Don Covay & The Jefferson Lemon Blues Band – The House of the Blue Lights (1969/2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 43:05 minutes | 927 MB | Genre: Blues, R&B, Soul
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front cover | © Woah Dad!
This is not the vintage Don Covay sound that many of his fans may know about and you won’t find any of his big hits on this CD but this 1969 album sounds like a labor of love, something that Covay was dying to record for a long, long time. You can hear the sincerity, vitality and enthusiasm on every track. Wonderful album. As other reviewers have noted. this is a bit of a hybrid. Not a traditional blues album by any means, but one that mixed blues with soul and a dash of rock too. Very satisfying results. There are times when Covay is singing, that I swear it’s Mick Jagger. The vocal inflections are that similar sometimes. But the real highlights are the songs themselves, plus the guitar playing. Something to savor.
01. Key To The Highway
02. Mad Dog Blues
03. The Blues Don’t Knock
04. Blues Ain’t Nothing But a Good Woman on Your Mind
05. The House of Blue Lights-Part 1
06. Four Woman
07. Steady Roller
08. Homemade Love
09. But I Forgive You
10. Shut Your Mouth
11. The House of Blue Lights-Part 2