Charmed & Dangerous

Altered Five Blues Band

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Format: CD

Cat No: BPCD5169

Release Date:  11 August 2017

Label:  Blind Pig Records / Altered Five

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  019148516922

Genres:  Blues  

  • Description

    For 15 years, Altered Five Blues Band has been winning audiences with a swaggering stomp of bruising, barrel house grit. According to Downbeat magazine, frontman Jeff Taylor “sings powerfully� and “ Jeff Schroedl’s live-wire guitar reaches the high bar of mixed invention and fluidity �Blues Bytes magazine declares the group features “the funkiest rhythm section outside of Memphis.� For its fourth album, Charmed & Dangerous, the Milwaukee based quintet joins forces with Blind Pig Records, one of the world’s premiere blues labels. Produced by multi-Grammy winner Tom Hambridge (Buddy Guy, Susan Tedeschi, Johnny Winter,etc.), and featuring guests on harmonica and backing vocals, the 13 tracks of original, contemporary blues deliver a fiery mix of deft songwriting and simmering musicianship Taylor’s smoldering baritone howls in the opening title track, and breaths fire-and brimstone on cuts like “On My Listto Quit� and “Three Alarm Desire�. The soul drenched “Eighth Wonder� and scrapyard shuffle “Mint Condition� showcase A5’s songcraft, while “Cookin� in Your Kitchen� and “If Your Heart Went Public� prove you can still rattle the rafters with pure, stone-cold slow blues. The album’s third track, “Three Forks,� was penned about legendary Delta bluesman Robert Johnson and features music, adapted with permission, from the classic cut “Crossroads.�

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Charmed & Dangerous
      • 2. Mint Condition
      • 3. Three Forks
      • 4. On My List to Quit
      • 5. If Your Heart Went Public
      • 6. Gonna Lose My Lady
      • 7. Cookin' in Your Kitchen
      • 8. She's Still Crazy
      • 9. Eighth Wonder
      • 10. Three Alarm Desire
      • 11. Small Talk
      • 12. Rotten
      • 13. Look What You Made Me Do