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False Accusations


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With 5 Grammy Awards, 15 grammy nominations, millions of record sales worldwide, and thousands of sold out performances, blues rock icon Robert Cray is considered one of the greatest guitarists of his generation.

In their April 2011 issue, Rolling Stone Magazine credits Cray with reinventing the blues with his “distinct razor sharp guitar playing.” They go on to say that his ... Read more in Amazon's Robert Cray Store

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  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Shout Factory
  • ASIN: B0000005O3
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #66,943 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Porch Light
2. Change Of Heart, Change Of Mind
3. She's Gone
4. Playin' In The Dirt
5. I've Slipped Her Mind
6. False Accusations
7. The Last Time (I Get Burned Like This)
8. Payin' For It Now
9. Sonny

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If not as impressive as Robert Cray's breakthrough recording, Bad Influence, released two years earlier, False Accusations is still a fine album with few missteps. One thing that Cray does very, very well is a blues ballad, something that his soul-inflected vocals and guitar playing suit him for. The result, on this album, is songs like the humorously bittersweet "She's Gone," the determined "The Last Time (I Get Burned Like This)," and "I've Slipped Her Mind," which perfectly captures the mood of the disappointed (but still unrealistically hopeful) suitor. The opener "Porch Light" is a scorcher with a killer bass line, and Cray's guitar on the title track in particular comes through crisp and clean. If a couple of songs (notably "Change of Heart, Change of Mind" and "Playin' in the Dirt") seem a bit lacking in energy, the rest of the CD more than makes up for it. --Genevieve Williams

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Scott Hedegard on March 14, 2006
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Blues music has become more streamlined in recent years, thanks largely in part to the amazing career of Stevie Ray Vaughan, who took Texas swing blues to millions of new listeners. His life was cut tragically short, with Clapton bearing the torch for white man blues, although this reviewer considers Clapton overrated, boring and unimaginative.

Robert Cray has been on the blues scene for decades now, but has yet to break out with a mega-hit. It certainly isn't for lack of talent- it's just that Cray plays with a sophistication and maturity that doesn't lend itself to overwrought blues wailing.

"False Accusations", the second album from the Robert Cray Band, smolders and wafts out of the speakers like a layer of smoke in a small jazz club. His crisp blues playing is soulful and subtle, but the real charm is the healthy addition of soul from the great Stax/Volt days of the late sixties. Cray's voice recalls the greats - Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, and the keyboards, usually a Hammond organ background lift the music to ethereal dreamy levels seldom heard in blues music.

"Porch Light" sets the mood and pace - love and no love, sometimes in the best and worst situations, all with soloes that reflect the tone of the songs beautifully.

Stand out tracks include "She's Gone", the gritty "Playing In The Dirt", and a beautiful ballad "The Last Time I Get Burned Like This."

If you long for the days of the Hammond B-3 organ and other cool keyboards, incredible vocals and the touch of cool jazz in your blues, this is the premier place to get it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 23, 2001
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This album -- more than its predecessor, _Bad Influence_ -- highlights the Cray that was to come to the fore in _Strong Persuader_ and _Midnight Stroll_. Songs like "Porch Light" (probably my favorite Cray tune ever), "Playing in the Dirt" are playful, but with an edge -- "She's Gone" and "I've Slipped Her Mind" are about as sad a pair as you'll find. Cray's singing and guitar playing are extremely strong. The only slip up is in song selection: "Same Old Funky Thing" is just goofy, and "Sonny" is well-meaning but dull. But if you want to see why the blues is still around today, this is an important album to own.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brian Atchley on May 12, 2010
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Robert Cray and his band produced some of the best soulful blues around. This cd is in my top 5 favorites.
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Different kind of blues, thoughtful and soulful. Great guitar player, amazing arrangements. I could listen to Robert Cray music all day.
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