Kenny Blues Boss Wayne creates a joyous ‘groovy’ album with Jumpin’ and Boppin’ his latest cd.
And there is never anything wrong with slippin’ this cd on at a barbecue or riding down the highway.
It rocks on Bankrupted Blues, it grooves on the fantastic Blues Stew and it gets Jimmy Reed-esque on Blackmail Blues.
Duke Robillard stabs in lead guitar all over the album and with KBBW’s supple piano chops you’re in bop land with the great horn section.
One of the best performances comes late in the album with the exceptional Back To Square One. This song has a 60’s Ray Charles feel.
KBBW also does a great cover of You Don’t Know Me which Charles brought into the top of billboard top 5 in 1962.
As Kenny says “If you don’t know how to rock you sure can roll”
Amen to that
JOHN EMMS is a veteran music journalist, Sun and Post Media contributor, and singer-songwriter with Canuck Blues Rockers THE SHAFTMEN
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