Something Smells Funky 'round Here (CD Jewel Case)

Elvin Bishop's Big Fun Trio

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Format: CD

Cat No: CDAL4983

Format Details: CD Jewel Case

Release Date:  13 July 2018

Label:  Alligator Records

Packaging Type:  Jewel Case

No of Units:  1

Barcode:  014551498322

Genres:  Blues  Rock  

  • Description

    Bishop and his Big Fun Trio return for more joyous houserockin’, including a comic title track declaration on U.S. politics as only Elvin can deliver.

    The album mixes rousing, new originals, reinventions of three Bishop classics and some unexpected, soul-shaking covers. Something Smells Funky ‘Round Here was produced by Bishop and Steve Savage and recorded at Bishop’s Hog Heaven Studio in Lagunitas, California. Bishop wrote or co-wrote five songs (including two by the entire trio). The potent title track—a tongue-in-cheek State Of The Union address as only Elvin can deliver— kicks the album off with Bishop aiming his lyrical truths at those in power. The humorous but piercingly direct lyrics take aim at the current political scene while Bishop’s deep blues guitar playing drives the point home.

    Lookin’ Good finds Bishop autobiographically gazing in the rearview mirror with sharp, wry lyrics accompanied by Welsh’s perfect blues piano. Willy Jordan sings lead on four songs, including blistering reinventions of Jackie Wilson’s Higher And Higher and Ann Peebles’ I Can’t Stand The Rain. Bob Welsh, whose guitar or piano playing highlight every song, pounds the ivories on his own Bob’s Boogie. “This album fell together easily,� says Bishop. “Everything I visualized about the songs—from Bob’s playing to Willy’s singing, came true. Bob and Willy are great musicians.�

  • Tracklisting

      Disc 1

      Side 1

      • 1. Something Smells Funky ‘Round Here
      • 2. (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher And Higher
      • 3. Right Now Is The Hour
      • 4. Another Mule
      • 5. That’s The Way Willy Likes It
      • 6. Bob’s Boogie
      • 7. I Can’t Stand The Rain
      • 8. Stomp
      • 9. Lookin’ Good
      • 10. My Soul