Roomful of Blues – Raisin' a Ruckus (2007)

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by Mark Saleski

“What? You’ve never head any Roomful of Blues?” I tell you, I’ve asked that question far too many times. They’ve gone through many lineup changes through the years, and their list of alumni includes Duke Robillard, Ron Levy, Sugar Ray Norcia, and Ronnie Earl. Why they’re not more well known is beyond me. If you’re looking for some horn-based blues that’ll induce random motions of a particular body part (as Hawkeye Pierce used to say, “The back of my front”), then this band is for you. I’ve seen ’em live and they do indeed raise a ruckus.

[ONE TRACK MIND: Duke Robillard talks about tunes from ‘Low Down and Tore Up,’ memorable dates with Herb Ellis and Tom Waits — and his lasting passion for Chuck Berry.]

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Mark Saleski

Mark Saleski

Mark Saleski is a writer and music obsessive based out of the woods of central New Hampshire. A past contributor to Jazz.com, Blogcritics.org and Salon, he originated several of our weekly features including the Friday Morning Listen, (Cross the) Heartland, WTF! Wednesday, and Sparks Fly on E Street. Follow him on Twitter: @msaleski. Contact Something Else! at reviews@somethingelsereviews.com.
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