Size: 143.1 MB
Label: Top Cat
Styles: Contemporary blues, Funky blues
[5:37] 1. Opus In Sawdust Alley
[5:42] 2. Don't Walk Away
[3:24] 3. Stop Lying In My Face
[5:11] 4. Coffee Man
[5:15] 5. Ladies Please Touch Me
[4:42] 6. Sweet Lovin' Man
[5:26] 7. The House Is Burnin' Down
[4:31] 8. Pleaselove Me
[5:33] 9. Message To Man
[7:09] 10. Woman Hollering Creek
[4:35] 11. Merry Christmas Baby
[4:41] 12. The Christmas Song
The prolific Calvin Owens is back with his multi-faceted orchestra,entertaining us, amazing us, and moving us. This new recording splendidly documents his latest collaborations, compositions and arrangements and itdemonstrates once again what Calvin's fans have long known: the maestro is a man of expansive musical vision.
Making this disc a special treat, Calvin features an impressive cast of guest artists from his hometown, Houston, Texas. Supported by the consummate musicianship of the savvy players in his large ensemble, there are vibrant appearances by veteran saxophonist Grady Gains, as well asvocal leads by the passionate Trudy Lynn, the impeccable Gloria Edwards and the brilliant Leonard "Low Down" Brown. And when he's not finessing that trumpet, Calvin himself delivers some of the best singing on record to date.
Calvin Owens has been named for the second year in succession to be Most Outstanding Blues Musician by the Living Blues Magazines' Critics Awards in the category of sax, trumpet, or horn section.
Calvin Owens (vocals, trumpet); Gloria Edwards, Trudy Lynn, Leonard "Low Down" Brown (vocals); Charles Davis (guitar); Grady Gains (saxophone); Andra Haviland (baritone saxophone); Ron Cole (Hammond b-3 organ).
The House Is Burnin'