Mark May And The Agitators - Call On The Blues

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097037940829
Not only did Mark May's 1995 debut, Call on the Blues, please blues fans and critics, it earned him a tryout with the Allman Brothers.
Not only did Mark May's 1995 debut, Call on the Blues, please blues fans and critics, it earned him a tryout with the Allman Brothers. A mutual friend turned former Allman Brothers guitarist Dickey Betts on to May's album -- and while May didn't get the gig, he did open for the band on a few occasions. Betts was most impressed by May's singing -- and for good reason. Throughout Call on the Blues, May's chameleon-like vocals toy with the color barrier, fluctuating effortlessly between a salty redneck drawl and a silky R&B croon not unlike Robert Cray's. On guitar, he boasts a barbed precision that recalls the late Albert Collins, the sort of full-on command of his instrument -- equal parts raw feel and technical polish -- that can't be fudged. Maybe that's why May has earned the respect of Joe "Guitar" Hughes, a childhood friend of the Collins. Hughes even lent his six-string expertise to Call on the Blues' instrumental tribute to Collins, "Hail to the Iceman." - Hobart Rowland
More Information
Catalog Number IHR9408
Release Date Sep 25, 1995
Artist Mark May and the Agitators
Record Label Icehouse Records
Music Genre Blues
Explicit Content No
Format CD
Number of Discs 1
Box Quantity 30
Track List
  1. You're Leaving Baby
  2. Wound Up
  3. You Can Call on the Blues
  4. All for You
  5. Short & Stout
  6. Hail to the Iceman
  7. If You Love Me Like You Say
  8. Laugh to Keep from Cryin'
  9. Down for the Count
  10. She Ain't Coming Home
  11. Big City Crime
  12. Sweet Shuffle Queen
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