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4.8 out of 5
6 Ratings
6 Ratings
helenkosings

Really really well done

None of this is what anybody would call groundbreaking, but then again it doesn't need to be. James can really sing and really play. This is simply very, very good blues - and believe me simple don't mean that it's easy to do. He also covers 2 classic songs that I don't hear covered often (Need Your Love So Bad & Black Night) and James does a fine, fine job on both. This is a very impressive collection...and when it comes yo blues, I am hard to impress!

Bogey1

Good Time Music

Always enjoy Colin, his singing and of course his guitar playing. Great release.

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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