With this release, Smyth treats his CD audience to a tasty assortment of blues standards, acoustic slide solos and original tunes. Each is captured in the bold, whimsical style.
***** VOTED ONE OF Dr. STEVE'S - WCBE COLUMBUS, BLUE COLLAR SHOW - TOP 10 CDS OF 2005 *****
THINK OF ME - Little Milton
I'VE GOT MY OWN HELL TO RAISE - Bettye LaVette
A BIGGER BANG - Rolling Stones
THE SOUL TRUTH - Shemekia Copeland
IT'S AL IN YOUR HEAD - Al Smyth
BRING 'EM IN - Buddy Guy
SADIE MAE - Nick Moss & The Flip Tops
COMING HOME - Eugene "Hideaway" Bridges
I'M FROM PHUNKVILLE - Mem Shannon
THE DUKE MEETS THE EARL - Ronnie Earl and Duke Robillard
"Al Smyth of the Free Beer 'n' Chicken Coalition caught my ear with his trio's version of thumpin' juke-joint, sit-down guitar-playing blues 'n' boogie. Quite the colorful character, and very funky, too."
"He's stolen back every lick Keith Richards stole from the country blues players..."
- John Petric, The Other Paper
"Instead of trudging through the pentatonic minor scales that pour from blues bars the world over, Smyth prefers to work out a tighter structure of riffs and hooks."
- John Ross, THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
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1. Gimmie Back My Wig
2. al....al smyth
3. Come on in My Kitchen
4. Crow Jane
5. Think Twice
6. FREE BEER 'n' CHICKEN
7. I said yea, but I wasn't
8. Cocaine Blues
9. Hideaway (acoustic)
10. Messin' with the Kid
11. Mary Lou
12. Hound Dog
13. on a count of I've got a bad back...
14. SHAKE (featuring Rosco)
15. Captin' Captin'