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Monday, April 16, 2012

Tom Shaka - Deep Cut

Styles : Acoustic Blues
Released : 2007
Lable : Acoustic Music Records

01 - Things Are Changin'
02 - Louisiana Geli
03 - Swamp Stomp
04 - Katrina Katrina
05 - Gone But Not Forgotten
06 - Piedmount Rag (Instrumental)
07 - Mama Nature's Arms
08 - Questionnaire Blues
09 - Danelectro Man
10 - Big Mouth Blues
11 - Rotten From The Top On Down
12 - Rise Up Children
13 - Kiss Of Fire (Instrumental)
14 - Memphis Women Blues
15 - Shaka's Shack
16 - Universal Boogie

Review by Billy Hutchinson
Tom Shaka (Sciacca) is so far below the radar that it is truly incredible. This is the third CD that I have had the pleasure to review from this Connecticut born guy, with Sicilian ancestry who lives and works out of Germany. Armed only with his gritty voice, acoustic and resonator guitars and rack harp he is a complete Blues entertainer. Only two song titles are cover tunes, and the guy who plays with Louisiana Red and Steve Baker in Germany, also comes over several times like John Lee Hooker on his boogie tunes. Amongst the straight ahead Blues, A Spanish gypsy styled instrumental, plenty of social conscience material concerning American conflicts and politics. There are some well written songs within the recognised Blues medium, Tom Shaka is in his later years, and his music shows such a lived in and finished product. A touch of humour, a rag instrumental, Tom Shaka is out there because he feels and loves his Blues that is self evident!

original CD from sussex

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