Recensie: David Bromberg Band – The Blues, The Whole Blues And Nothing But The Blues


David Bromberg Band – The Blues, The Whole Blues and Nothing But The Blues
Format: CD – LP / Label: Red House Records
Releasedatum: 14 oktober 2016

Tekst: Iain Patience

Zie hier het interview met David Bromberg: (

Any new release from US roots master guitarist David Bromberg is bound to whip up a fair music feeding frenzy. For around fifty years, I personally have been an unashamed, outright huge fan of this guy and his spectacularly significant, genre-crossing musical magic. When I first heard him back around 1970, I became an avowed fan, chasing up releases as and when and where I could find them.

With this latest release, Bromberg – often viewed as the Godfather of Americana –  has again shown just how wonderfully versatile and untamed he really is. This is Delaware-based Bromberg returning to his blues roots with complete ease and startling control.

Kicking off with Walking Blues, he goes on through the old traditional number 900 Miles, a simply superb take on Delia and a wonderful version of Bulldog Blues mixed together with his own material always brimming with his trademark Jewish humor and laconic, lyrical delivery. It hardly need be said it features some exceptional fretwork with the iconic Bromberg switching effortlessly between, electric, acoustic and slide styles at the drop of the proverbial hat.

When I ask about the release, he says he considers it the best thing he’s done to date, heaping praise on producer Larry Campbell (ex-Dylan/Levon Helm) for his understanding of what Bromberg was aiming to produce and Justin Guip who engineered the project with minimal fuss or difficulty in the studio.  ‘What do I hope to get from this album,’ he muses briefly before chuckling, ‘Worldwide domination!’

With ‘The Blues, The Whole Blues and Nothing But The Blues’, Mister David Bromberg just might surprise himself with more than a small measure of global sales success. This is a very, very good, satisfying release that simply cements his position as a true US roots music icon.

01. Walkin’ Blues (Robert Johnson)
02. How Come My Dog Don’t Bark When You Come ‘Round (Unknown)
03. Kentucky Blues (George “Little Hat” Jones)
04. Why Are People Like That? (Bobby Charles)
05. A Fool For You (Ray Charles)
06. Eyesight To The Blind (Sonny Boy Williamson)
07. 900 Miles (Traditional)
08. Yield Not To Temptation (Deadric Malone)
09. You’ve Been a Good Ole Wagon (John Willie Henry)
10. Delia (Traditional)
11. The Blues, The Whole Blues and Nothing But the Blues (Gary Nicholson & Russell Smith)
12. This Month (David Bromberg)
13. You Don’t Have to Go (David Bromberg)

Website: David Bromberg



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