Mr.Stranger Man

マーケットプレイス価格:¥ 3,400 (税込)

JAN:0016351574923 売上ランキング:音楽で1048323位

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  1. In the Morning (Jockomo)
  2. Sew Sew Sew
  3. Battle of New Orleans
  4. Shotgun Joe
  5. The Tambourine
  6. Katie Mae
  7. Speak Your Mind
  8. Hold 'Em Joe
  9. Firewater
  10. Mr. Stranger Man
  11. Black Johnny
Following his 2002 collaboration with guitarist-vocalist Anders Osborne, New Orleans’s Big Chief Monk Boudreaux delivers this worthy solo debut. Produced by Osborne and boasting assistance by Crescent City usual suspects Dr. John, Cyril Neville, and Tab Benoit (who anonymously fade into the background), Boudreaux’s dusky tribal chants are pumped with simmering funk and swampy, primitive R&B. Less songs than free-form chants, Mr. Stranger Man captures the heart of the New Orleans Indian’s musical firewater. The percussion-heavy tracks provide an upbeat yet ominous atmosphere for Big Chief’s extemporaneous storytelling and droning, near spoken vocals. Even though some songs follow conventional structure, such as the Meters-styled "Shotgun Joe," Boudreaux improvises like a great poet as the band lays down a boiling, foot-tapping foundation. The rhythms vary, but the authentic, near hypnotic, body-swaying vibe and the chief’s moaning vocals resonate like classic reggae, a genre reflected on a couple of tunes. It’s not what he says but how he says it, and Boudreaux conjures a groove as pervasive and enveloping as the humidity on a midsummer New Orleans night. --Hal Horowitz