Giles Corey – Stoned Soul
Delmark DE 834 (2014)
Giles Corey’s credits include being in the bands of Billy Branch & The Sons of Blues and Otis Rush. Giles also played and recorded with Syl Johnson, Mississippi Heat and Buddy Miles. The talented singer/guitarist was a founding member of the funk/blues/rock & roll powerhouse Lubriphonic. When Lubriphonic stopped touring in 2011, the seed was planted for Stoned Soul, Giles’ debut as leader. The band features Marty Sammon on keys, Joewaun Scott on bass and Rick King on drums. The album features eleven new originals and covers of “Don’t Let The Green Grass Fool You”, a 1971 hit for Wilson Pickett and Gary Clark Jr.’s “Bight Lights”. Stoned Soul features a unique blend of roots music, rich in history yet contemporary and forward-looking.