All this publication's reviews Read full review. The Independent UK. Recorded in one take, with drums, bass, guitar and backing vocalists huddled around two microphones, the results have a rustic charm akin to a more grizzled Leon Redbone, with rolling rumba-rock and reggae grooves. Q Magazine. A white guy singing "de" instead "the" might reek uncomfortably of minstrelsy for some, but if you can get past that, any fan of Tom Waits or Dr.
John ought to get a kick out of Gon' Boogaloo. All this publication's reviews. Blurt Magazine. The production values are practically negligible due to the archival effect. Entertaining, at the very least. User Reviews. Write a Review. Positive: 0 out of. Mixed: 0 out of. Negative: 0 out of. That sonic aesthetic has only gotten more primitive since his debut, King Hokum.
You man not modify, publish, transmit, display, participate in the transfer of sale, create derivative works, or in any way exploit the content of DownBeat. From there you will see that this is a very interesting guy with some serious American blues history, knowledge, and skills under his belt. He's like a mix of all your favorite bluesmen of the past in King Hokum, then he's like Tom Waits in Jungle Blues, and then he really does his own thing here on Gon' Boogaloo.
He actually whips out the electric guitar on this one, and his acoustic chops translate pretty well to this album. He has a little more percussion, added backup singers, and some bass. It's completely different than his previous work, but it's by far my favorite. Great tunes all around and some really nice and even pretty guitar work in some of the slower songs.
Blues singer, guitarist extraordinaire with wonderfully original lyrics. Stoneking has a rural, almost Zydeco singing style whose guitar playing is brilliant. He's a white Australian who sounds like some of the great African-American blues singers. This recording was made in rudimentary studio using fairly crude mics and mixers, that add to the uniqueness of the sound. He uses his backup chorus singers to perfection. You've got to smile when you listen to the "Zombie Dance" or the "Jungle Man".
I can't stop listening to C. Stoneking over and over again. One person found this helpful. A fantastic album and a fantastic pressing of the album. I feel like I'm traveling back in time when listening to this record. If you're a fan, I highly recommend buying the vinyl record, for the wonderful pressing that it is and for the great artwork. I heard Zombie Dance on FM and had to hear more.
I enjoy the whole CD. The juxtaposition of Stoneking's husky, boozy voice and the playful, sexy female chorus is what makes this CD so much fun. Despite his free spirited persona, and the Congo beat, the music is very controlled--and that's what gives it the teasing quality that makes it so enjoyable.
I love this cd! If you like listening to old time Blues but want cleaner production so you can hear what the artist vision is this will be art fast favorite. I first heard this artist I thought someone found a field recording in pristine condition. I wished He would do a tour of the US. This is a very interesting collection of music.
The recording is done very analog which adds to the mystery of the lyrics and music. An Austratrian, he's been a student of American music.
Once again it took someone from somewhere else to show us what we have always had here. See all reviews. Top reviews from other countries. I had never heard of this performer but heard a track on my local radio blues programme.
I certainly recommend it to any blues fan. I can't wait to get hold of the other CDs by the same artist. Report abuse. How bizarre that he sounds like an old geezer and black at that. Is there an old black man out there who sounds like a young white one I wonder?
Totally entrancing. Great songs and that unique sound. What's not to like. And certainly his new sound is more accessible, if not commercial, since swapping the banjo for an axe. This is probably his best album to date. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? Back to top. Get to Know Us. Make Money with Us. Amazon Payment Products.
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