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Arthur Adams - Stomp The Floor

PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 6:23 pm
by blueswriter
Arthur Adams
Stomp The Floor
Delta Groove (2009) DGPCD135

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12 tracks, 48 minutes. Recommended. For listeners and fans who prefer slickly-produced, soul and R&B-infused blues, Arthur Adams should warrant serious consideration and this powerful effort is the perfect solution. Adams is surely no newcomer to the music scene, nor should he be a stranger. His passion for performing was sparked by singing in a local Tennessee church choir as a six year old child, and has continued on unabated since then. His big ears and vast musical smarts landed him session work with Nina Simone, Bonnie Raitt, Jimmy Smith, Quincy Jones, Lowell Fulson and others over the years, including a number of solo projects to his credit. Prior to Stomp The Floor, Adams was featured on Mitch Kashmar’s Nickels & Dimes (Delta Groove DGPCD 103) recording from 2005. Mr. Adams is definitely in his element here, and his smooth voice is well to the fore on smoky tracks like I Know What You Mean, So Sweet, Callin‘ Heaven, Nature Of The Beast, You Are Invited and much more. His stinging guitar style shows a strong debt to B.B. King on You Can‘t Win For Losing, Don‘t Let The Door Hit You and Blue Roots, and in fact, both artists have appeared on each other’s recordings in the past. While Arthur Adams may not have been on your radar before now, he should be at this point. For anyone who has ever enjoyed the varied works of W.C. Clark, Otis Clay, Solomon Burke, Robert Cray and numerous others who straddle the fence between blues and soulful R&B, Stomp The Floor will prove to be a welcome addition. Great songwriting, skilled musicianship, excellent track layout and wonderful production from a talent deserving wide acclaim.

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