When It All Comes Down
J R Clark and the All Star Blues Mob
J R Clark and the All Star Blues Mob -Johnny B. Gayden, Jerry " Bam Bam" Porter and Willie Styles take you on a journey through Chicago Blues, Soul and original material that keep you on the edge of your seat anticipating each track!
J R Clark and the All Star Blues Mob includes J R Clark guitar/vocals as well as legendary bass player Johnny B. Gayden of "Albert Collins and the Ice Breakers" fame, Jerry "Bam Bam" Porter -drummer for Buddy Guy for many years as well as Magic Slim and James Cotton, and renowned keyboardist Willie Styles from Kalamazoo, MI. From the first track on this disc the title cut "When it all comes down" styled after the BB King version, you know you are in for an enjoyable ride of blues and soul! J R covered a 8 songs on this disc, the first time he has done this, besides four originals. Originals "Inner City" and "Clean Getaway" will satisfy the pallets of your rock blues fans. J R's heartfelt rendition of Michael Burks "Can you feel it" is a nice tribute to the Iron Man. Covers of soul hits "Can I Change My Mind" a popular hit for Tyrone Davis and "I Want to Ta-Ta You Baby" by Johnny Guitar Watson show off the bands versatility. A nice version of "Cross Cut Saw" , one of Albert Kings many hits jumps right off the disc! Jerry Porter's shuffle on original "A Little Bit Older" will get your feet tapping and hands clapping. The ballad "Hold On-I Feel Our Love Is Changing" covered by BB King and Joe Cocker shows off J R's vocal range. The bands cover of Donny Hathaways "The Ghetto" is spot on and there is even a romp through the french quarter of New Orleans with the bands original "Crawfishin'". The cover of Robert Ward's "Piece of Mind" is a driving tune like and Am Track train on full throttle. This disc has something for everyone!