Novelli, Peter / Peter Novelli
Album: Peter Novelli   Collection:Blues
Artist:Novelli, Peter   Added:Aug 2011
Label:Chalet Music  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2011-08-21 Pull Date: 2011-10-23 Charts: Blues
Week Ending: Oct 9 Sep 4 Aug 28
Airplays: 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 06, 2011: The Songsmith Show
I'm Going To Louisiana
4. Aug 25, 2011: Summertime Sunshine
Nuthin' To Say
2. Sep 01, 2011: Summertime Sunshine
Nuthin' To Say
5. Aug 19, 2011: The Songsmith Show
Baby Scratch My Back
3. Aug 26, 2011: The Songsmith Show
I'm Going To Louisiana

Album Review
MC Dizzy Jackson
Reviewed 2011-08-19
Peter Novelli gathers some legendary musicians including Dr. John, Augie Meyers (Sir Douglas Quintet, Texas Tornados, John Hammond, Bob Dylan), and for the tribute to Slim Harpo (tracks 12-16) Raful Neal (Slim Harpo), James Johnson and “Big” Johnny Thomassie. This album is bluesy, zydeco, rockin’. Featuring Novelli on the guitar and vocals, along with bass, drums, piano, accordion, horns, organs, etc. There’s some great stuff here. No FCC’s.

*My Favorites*: 2, 3, 7, 9, 11, 12, 15.

1. (4:54) Mid. INSTRUMENTAL. Plodding beat, drum and guitar heavy.
2. *(5:56) Mid. Story-song, Blues with a Latin flair with shaker and castanets. Nice harmonica, female backing vocals.
3. *(5:33) Mid. Inspired by Louisiana’s musical heritage, features accordion and frottoir (washboard), jawharp. Bluesy with a steady rolling beat. Good stuff. About 7 seconds of silence at end.
4. (4:24) Mid. Plodding beat, backing vocals. Straight ahead rockin’ bluesy with a hint of The Allman Brothers.
5. (3:00) Slow. INSTRUMENTAL. Jawharp and synth lend an ominous, airy feel.
6. (3:56) Mid. Slower, steady beat, backing vocals, shakers.
7. *(4:49) Slow. Featuring Dr. John on piano, song about post-Katrina. Nice, mellow guitar and piano solos.
8. (5:02) Mid. Funky groover with cool bass lines. Horns, plodding beat, backing vocals.
9. *(6:00) Slow / Mid. INSTRUMENTAL. A late night, mellow, jazzy jam. Swirling organ, horns, nice guitar.
10. (6:44) Mid. Easy-going song, cool percussion, subdued guitar, harmonica near the end.
11. *(4:52) Mid. INSTRUMENTAL. Featuring Augie Meyers on the Vox organ. Zydeco flair with the organ, accordion and frottoir. It’s Killer.
12. *(5:30) Mid. Featuring Dr. John on piano and James Johnson on guitar solo 3. It’s a rockin’ Louisiana song.
13. (2:53) James Johnson talking about ‘Scratch My Back’, written with Slim Harpo.
14. (2:02) Raful Neal talking about Slim Harpo and ‘Scratch My Back’ while he plays guitar.
15. *(4:43) Mid. Featuring Raful Neal on harmonica, Augie Meyers on Vox organ and James Johnson on guitar solo 1 and 2. Steady rollin’ song, really cool.
16. (1:54) “Big” Johnny Thomassie talking about New Orleans drumming.

Track Listing
1. Texas 'tonk   9. Open The Gate
2. Just Those Blues   10. Real Man
3. I'm Going To Louisiana   11. Bulverde, Texas
4. Lie No Better   12. Te-Ni-Ne-Ni-Nu
5. Grand Isle Dawn - April 21, 2010   13. James Johnson (0n 'scratch My Back')
6. Wrong Number   14. Raful Neal (On Slim Harpo, 'scratch My Back')
7. Since The Hurricane   15. Baby Scratch My Back
8. Nuthin' To Say   16. "Big" Johnny Thomassie (On New Orleans Drumming)