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John ‘Juke’ Logan|
The Truth Will Rock You
Review Date: October 2007
by Mark E. Gallo
Here is a slice of real deal Southern California-style blues. Juke has been a fixture on the LA blues scene for 30 years or so. He’s a monster harp player, impressive vocalist, and facile pianist and, as evidenced by the 14 tunes assembled here, a world class songwriter. The title tune reminds me of Dave Edmunds and Rockpile and is enhanced by the presence of bassist Sarah Brown, drummer Mike Buck and Gary Primich on harmony harp. “Designated Drinker” looks at the bar scene from the other end of the spectrum, and “Rockin’ Like A Wild Child” has that 40s boogie groove. “Ask Any Dawg In Town” has a bit of a Spanish flair, and if “Unabomber Of Love” doesn’t get your sense of humor up on the dance floor, it’s time to cash in those speakers. “Sound of Money” features the Leroy Brothers and Denny Freeman and the Burns Sisters on a greasy Texas groove that gets under the skin. This is just a flat out great record.
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