13 Songs, 44 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Colin James pays tribute to his heroes with this swinging set of roadhouse blues. While the song selection nods to Freddy King, Jimmy Reed, and Junior Wells, the performances depend as much on James’ loose, swampy feel as they do the classic riffs. In “Boogie Funk,” he rips out rocket-powered leads, but it’s the gentle Southern soul ballads that command attention.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Colin James pays tribute to his heroes with this swinging set of roadhouse blues. While the song selection nods to Freddy King, Jimmy Reed, and Junior Wells, the performances depend as much on James’ loose, swampy feel as they do the classic riffs. In “Boogie Funk,” he rips out rocket-powered leads, but it’s the gentle Southern soul ballads that command attention.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
14 Ratings
14 Ratings
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Solid collection

From first to last track...this is a finely curated collection of blues classics, honored by a musician whose interpretations are first order. Great music; great production. It's been a big hit on Blue Moon Americana and Blues Up The River shows in Sonoma County.

BILL TYME

Heard on Trailer park Boys podcast love it

I first heard him on the trailer park boys podcast and instantly started downloading his music! I feel like I've been in a hole since I've never heard of his music before but dam am I glad I found it this whole album is gold!

Corwinnn

If you buy just one...

Colin James is one of the few artists I will buy an album before hearing what's on it. I've been a huge fan since I first heard Colin in the late 80's, and since then his music has become part of the fabric of my life. I would encourage anyone to invest some money in this and treat their ears to a bluesy good time!

About Colin James

This guitarist, singer, and songwriter is Canada's answer to the U.S.'s Chris Duarte or Kenny Wayne Shepherd. Colin James Munn grew up in Saskatchewan, listening to folk and blues. After learning the penny whistle and mandolin, he quit school and worked with a succession of bands, among them the Hoo Doo Men.

When he was 19, he moved to Vancouver and joined the Night Shades. About two years later, performing under the name Colin James, he was lucky enough to be noticed by the folks at Virgin Records, who signed him. James' 1988 self-titled debut was the fastest-selling album in Canadian history, and he followed that in 1990 with Sudden Stop, and Colin James & the Little Big Band in 1993. In 1995, James switched over to Warner Music Canada, and released Bad Habits, on which he teamed with some good company: Bobby King and Terry Evans, Mavis Staples, guitarist Waddy Wachtel, Lenny Kravitz, and former Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble keyboardist Reese Wynans.

All of James' albums are well-recorded affairs. The only problem is, he doesn't tour the U.S. very much, and spends most of his time in Canada. In 1998, he toured with Steve Winwood, Little Feat, and Keith Richards. ~ Richard Skelly

HOMETOWN
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
GENRE
Rock
BORN
August 17, 1964

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