Willy Bo Walker : Stone Cold Beautiful – CD;Mescal Canyon Recores;MCREX020
Album Kindly submitted by Hemifran
Style : Blues
Rate (1-5) :
Scotsman Willy Bo Walker lives in London and is a man with many musical ambitions. Apart from being the front man for Rattlin’ Bone and for The Mescal Canyon Troubadours he also comes now and then with a solo project. Stone Cold Beautiful is part 2 of the promised trilogy and this one was completed with his long time (musical) friend E.D. Brayshaw.
The album is a mini album with only six tunes on it but since some of them goes over the six minutes the total outcome for this album is almost 40 minutes. Leading track Storm Warning is an excellent opener and perfect self-penned blues tune. Motel Blues is a cover from Loudon Wainwright III and we have to say that the original still sounds a bit better. On Loan me A Dime, original from Fenton Robinson, Willy Bo hits the blues as no other can do it. Not only his seasoned voice makes it worthwhile to sing the blues but the excellent guitar work by E.D. Brayshaw adds all the extra you need in a blues tune. I want To know, September Red and Killers on the run are all self-penned tunes and although they al range between six and ten minutes they are truly worth listening to from start till end.
Mr. Blue Boogie