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JEFF HEALEY-BEST OF THE STONY PLAIN YEARS-VINTAGE JAZZ, SWING AND BLUES-“PULLING ON THE HEART STRINGS”-CD REVIEW JOHN EMMS

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Due out this July 17th Jeff Healey Best of The Stony Plain Years Vintage Jazz, Swing and Blues will knock out music fans with a sweet swing of jazz inspiration.

Jeff and the band swing like mad on the opening Three Little Words, then have a good time nailing The Sheik of Araby live at the Montreal Jazz Festival.

I mean this compilation is contagious stuff folks!!

Jeff grabs an electric guitar on I Would do Anything For You, everyone solos and you just can’t help but smile.

Healey did literally sell millions of records around the world as a blues rock bandleader but the sheer warmth of Jeff on tracks like Pardon My Southern Accent and indeed anywhere on this disc is downright emotional.

Yes you heard me, Emotional

If you want to get to Jeff Healey’s heart then all you have to do is listen.

This glow reminds me of when Jeff and myself walked into Stompin’ Tom Connors’ music birthplace at the Maple Leaf Hotel in Timmins Ontario.

It was only a moment in time but smiling ear to ear in yesteryear we was.

An absolute must have.

JOHN EMMS is a veteran music journalist, songwriter/musician.

Have some fun and check out John and THE SHAFTMEN here

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/the-worlds-gone-crazy/id673101570

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https://twitter.com/emmsreviews

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