The Fremonts featuring Mighty Joe Milsap
CD – Mighty Crazy
The Fremonts call themselves
“modern purveyors of the 50's and 60's blues found on classic
labels like Chess, Excello, and Sun records”. They succeed like
crazy on this disk. They recapture the sound as well as the
feel. Vocalist Mighty Joe Milsap is not well known outside of
this CD, but he sings with an easy authority that complements
the Fremonts traditional sound.
The Fremonts have Kurt
Kalker on drums, Troy Sandow on harp, and Patrick Skog and Tony
Tomlinson alternating on guitar and bass. Both of the last two
handle the leads well, with a slight touch of rockabilly sound.
Sandow has a real feel on the harp, playing for tone instead of
The eleven cuts contain both
covers, like Frank Frost’s “Pocket Full Of Money”, and solid
originals like “Chunk a Rock”. The only loser is “Real
Combination For Love”, which is an uninteresting ballad.
If you are crazy for the
blues, you will soon develop a mighty liking for this rocking
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- Dave Howell