Dave Specter – Message In Blue
Delmark DE 836
Compact Disc (2014)
Dave Specter’s 10th album, Message in Blue, is a soulful and compelling blend of Specter’s original instrumentals along with powerful blues/R&B vocals. Soul legend Otis Clay makes his Delmark debut as special guest on three songs including a re-make of the classic “Got To Find A Way” with Willie Henderson and the Chicago Horns, The Falcons’ “I Found A Love” (complete with Specter nod to Robert Ward playing through a Magnatone amplifier) and a tribute to the late Bobby “Blue” Bland, “This Time I’m Gone For Good”. Brother John Kattke is on keyboards and vocals while harp ace Bob Corritore guests on two Specter originals. From tough and tone-full Chicago blues guitar to soul-jazz grooves and funky R&B, Message in Blue is sure to satisfy!
“One of the few top-tier guitarists.” –Down Beat