With special guest Eric Alexander. Guitarist Specter has always had good singers with him on his Delmark albums and Blues Spoken Here introduces Lenny Lynn. Similar to a previous Specter cohort Barkin' Bill, Lynn has been influenced by Joe Williams (the one who sang with Count Basie) and Brook Benton. Their voices all have that deep, warm sound and Lenny also has that jazz sensibility apparent on the tracks "Listen Here" and "Moanin'". With four albums of his own, tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander is Delmark's most popular jazz artist. He's featured here on four tracks and knows Lenny from his early days of professional playing. Lenny gave Eric his first gig! This one is hot off the presses; both the studio performances and the two live tracks from Buddy Guy's Legends blues club were recorded the last week of January, '98.
1. Blues Spoken Here
2. Why My Baby (Keeps On Botherin' Me)
3. Senor Blues
4. Boss Funk
5. I Stepped Iin Quicksand
6. Just A Dream
7. City Boy Blues
9. Blues On My Mind
10. Listen Here
12. Roll 'Em Pete
Dave Specter is also featured on:
Bluebird Blues with Barkin' Bill Smith
Blueplicity with Tad Robinson
Live in Europe with Tad Robinson
Left Turn on Blue featuring Lynwood Slim & Jack McDuff
Speculatin' his instrumental album.
Is What It Is with Steve Freund.
Live in Chicago with guests on CD & DVD.
| SPECTER, DAVE / BLUES SPOKEN HERE w / LEN -CD
Blues CD DELMARK 721
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