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Album Review

Thirty years after their last full-length studio effort, and nearly 40 years since they released their debut album in 1966, the Siegel-Schwall Band is back with Flash Forward, a delightful little folk-blues outing that is refreshing both for its sense of humor and its breezy, lighter-than-air ensemble playing. Not that they're doing anything new here, but the contemporary blues scene is so full of hot-shot players, each one trying to be heavier than the next, that Siegel-Schwall's brand of easygoing, good-natured blues sounds downright radical by comparison. Sporting a longtime lineup of Corky Siegel on harmonica and Jim Schwall on guitar and mandolin, with a crackerjack rhythm section of Rollo Radford on bass and the legendary Sam Lay on drums, the band sounds like it had a blast recording these songs, and although it seems odd to call a blues album joyful, that's exactly what Flash Forward is. Highlights include Siegel's "Afraid of Love" (with the wonderful chorus "I'm afraid of love, but only a little afraid of you"), Lay's laconic "Going Back to Alabama," and Radford's absolutely loopy "Krazy." Who would have thought, out of all the blues bands that formed in Chicago in the 1960s, that it would be the Siegel-Schwall Band left still standing and making lively music 40-some years later? And judging from this album, they're still having a hoot doing it.

Customer Reviews

music as it should be

rollo and sammy are a true, and i mean true rythem section.corky on the harp is spectacular. but i really think its jims electrified acoustic guitar that makes this record one great album.ya gotta listen to this. itwill make you feel good

They still have it!

What a great album. They capture the joy and thrill of their live performances of old. Everyone is so talented here. It is great to hear Sam's vocals featured on so many tunes. His voice is really unique and his drumming is simply the best. "The Underqualified Blues" is worth the price of admission!

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The music would be great, I loved these guys since like 1970, but… the download has every song off by 28 seconds. Whats up with that?

Biography

Formed: 1964 in Chicago, IL

Genre: Blues

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Paul Butterfield and Elvin Bishop were not the only white dudes who formed a blues band in Chicago in the early '60s. Corky Siegel and Jim Schwall formed the Siegel-Schwall Band in the mid-'60s in Chicago and worked as a duo playing blues clubs like Pepper's Lounge, where they were the house band. All of the great blues players would sit in, all the time. Siegel played harp and electric Wurlizter piano, with an abbreviated drum set stashed under the piano; Jim Schwall played guitar and mandolin....
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