Lou Pride in his own words in the CD booklet said, "The road has led me to Severn Records", so is the end of the road a good stop?, well yes! The album has 12 songs and is a well polished showcase of Lou's quality vocal style.
The title track "Words of Caution" opens the set, it was co written by Lou and producer David Earl, it is a message to all fella's to treat their women right. "You Were Never Mine" is a lovely haunting gentle melodic song, which gives me goose pimps every time I hear it, Benjie Porecki on the Fender Rhodes piano leads the horn section ever so gently as Lou glides through the silky vocal. "Don't Blame The Man" written by Roy C. Hammond has a lilting reggae feel to it. Roy C. also wrote "After The Party" which has some great rousing horn work, the horns are arranged and conducted by the legendary Willie Henderson. Lou gives us some deep vocal on the gentle swayer "It's A Good Thing". "Love For My Baby" is another gentle swayer as he is complemented by Bill Heid on Hammond organ and Robb Stupka laying down a firm drum pattern. "Livin' A Lie" has some Albert King style guitar playing on it, performed by Harold Flood and again the first class horn section shines as it is led by Willie Henderson through this bluesy song. The Horns add some more quality playing on "Beware!", this old Ann Pebbles song never sounded better as the horns let rip and the band pack a powerful punch as Lou gives his all on the song that closes the album.
Lou has delivered a fine album in "Words Of Caution" and I doubt if there will be
any better soul/blues album this year. A must have album.
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