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Dirty Deal

Coco MontoyaAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

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“Smoldering blues and southern-fried rock 'n' roll with a master touch and killer soloing” –GuitarOne

GuitarOne magazine calls guitarist/vocalist Coco Montoya “the hottest southpaw in the blues” and raves about his “master touch and killer tone.” The Boston Globe succinctly states that Montoya’s music is “hot, blistering ... Read more in Amazon's Coco Montoya Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 16, 2007)
  • Original Release Date: 2006
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Alligator Records
  • ASIN: B000KLNLE6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #141,839 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Strong radio support and relentless touring have made blues rocker Coco Montoya one of the best-selling artists in his genre, with titles that keep turning on a consistent basis long after street date. With a razor-sharp guitar attack and a commanding, soulful singing voice to match his tireless work ethic, Coco has more than 67,000 scans under his belt over the course of his last two Alligator releases. Coco Montoya is a long-standing AAA radio favourite, with both of his previous Alligator releases charting as high as Top 20. At the same time, Coco has retained the support of blues radio programmers, who consistently place his releases in the Top Five of the Living Blues Radio Chart. Throughout his career, Coco has been a powerhouse on the road, maintaining a busy tour schedule and generating a steady flow of regional press across the country, including coverage from high-circulation dailies in Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Boston, Dallas, Minneapolis, Phoenix and Denver, plus dozens more major, secondary and tertiary markets. National press has also been on his side, with Guitar One, Guitar Player, Billboard, Goldmine, Relix and Vintage Guitar lining up to praise his work. Produced by Little Feat's Paul Barrere, DIRTY DEAL is the rawest, most explosive release of Coco Montoya's career. Whether ripping up the jagged blues of "It Takes Time," blasting out catchy blues rocker "Love Gotcha," stoking the coals on groove-heavy workouts like "Three Sides To Every Story" or doing a slow boil in his tough-but-tender take on Johnny Copeland's "It's My Own Tears," Coco's soulful mastery of hard-hitting blues rock is on fiery display.

A grizzly-bear guitar tone and diamond-hard riffs are the strongest cards of this former Albert Collins and John Mayall sideman. Montoya turns them in often on these 11 tunes, right from the opening "Last Dirty Deal," which absolutely roars, to the climactic final solo of "There Ain't No Brakeman on This Train," which concludes the album with a flourish of six-string ferocity. Even the ballads, like "How Do You Sleep at Night," scream with edgy intensity. That's partly because producer Paul Barerre of Little Feat succeeded at capturing the essence of Montoya's live sound, but mostly because Montoya's mentor Collins put his fiery brand on his apprentice's style. It still burns, six albums into Montoya's solo career--especially when he's covering Collins's "Put the Shoe on the Other Foot," a funky shuffle full of bellowing sustained notes and stiletto melodies that reply to his singing. That song's declamatory style also serves Montoya's narrow vocal range well. And while his lyrics occasionally stumble into blues clichés--falling tears, dirty deals--his playing is unfailingly eloquent. --Ted Drozdowski

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Coco Montoya - Dirty Deal March 21, 2007
Format:Audio CD
My first Coco CD. First heard him play on a track on Tommy Castro's PainKiller CD (a must have). That was enough for me to buy Dirty Deal. The title track is killer. The whole CD gets better with each listen. Listening with headphones reveals some subtle rhythm tracks from time to time. Definately planning on giving his previous recordings a listen.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Predictable, but worth a listen July 18, 2007
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I've been a Coco fan for many years and truly appreciate his soulful voice and guitar chops. Dirty Deal is a solid offering from Coco, but as I ssaid in the title, the song are a little predictable and not quite as dynamic as some of his earlier offerings. Don't get me wrong, it's still an enjoyable listen, just less poignant than the older stuff.
3.5 stars
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Coco Fans--Get this One!!!!!!! January 21, 2007
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I just played this album for the 1st time and I can't get it out of my cd player--what an awesome new release by CoCo--lots of great guitar,great singing, and well written songs by Coco. Lots of different styles he plays so well-rockin stuff, ballads, and excellent blues. Well backup band by members of Little Feat on some songs--you can tell which ones by just listening. Its one those albums you love right from the start--you can't get it out of your head. Can't wait to see him live again-----Get this one now!!!!
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I LOVE IT!!!! January 16, 2007
Format:Audio CD
I've got to let you all know this CD has become my all time favorite Coco Montoya disc, mostly because it is the closest experience to hearing him play live. There's a wide range of styles on this one and I'd be very hard pressed to pick a favorite (so glad I don't have to)...I do find it hard to sit still while listening to it, including when I'm driving. I've been fortunate enough to hear these songs in their various incarnations leading up to this release and I've got to say: Coco, you and the boys (Randy, Steve and Tony) and those behind the scenes, y'all did a great, when's that live album coming???

On a personal note...Coco, I'm truly blessed and honored having you as a friend. Wishing you all the best with this one.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME - Classic Coco January 17, 2007
Format:Audio CD
Fanatastic album, a must have for all Coco Montoya Fans.

This is how I remeber him live. Great energy in this album.

The last review is off on only one point.

Coco you need to put out a Live DVD! ! !
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent music March 1, 2013
By Mia
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If you like the blues ~ get this one! Great tunes. No whinning either! LOL ~ its a great road trip cd to put in the car!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Blues Guitar, Coco Style February 27, 2012
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This CD reminds me of a blues club in Nashville I use to frequent in the early 1970's. Good times, good friends, good blues.
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7 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars RICK "SHAQ" GOLDSTEIN SAYS: "COCO" IS "OK!" "OK!" January 19, 2007
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This CD is well worth buying. But to you blues aficionado's who rely on Shaq's recommendations, let me put it in terms you'll understand. Coco is no SRV, or an Albert, or a Buddy. He's definitely a large step below them. But he is also not a lounge singer type like Smokin Joe Kubek, Lil Ed and the Blue Imperials, etc. Coco, is a large step above them. This CD seems to pick up steam with each song. He shows his flexibility with different types of guitar playing on a number of songs. He performs a great ballad, with a Johnny Copeland, song (#6), that's 5 minutes and 59 seconds long. (I could have said 6 minutes, but Shaq don't fool around when it comes to da blues!) NEW, GOOD BLUES IS HARD TO FIND, and till "Jumping Joe" Bonamassa dedicates more of his recordings to true electric blues, this is one of the best of the last year, along with Walter Trout's "Full Circle".
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars THE BEST!
Coco Montoya........THE BEST!
Published 2 days ago by Monika Skidmore
5.0 out of 5 stars Dirty Deal
Can`t go wrong with Coco, very good recording,very good song writing, a must pick up for Rock Blues fans
Published on February 22, 2009 by Ed I. Day
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid but not great
Having had the pleasure of seeing Coco live early in 2007, I was awaiting this CD for a while. However, I found the songs on "Dirty Deal" a little repetitious and a little too... Read more
Published on November 27, 2007 by J. Strandberg
5.0 out of 5 stars As smooth as silk
This guy out smoothes even Robert Cray and that is saying something!
He started out as a drummer and took up playing the guitar in later years and thank heaven that he... Read more
Published on November 5, 2007 by Mr. Adrian Incledon-webber
4.0 out of 5 stars electric blues for everyone
you can put this cd just very near to previous by coco on your shelf. long electric guitar solos, nice songs and good virtuosity. Read more
Published on September 16, 2007 by massimo pulleghini
3.0 out of 5 stars Gotta Mind to Travel is much better
If you have heard "Travel" and you are looking for something completely different, this might work for you. The direction was a little too different for me.
Published on July 20, 2007 by M. Sisneros
3.0 out of 5 stars Dirty Deal, Coco Montoya
I'm not a huge fan of this music genre. That said this is a solid effort by Montoya. It met my expectations.
Published on July 2, 2007 by L. W. Bailets
3.0 out of 5 stars review of album
In my opinion- The album is recorded very well . The vocals are soulfull ,excellent style blues delivered with heart . Read more
Published on May 15, 2007 by John in cali
5.0 out of 5 stars HOT COCO!!
the fact of the matter is that I just now ordered this CD so I haven't heard it yet but I just caught Coco at BB King's Club in New York on March 9th and he was his usual brilliant... Read more
Published on March 11, 2007 by Baddstuff
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