Quintus McCormick – Still Called The Blues
Delmark DE 821 (2012)
Quintus McCormick’s acclaimed Delmark debut from 2009 Hey Jodie! (Delmark 801) was one of the best soul-blues albums of the new millennium’s first decade. Quintus’ second CD Put It on Me! (Delmark 815) proved he is one of contemporary Chicago’s brightest stars. And now the prolific songwriter is back again with new joints, ready to pop like “That’s My Baby”, “It Won’t Work”, “I Gotta Go”, “What Am I Gonna Do?”, “Always”, “Searching For Your Love”, “I’m In Love With You Baby”. Plus there’s Quintus own personal spin on covers of The Beatles’ “Oh! Darling”, George Jackson’s “Still Called The Blues” and “Old Time Rock And Roll” and more! Still Called The Blues is a great blend of straight ahead blues, soul blues, r&b, funk and soul music. Anyway you look at it, it’s Still Called The Blues.