Omar Coleman – Live!
Delmark DE 846
“We like our blues with a dose of funk, soul and all other kind of stuff”, says Omar Coleman. Eventually these supposedly separate genres run into each other especially with the new generation of blues artists taking over. Even though it was only available for the second half of the year Omar’s Delmark debut Born & Raised (Delmark 840) was #15 on Living Blues magazine’s top radio albums of the year. In the LB review of the album, Roger Gatch said, “The album bears the mark of an artist who is appropriately confident in his abilities as a singer, harmonica player and songwriter and who is steeped in the classic blues sounds of his home city yet unafraid to take them in a more contemporary direction. It is a pleasure to hear how his sound continues to mature and evolve.” Live! contains 10 songs recorded live at Rosa’s Lounge.