Blues Been Good To Me
Catfood Records 2017
Review By David Bowling
James Armstrong plays the blues pure and simple. To help him keep the faith on his new release Blues Been Good To Me, he brings along veteran bluesman Johnny Rawls as the producer.
Eight new original songs form the core of the album. The title track, “Shot Gun Wedding,” “Change In The Weather,” and “Second Time Around” epitomize what the fusion of classic and modern blues are all about.
His ability to twist a song and make it his own are shown on Marvin Gaye’s “How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You.” He speeds up the tempo and changes the textures through the use of a slide guitar.
Armstrong’s sound is vibrant with a full band, including keyboards and a brass section in support.
Blues Been Good To Me is a traditionalists blues lovers delight.