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Blues in the Dark

Rod PiazzaAudio CD
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Rod Piazza, considered one of the preeminent harmonica players around, has become a commanding presence at the forefront of today's blues scene. Billboard has also called him "a star contemporary blues songwriter, as well as the star musician verging on a broader breakthrough." Though he isn't quite comfortable with the term "virtuoso," his skills certainly merit ... Read more in Amazon's Rod Piazza Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (July 29, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 2008
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Hepcat Records
  • ASIN: B0016MJ3IQ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #70,115 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Too Late, Brother
2. Bad Bad Boy
3. California Blues
4. Hear Me Knockin'
5. Too Tired
6. 4811 Wadsworth (Blues for George)
7. In the Dark
8. The Toddle
9. She Wants To Sell My Monkey
10. Are You Out There?
11. Low Down Dog
12. Buzzin'
13. Back Door Man
14. Deep Fried
15. Jam Up

Editorial Reviews

Heavily influenced by Little Walter and George 'Harmonica' Smith (he played with Smith in a band called Bacon Fat), harpist and vocalist Rod Piazza has been at the center of the West Coast blues scene for over three decades, and this 1991 release is one of his tastiest, with some luscious piano licks from wife Honey Alexander. And we've added a bonus track, 'Back Door Man' to the original album. Out of print for years!

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars HOT HOT HOT May 23, 1999
Format:Audio CD
This is my favorite Piazza offering. I spoke with Honey about three years ago and it was her's too. Low Down Dog is as hot as they come. Great blues by a hard working, incredible band.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I heard these guys and gal in S.B., IN. They sizzle. August 22, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I don't think the recordings do justice to the shere virtuoosity of Honey Piazza. She's the best blues piano player I have ever heard. Her left hand is as strong as her right and she's a wonderful performer. Bravo to the whole band. Each one is outstanding. Frances Sherwood. South Bend, Indiana
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Serious boogying music September 17, 2006
By James
Format:Audio CD
As mentioned "Low Down Dog" is smokin'. Also "Buzzin'" solely features Honey on piano (magical) and Jimmy Bott on drums. You are challenged to sit still during this tune and most others. You will find out that you are movin' and shakin', but don't really know how to dance. The group usually plays these above 2 mentioned tunes as staples in their live shows.

By the way the drummer and guitarist have changed in today's incarnation, but Rod and crew know how to pick replacements.

Keep your eyes peeled for when this group comes to your town, you will be glad you did, as long as you don't have a hole in your soul.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Blues and a great mix of instruments January 20, 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I took a long shot on this CD. It was voted a best in the Grammy Awards and boy they were right ,
This is great stuff,
New young folks carrying on a old tradition of killer Blues, Thank goodness we have the talent out there to keep fine Blues and Jazz
alive for our future generations.
I consider it a great buy and am wearing groves in it...
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