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Macy Blackman And The Mighty Fines - Shoorah Shoorah FLAC album


Performer: Macy Blackman
Genre: Soul and Funk music / Blues
Title: Shoorah Shoorah
Released: 2017
FLAC version ZIP size: 1895 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1946 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1116 mb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 922
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The Mighty Fines and I have been in the studio recording our new CD, titled "Shoorah Shoorah - The Songs of Irma Thomas and Allen Toussaint. It's a tribute to the music and genius of the Soul Queen and King of New Orleans and by far our best effort yet. Every number has a great texture, and they're all different. I sing six of Allen's tunes, Brickyard Blues, Workin' In the Coal Mine, Lipstick Traces, Holy Cow and With You In Mind. Oh, and Shoorah Shoorah. As an appetizer, here are two tasty samples. Brickyard Blues", from Shoorah Shoorah - The Songs of Irma Thomas and Allen Toussaint Macy Blackman and the Mighty Fines. In Between Tears", from Shoorah Shoorah - The Songs of Irma Thomas and Allen Toussaint Macy Blackman and the Mighty Fines.

Macy Blackman has played with many musicians through the years and he himself is also an excellent musician. His singing partner Nancy Wright has a voice similar in style to Etta James so you know right there she has plenty of soul. The band is called Macy Blackman and the Mighty Fines and the album is titled Shoorah Shoorah. A cover of the classic "Working In The Coalmine" begins the proceedings in a delightful way. Big bass and sax and rollicking piano serve the tune well. The baritone sax is so rich and deep and the piano solo is melodic and well composed

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The project began with a conversation between Macy Blackman and Allen Toussaint shortly before the latter’s death in 2015. In tribute to Toussaint and his longtime partner, Irma Thomas, Macy Blackman and the Mighty Fines present Shoorah Shoorah: The Songs of Irma Thomas and Allen Toussaint. The players are Blackman, piano, cornet, guitar and vocals; Nancy Wright, tenor saxophone and vocals; Ken Snakebite Jacobs, baritone saxophone; Bing Nathan, upright bass and background vocals; Larry Vann, drums and tambourine; and Kit Robberson, viola da gamba on With You in Mind

Listening to Shoorah Shoorah, it’s easy to see Blackman’s point. He plays rollicking, good-time music and his band brings together some of the Bay Area’s finest players, including tenor Nancy Wright, baritone saxophonist Ken Snakebite Jacobs, bassist Bing Nathan, and drummer Larry Vann (who played with New Orleans soul queen Irma Thomas when she lived in the East Bay four decades ago). There were some pieces I’d never heard before, like ‘Shoorah Shoorah, and others I knew we had to include. The first one, ‘Working in the Coal Mine,’ is based Allen’s arrangement not Lee Dorsey’s. L to R: Kenny Snakebit Jacobs, Nancy Wright, Bing Nathan, Macy Blackman, and Larry Vann, looking mighty fine. Photo: Courtesy the artists.

Hearing Macy Blackman is like stepping into an uptown New Orleans club such as the Dew Drop Inn, circa.

This album is comprised of New Orleans music from jump blues to get to dancing to gumbo grooves to make you stroll to slow blues to put you in the mood. Genre: Blues: New Orleans Blues. Hearing Macy Blackman is like stepping into an uptown New Orleans club such as the Dew Drop Inn circa 1955. Indeed, pianist/ vocalist Macy Blackman has been playing this music since it really wasn't very old. Born in 1948 in Wilmington, Delaware, Macy spent his formative years in the Philly area. While in high school he formed The Evergreens, a band which specialized in backing up classic R&B groups such as the Orlons, and Lee Andrews and the Hearts. He moved to New York City in 1966 where he lived until 2000, playing in every imaginable capacity.

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Tracklist

1 Working In The Coal Mine
2 In Between Tears
3 Shoorah Shoorah
4 Take A Look
5 Lipstick Traces
6 It's Raining
7 Brickyard Blues
8 Hittin' On Nothing
9 With You In Mind
10 Done Got Over It
11 Holy Cow
12 Ruler Of My Heart
13 Look Up

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 8 14519 02285 5