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JOHNNY RAWLS – ROCKIN’ IN ROCKLAND (DVD+CD) (US IMPORT)
With this win double of a release we not only hear the reassuring and hugely satisfying; gospel inflected soulful blues of Johnny; vocals, guitar and his two sterling sidemen Greg Allen; bass and David Span; drums. But we also see how well the band coax the audience in this small intimate setting, out of their chairs and onto the dancefloor with a mixture of a homely presence and a friendly demeanour; combined with a consummate relaxed easygoing southern style that comforts and inspires everybody to simply throw their cares away and groove to the tunes.
Johnny has a strong, naturally effortless, singular voice that is not dissimilar to that of Van Morrison; while his smooth silky guitar playing produces a sound that appears to be on the verge of going out of tune; yet strangely, not only does it stay in tune but it creates a very pleasant ringing sensation in your ears, which in turn causes you to experience a warm relaxing glow on the inside.
As the concert progresses it becomes apparent that Johnny and the boys are in full command and everybody is happy dancing and singing the night away.
Recorded live at The Timeout Pub, Rockland, Maine. (2007)
Tracklist: Watcha Wanna Do (DVD Only), You Got To Change, Feels So Good, Got To Be Careful, Shake It, Oh Please Come Back, My Turn To Win, How Much Longer, Lucky Man, Don’t Lose Your Good Thing, Give It To Me, It s All In The Game (CD Only), Lucy
Interview with Johnny (7 min.)
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Production: North Atlantic Blues Production/Juke Joint Video
Total Running Time: 74 min.
You can order this DVD in The Netherlands via www.bluesdvd.nl
Website Johnny Rawls : www.johnnyrawls.net