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Blues Attack

Sonny LandrethAudio CD
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Sonny and Eric Clapton perform “Promise Land” at the Crossroads Guitar Festival 2010.


Guitarist, songwriter, and singer Sonny Landreth is a musician's musician who is best known for his signature slide playing. Landreth developed a technique where he frets notes and plays chords and chord fragments behind the slide while he plays. He plays with the slide on his little finger, so that his other fingers have more room to fret behind the slide. He's also known for his ... Read more in Amazon's Sonny Landreth Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 16, 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Independent Nat'l Di
  • ASIN: B000008OH8
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #266,495 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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3.0 out of 5 stars Solid blues for the purists December 20, 2000
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This album is a reissue of Sonny's first solo recordings. While his later albums tend to sound like a redneck David Lindley (by the way, I consider that a compliment), this one is pretty solid straight-ahead blues, for those who are into that. It has a mix of the New Orleans sound, the Delta sound, and a bit of the Chicago sound, each of which is done masterfully. It is, however, largely straight blues, switching styles from track to track rather than blending within compositions, and I grew a bit bored with straight blues years ago. On a few tracks of this album, you can hear Sonny's brilliance as one of the shining stars of slide blues guitar, but too often, his playing is buried underneath a few too many backing musicians (although I must admit, I have a bit of a minimalist streak in my tastes, so take this complaint with a grain of salt). More importantly, most of the tracks on this album aren't quite as smooth a blend of blues, cajun/creole and country rock as you hear on masterpieces like South of I-10 and Levee Town. Blues purists will love this album, and should buy it immediately. Sonny really is one of the best blues musicians around, and when stripped down to the blues basics, he can put the best around to shame. If you are looking for the genre-bending genius of South of I-10 and Levee Town, don't expect to find it here. Read more ›
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4.0 out of 5 stars Sonny Landreth Blues November 9, 2011
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Love this CD. Instrumental talent from Sonny and the band is wonderful. Nice beat. Soothing to the soul. I recommend to any Blues Fans.
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