Roomful of Blues-(aka)-The First Album
Roomful of Blues
Roomful of Blues - (aka)-The First Album:Released 1977 on Island Records, produced by Joel Dorn and the great Doc Pomus, reveals a powerful and entertaining approach to material from Noble "Thin Man" Watts, Chick Willis, Aaron Walker, Lou Willie Turner, and others. Duke Robillard's authentic vocal and guitar lead with authority, the group performing these solid blues with the precision of jazz greats. Though Greg Piccolo is the tenor sax player in the ensemble, Scott Hamilton is featured on Aaron Walker's "Still in Love with You," a performance by the group that allows their respective talents to shine, the production flawlessly gives breathing room to each instrument. The rave version of "Honey Hush" condenses the music, focusing the elegance of the previous track into a rocking stomp with the band building into a mini blues Wall of Sound.