Cox, Doug & Salil Bhatt / Slide To Freedom 2
Album:Slide To Freedom 2 Collection:World
Artist:Cox, Doug & Salil Bhatt Added:May 2009
Label:Northern Blues Music 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-05-24 Pull Date:2009-07-26 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Jul 26Jul 19Jul 12Jul 5Jun 28Jun 21Jun 14Jun 7

Recent Airplay
1.Dec 04, 2009:No Cover, No Minimum
4.Jul 15, 2009:A Little Bit of Everything
Freedom Raga
2.Sep 03, 2009:Happy Hour
I Scare Myself
5.Jul 07, 2009:At the Cafe Bohemian
3.Jul 24, 2009:The Rent Party
I Scare Myself
6.Jun 30, 2009:No Cover, No Minimum: Tuesday Edition
Freedom Raga

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-05-24 
DOUG COX & SALIL BHATT: Slide to Freedom 2
NorthernBlues, 2009

CANADA/INDIA – Very fine follow-up to 2007’s Slide to Freedom, a unique blend of blues and Indian classical music. Cox plays resophonic guitars, and Bhatt is the inventor of the Satvik Veena, a 19-string hybrid instrument with a guitar body and a resonating gourd. Vocalist John Boutte adds soul to 1,3,5,7,8.

* * * * | Fo’s Picks: 3, 4, 5, 6, 8

1. 4:21 – relaxed walking groove, positive vocals, veena break goes to town
2. 9:51 – meditative intro; rolling groove starts at 3:30, a cool easygoing jam
3. 4:22 – mysterious vibe, soulful vocal, tight guitar/veena dialogue
4. 8:10 – upbeat, percolating: great percussion & shimmering string interplay
5. 5:20 – beautiful “Amazing Grace,” simple and moving, very good vocal
6. 10:17 – slow dialogue… speeds up gradually, deep playing on both sides
7. 2:58 – Beatles cover! Straight-up bluesy treatment with a jolly bounce
8. 5:32 – soul vocal trades off with strings, then an upbeat jam. So cool.

[ Fo ] 05/24/09

Track Listing
1.Make A Better World 5.Amazing Grace
2.A Letter Home 6.The Moods Of Madhuvanti
3.I Scare Myself 7.For You Blue
4.Blessings 8.Freedom Raga