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Blues BroTher Cliff Moore ✪✪✪✪ ✪

Sib­ling of the late Gary, Cliff Moore is a busy mu­si­cian around south west Eng­land and Europe. Gary would reg­u­larly drop in and trade licks with Cliff’s band and many a good night was had in We­stonSu­per-Mare! Blues Brother is, in Cliff’s words, “...a trib­ute to Gary in as much as it fea­tures songs that I wrote which were in­spired by him, plus some cov­ers by the artists we both lis­tened to and talked about.” Cliff sets out his stall with slow blues Find My Way segued with Robert Johnson’s Cross­roads. It’s mood­ier and less rocky than big bro might have done it and this more au­then­tic vibe sets the tone of the al­bum. Cliff’s play­ing is punchy and ag­gres­sive but with only a hint of Gary in ev­i­dence. Pro­duc­tion is sim­ple and hon­est, but mi­nor bal­lad Dead Man’s Shoes’s un­ex­pected ma­j7s and Ste­vie Won­der vibe is very cool - great solo, with moody bends and speedy flour­ishes! Blues-rock sta­ple Go­ing Down, and Hen­drix’s Lit­tle Wing/Hey Joe combo sound great, but it’s the slowies, such as Cliff’s lovely Blue To­mor­row and Larry Carl­ton’s de­light­ful It Was Only Yes­ter­day that get the hairs on the neck go­ing.

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