:13) Mid. Stripped-down version of the Little Richard classic. Great acoustic guitar work, dreamy soundscape under some nice drum-work. Fades out.
3. (3:35) Fast. Great acoustic strumming, quick drumming, awesome vocal breaks. Driving and urgent, with tempo shifts. GREAT STUFF!
4. (6:15) Slow. Sweet slide guitar, introspective lyrics, a real-deal blues number.
5. (2:35) Slow/Mid. Outdoorsy tune with harmonica, laid-back.
6. (3:44) Slow/Mid. Some great electric soloing, about getting out of NYC.
7. (3:32) Slow. Nice hammering-on guitar work on this John Lee Hooker tune. Very quiet and sparse, true to the original, yet a distinctive take.
8. (3:28) Mid. Great jaunt through this Jimmy Reed tune, nice guitar solos, drumming.
9. (3:36) Slow/Mid. Dreamy and ominous with organ. A Kalb original.
10.(3:12) Mid. Title track. Great, great guitar work even though a bit understated. Very tight and bright.
11.(3:24) Slow/Mid. Very introspective, with nice harmonica work.
12.(4:59) Mid/Fast. Great interplay between guitars. Forward drums, upbeat against the violent elements of the lyrics.
13.(5:11) Mid. A Joe Williams classic performed with great gusto. A live version with some awesome playing by all.
14.(4:31) Slow. Another Kalb original, very quiet echoing the title of the song. Good for early morning/late night play.

Track Listing
1. I Wish You Would   8. Shame, Shame, Shame
2. Slippin' And Slidin'   9. Crazy Girl
3. You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover   10. I'm Gonna Live The Life I Sing About In My Song
4. Mean Old World   11. Shake Sugaree
5. Gotta Get Goin' Again   12. Samson & Delilah (If I Had My Way)
6. Danville Dame   13. Baby Please Don't Go
7. I'm In The Mood   14. Lazy Afternoon