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Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Hudson River Rats - Get It While You Can

Styles : Diatonic Harp (Soul Blues/Funk)
Released : 2003

1 - Back To Lousiana (Intro)
2 - You Better Watch Yourself
3 - Don't Knock It
4 - Astronaut Lover
5 - Get It While You Can
6 - Mickey Mouse Boardinghouse
7 - Ain't Nobody Home
8 - Until You Come Back to Me
9 - Drowning On Dry Land
10 - Down Along The Cove
11 - Back To Louisiana (Reprise)

 Rob Paparozzi
New Jersey-based frontman, singer, & harmonica player Rob Paparozzi has been a blues performer since 1967. But Rob is far from being strictly a blues musician. In fact, he's at home playing a wide range of music, ranging from rock to blues to jazz to pop. This versatility is reflected in the long and remarkably diverse list of major artists Rob has worked with, including B.B.King, Dr. John, Bruce Springsteen, Whitney Houston, Carole King, Roberta Flack, Culture Club, Cyndi Lauper, Randy Newman, Jimmy McGriff, and James Galway.

 Rob had been touring the world with the original Blues Brothers Band, featuring guitar legend Steve Cropper and special guest Eddie Floyd 2000-2007. Since 2005 to present Rob is Frontman-Singer for the Legendary "Blood Sweat and Tears"

 Rob's own band The Hudson River Rats features Ed Alstrom, John Korba, Chris Eminizer, Bernard Purdie, George Naha and Bailey Gee. The shows are Local in NY-NJ as well as International, Europe & Asia. In 2008 Rob worked on his debut CD which features many varied styles and special guests. In 2009 the CD has been getting lots of airplay worldwide and terrific acclaim in the press. Special thanks to Bob Putignano, Gary Walker, Michael Bourne and Rich Skelly for having Rob on their radio shows in 2009 WBGO, WFDU, WRSU and Roxy Perry on KCOR.

 Presently, Rob is Singing and Fronting the legendary Jazz-Rock band: BLOOD SWEAT & TEARS replacing their last singer David Clayton Thomas. Rob is also a HARMONICA player and is top demand in NYC for recording sessions on both Blues Harp and Chromatic Harmonica too!

 Album review
Bernard Purdie is no stranger to gritty, down-home funk and soul, and his collaboration with the R&B outfit Hudson River Rats on GET IT WHILE YOU CAN contains plenty of both. Jams like "You'd Better Watch Yourself" traffic in classic blues, while "Astronaut Lover" sounds like Professor Longhair dressed up and ready for a night on the town. Stax/Volt-style horn charts, swirling Hammond organ, soulful, gritty vocals, and Purdie's in-the-pocket grooves make GET IT WHILE YOU CAN as satisfying as a rack of ribs.

 Bernard "Pretty" Purdie: George Naha (guitar); Tim Tindall (bass guitar); Bernard "Pretty" Purdie (drums); John Korba, Rob Paparozzi (background vocals).

 Additional personnel: Rats (vocals); Jack Bashkow (alto saxophone); Chris Eminizer (tenor saxophone); Jim Hynes (trumpet); Birch Johnson (trombone); Bailey Gee (bass guitar); Ed Alstrom (background vocals).

 Album review of ymd5270
I think this is the top album of the Hudson River Rats. Listen to no. 1, 5, 11 traks, you can hear Rob's soulful voice, also can enjoy great harp perfomances from the song "Until You Come Back To Me". Do you want more rhythmical "Until You Come Back To Me"?.  then, listen to Chaka Khan's song from her's album "North Sea Jazz Festival 2002".
 Especially, i recommend the song "Shame, Shame, Shame" from his album "First Take (2007) if you like diatonic funk harp!!

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