sábado, 28 de dezembro de 2013

Richard Studholme - Life

Richard Studholme - Life - 2012 

By BRIAN HARMAN Bluesinthenorthwest

Richard Studholme’s interest in music was first aroused by the music of The Shadows, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, at the age of 13 he began to play semi- professionally, he at the same time started to seriously investigate who the writers of their early recordings actually were. By the age of 26 in 1977 he had moved to New York City and was playing in a well respected local band with Bill Dicey, Charles ‘Honeyboy’ Otis, and Sherman Holmes.

After about ten years he returned to England and promptly became the main session guitarist/bandleader for the JSP label which recorded and promoted such blues artists as; Carey and Lurrie Bell, Louisiana Red, Larry Johnson, ‘Lucky’ Lopez Evans, ‘Lefty’ Dizz, Lowell Fulson and Hubert Sumlin.  It was through working with these legends that the evidence of Richard’s undoubted skill, ability and professionalism led directly to the ‘raising of the bar;’ greatly increasing and enhancing the reputation of English backing bands.

Currently, he divides his time between recording, performing and hosting his own radio show; as ever with his discrete nature he has quietly released his new album which is a collection of originals and fine covers. As with the likes of Dave Edmunds and Nick Lowe, Richard has the innate and sublime ability to create and infuse an atmosphere of warmth, care and affection within each individual number, whether they are slow groovers as in “You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me,” and the exquisite Peter Green influenced “I Just Go,” or the instrumental, hip swinging, ivory pushing floor sweeper “2120 South Michigan Avenue.” Joining Richard; guitar/vocals is Jim Leverton; bass, Josh Phillips; organ, Andy Newmark, drums and The Incognito Horns.

The drivingly infectious, “She Put the Whammy In Me,” is a definite toe-tapper as is “Little Mystery,” wonderful reminders of good tines past. “How Ya Doin,” has a lovely loping, swampy horn driven Southern Soul feel. While the delightful, “Love Is Amazing,”  “New Day,” and “Working On The Bottom,” contain dreamily entwined urban organ and horn passages.The whole album oozes a singular confidence matched with calming understatement. Delectable!

01. How Ya Doin'?        
02. 2120 South Michigan Avenue        
03. Love Is Amazing        
04. New Day        
05. Little Mystery        
06. Gotta Get Right        
07. She Put the Whammy to Me        
08. Working On the Bottom        
09. You've Really Got a Hold On Me        
10. I Just Go

Richard Studholme - Guitar, Vocals
Jim Leverton - Bass
Josh Phillips - Harmond B3
Andy Newmark - Drums
The Incognito Horns:
Hamish Stuart, Nico Ramsden, Tom Jaworski (also guitar) and Aloma Reid (vocals)

NB: Esse é o 100º e último post de 2013. Aproveito a oportunidade para desejar um Feliz 2014 a todos: amigos reais e virtuais, visitantes incognotos e, claro, aos titulares dos blogs parceiros (mesmo aqueles que assim me consideram e insistem em não me linkar (rs))

Muitas novidades (não tão novas assim, mas inéditas) já no dia 1º de janeiro.  

Sempre no mesmo ritmo, melodia e harmonia.



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