The lyrics "I got dem Reservation Blues" is found on the title track's slow, drawn out "Reservation Blues". Other lyrics like "Plantation Reservation" - "'cause if you're raised on either one, you know you've really paid your dues" spell out the very deep, insightful message on this classic tune. "Walls of Hate" provides insight into the need for brotherly love; the message being carried along by an infectious rhythm and easy-to-take vocals by Eddy. Slow, lamenting "Running Along", speaks volumes musically and emotionally about the ruts of downs we find ourselves in sometimes, along life's bluesy highway. Eddy's guitar leads on this one seem to cry out all the misery that's befallen the world since the first Blues appeared. The superb backup instrumental chorus' answer to Eddy's guitar laments seems to echo the truth of this soulful misery. There's always a change on the blues horizon in all of us, as ably depicted in the upbeat, spirited instrumental shuffle, "Blues Cruise". Eddy's emotional, hopeful and optimistic leads on this flavorful winner, illustrate the blues release into happier times again. The whole band joins in to aid the cause with energetic instrumentals, featuring the scorching sax solo virtuosity of Dennis Taylor.
"Easy Is My Style" is an easy-on-the-ears slow blues creation. Eddy's melodic and meaningful guitar leads on this one expresses his creative soul admirably. This incredibly well put together CD ends with Chuck Berry's immortal classic, "Sweet Little Rock and Roller". This extremely upbeat and uplifting final track on Reservation Blues says it all about the true spirit of Rock 'n' Roll, and the incomparably bluesy, rockin' 'n' rollin' spirit of Eddy and the rest of his extremely talented band. Better put your reservations in early for a copy of this excellent CD, so you won't have the Blues later, if you can't get a copy.
(Used with permission of "to-nite magazine," Toronto, Canada)
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