Solo Electric Blues is the premier CD of Will Scott's blues-based originals and studies. The CD features Will Scott songs inspired by the styles of Junior Kimbrough, R.L. Burnside, and Fred McDowell. He also brings his own deep rock stylings to covers of songs by those and other artists. One of the few times he strays from the guitar/voice format, in fact, is to play the accordian on a Hound Dog Taylor's She's Gone!
Solo Electric Blues has been described as "music of the soul in its most sincere expression." Will's originals, in particular, are potent reminders that honesty and emotion in music are as important, if not more important, than virtuosity. Songs like Long Time Since and Loneliness are compelling without a single chord change. Add to that the intimate feel of these recordings and it is no wonder that listeners have found Solo Electric Blues so inviting.
History of the CD:
The recordings for Solo Electric Blues were originally done as a demo. Will gave a few of these demos out to his friends, and soon had strangers contacting him to request a copy. When he began receiving requests for the recordings from people in the music industry, he decided to release the demo as an independent album.
Will is currently manufacturing these CDs himself. This CDR retains all the charm of the original home-cooked demo that created such a buzz. Nothing fancy here. No big studio sound. No glossy liner notes. Just great music, recorded in an intimate setting, with a picture on the cover. Worth every penny!
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1. Jumper On the Line
3. Wish I Was in Heaven
4. Slightly Used Shoes
5. Goin' Down the River
7. Love and Pain
8. Trimmed and Burnin'
9. Long Time Since
10. She's Gone