Track 1. Messin With The Kid. (written by: Melvin London) This track offers a refreshing remake of the classic. Along with a superior introduction Of Vivian Campbell's vocal talent. Tight and sheer guitar work, I enjoyed the production and mixing twist. Solid musicianship throughout the tune.
Track 2. I'm Ready. (Written by: Willie Dixon) This track is steaming with a hot fruity musicial desert. Vivian Campbell offers up A delightful in your face approach to this classic tune. Great mix job, Production as well. The band just don't let up on this one. Awesome vocals as well. Truely a great remake indeed.
Track 3. Calling Card. (Written by: Rory Gallagher) With total honesty a grand remake of Rory Gallagher's song Calling Card. I love this tune very much. Offers a fresh splash of Vitamin G (Guitar) snazzy twist of licks. Rory would be psyched. Again awesome production and mix. One of the best remakes i've heard.
Track 4. Come On In My Kitchen. (Written by: Robert Johnson) Wow Vivian Campbell sure seems to be able to bring back Robert Johnson's soul that the devil took at the crossroads! As perfect as it can get. awesome musicians. Makes my curley hair streighten out very quickly!
Track 5. The Hunter. ( Written by: Booker T. Jones, C. Wells, Al Jackson Jr.,Donald Dunn, & Steve Cropper.) Yes indeed Vivian Campbell delivers the real big blues boom here. Vivian campbell hats off to ya brother. This tune is loaded with the real deal. Soaring guitars and vocals meshed with sonic thump. the message is loud and clear. very very good.
Track 6. Like It This Way. (Written by: Danny Kirwan) If your girl can't dance? she will now! Full boar, no nonsence, no kiddin, this tune is the ultimate boogie blues deluxe. Hits the dance nerve right on the spot. Vivian Campbell's vocals are superb. Features Billy F.Gibbons of ZZ Top. The Band is on fire here on this one.
Track 7. I Ain't Superstitious. (Written by: Willie Dixon) With all dues paid in full this track kicks butt. Tip my hat to Vivian Campbell's vocal work. Got that good ole blues flavor, It's in there! A splendid revised version of Willie Dixon's tune. Willie would surely be proud of this mix. Rippin with liquid fire guitar, the band pumps deep. Would love to see this live in concert.
Track 8. Spoonful. (Written by: Willie Dixon) Truely sweet and kinky as well. Swooping & swaying. Joan Osborne on vocals. Wow very awesome and clean. I just gotta high five Vivian for bringing Joan in on this tune. Tells the story like it is, just like Willie. Joan Osborne shines like the sun on this one. Offers all you'd want and then some. Excellent.
Track 9. Reconsider Baby. (Written by: Lowell Fulson) Delivers the truth in real blues indeed. The band is just awesome I love it. Improves the tune from it's original cradle. Vivian Campbell knows how to bring out the best. I will say I enjoyed this with a passion. Puts the honk back in the horn. This is version nice and keeps the blood flowing.
Track 10. Good Or Bad Times. (Written By: James Pryor) Growls like a bad cat on a damn good day. Less is more, more or less. Great vocals. Traditional and true, all coiled up into one. Amazes me how Vivian's vocals shine through.
Track 11. 32/20 Blues (Written by: Robert Johnson) Hot snappy tempo's here folks. Turn it up, This stuff is good for you man. This tune will get grandma out of her rocking chair. So that grandpa can sit down for the grooves! Rhythm heels and toe tapping Blues power. Very well played by all. sure is a delight to listen to. Vivian Campbell testifies the truth for Robert Johnson brings the tune back to the limelight.
Track 12. Willing For the Satisfaction. (Written by: Billy F. Gibbons) Awesome deep rich bottom end blues baby! Guitars arew talking to ya here for sure. Vivian, Billy and the gang are diggin in deep here! This is the leather and silky cream of the crop.
Vivian Campbell - guitars and vocals,
Michael Fell - harmonica's,
Bruce Cornett - rhythm guitar,
Tor Hyams - piano , hammond b3,
Mark Browne - bass guitar,
Terry Bozzio - drums,
Billy F.Gibbons - guitar on track 6, 12.,
Joan Osborne - vocals on track 8. Produced by: Tor Hyams and Vivian Campbell.