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Heather Crosse – Grooving At The Crosse Roads (2015)

Posted by on November 25, 2015 with No Commentsas

That terrible pun in the CD title refers to the fact that vocalist, bass guitarist, song writer and band leader Heather Crosse, originally from Louisiana, is now based in Clarksdale, Mississippi, where she has backed up the likes of Jody Williams, Bob Margolin and James “Super Chikan” Johnson, in addition to regularly appearing with her own band as Heavy Suga’ & The Sweetones at the Ground Zero blues club, part-owned by actor Morgan Freeman – she refers to this on the appropriately named ‘Clarksdale Shuffle’.From the opening early 60s R&B flavoured strut of the sassy ‘My Man Called Me’ (from Big Mama Thornton) and the moody blues of the original ‘Why Does A Woman Need A Bass Guitar’ through to the fine uptempo swinging blues of ‘Call On Me’ and the closing ‘You Don’t Move Me No More’, another sassy number from Big Mama Thornton (and Heather’s growl runs her close), this is a totally convincing album.

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