Yamilov, Rome / Henry Kaiser - The Lenoir Investigation CD

SKU LVF 1046
Rome Yamilov-guitar, vocals
Henry Kaiser-guitar
Kid Andersen-bass, vocals
June Core-drums
Aki Kumar-harmonica, vocals
Lisa Leuschner-vocal
Jim Pugh-organ, piano

J.B. Lenoir was a bluesman who was active on recordings between 1954 and his premature death in 1967. He is perhaps best remembered for his songwriting, which feataured a wider range of topics than many of his contemporaries, often addressing political and racial issues of the time that are still relevant now.
This is both a fairly straight-forward and also completely whacked take on electric blues. The playing from everyone is great, but I was especially taken by the drumming of June Core.
Henry sounds like Henry and Rome Yamilov, who I was not previously familiar with, sort of reminds me of Glenn Phillips (or at least Glenn’s distinctive and HEAVY vibrato). NOT a deconstruction of electric blues, but maybe more to be thought of as an ‘extension’, it’s fun to hear HK playing this style of music for an entire album and obviously having a blast while doing so. Conditionally recommended!
  • LabelLittle VIllage
  • UPC666449144899
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