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Title:
Houndog
Author:
Houndog (Musical group), performer.
Publication Information:
New York, NY : Columbia/Legacy, [1999]

â„—1999
Physical Description:
1 audio disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Columbia/Legacy: CK 65861 (on insert: 65861).

Blues.

Compact disc.

Lyrics on insert.
Language:
English
Contents:
No chance (4:22) -- I brought the rain (3:32) -- I'll change my style (3:51) -- Down time (3:35) -- Lonely dying love (3:47) -- Eddie's gone (4:11) -- All fired up, all shook down (5:32) -- Somebody (stop the bleedin') (5:14) -- Killin' me (5:21).
UPC:
074646586129
Format :
Music CD

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Central Library R&B .H839 H Compact Disc Central Library
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Summary

Summary

With Houndog, Mike Halby and David Hidalgo have managed a feat that's rare in the dying days of the 20th century: an album that convincingly captures the spontaneous and earthy feel of vintage downhome blues, without sounding forced or cliched. It can be hard to decipher Halby's deep, mumbly vocals -- sometimes it sounds like he's not just singing swamp blues, but literally singing from the bottom of a swamp -- but, fortunately, lyrics are printed on the sleeve. Although the backbone of the arrangements are sparse lo-fi drums and sleepy, smoky guitar and bass licks, Hidalgo adds touches of violin, accordion, and lap steel to make the already interesting textures deeper. All songs are original, save "I'll Change My Style" (taken from Junior Parker). A quality and quirky afterhours blues album. ~ Richie Unterberger


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