The Last of the Best Live
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More often than not, the live stuff can not match up with the studio stuff.
And this is the first time I have ever posted anything on something I have bought from Amazon.
Do have to add my order showed up about a week before I expcted it. (Which is a whole lot better than some of the other sites I have orderd from).
But back to why we are here, this CD will take your breath way.....Really!
If you like Blues, this CD is a must have.
Unfortunately, that time has come much too soon. I was present at 2 of the shows these tracks come from, and was fortunate enough to see the Paul Delay Band live countless times while living in the northwest, including them playing a private function for my friends and family.
These performances give you just a sliver of the real live experience, just a glimpse of the man Paul was. The band is as cohesive as ever, and as much as I missed the last iteration of the Paul Delay band (heard on Heavy Rotation), this mix might just be better. Peter Damann delivers tasty work whether or not the spotlight is on him as he always has. David Vest brings something a little Dylan-esque to the mix along with his killer piano work. Dave Kahl provides the heartbeat, and drummer Jeff Minnick is exactly what he needs to be with the stellar performers up front - steady and unobtrusive. These guys are a band, not a star (or two) and a backup ensemble.
When Paul apologizes for "All Cried Out" being "...not a nice song" you get just a hint of what a character he was and his power for making the audience smile. In all the times I saw Paul and the band live he never failed to charm the audience, and he never failed to be gracious and kind to everyone he spoke to, his bigger than life stage presence giving way to a soft spoken gentleman who was genuinely interested in talking with his fans.
There are great covers on this CD, and some of the original work that showcases Paul Delay as a lyricist, not just a guy coaxing incredible sounds out of a harmonica.Read more ›
It's a cliche to say that it's sad he wasn't better known outside of the Northwest, but it's true. His death in 2007 left a huge hole in Portland's blues scene which still hasn't been filled.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Classic almost lost live recordings from the late, great Paul deLay and his band. RIP Paul!Published 8 months ago by Payments FPS Account
If you enjoy blues music, get this, you will enjoy it. I consider this CD, Take It From The Turnaround and Heavy Rotation to be the best CD's Paul put out. Read morePublished 13 months ago by boneclub
Paul DeLay never got the accolades outside of the NW that he deserved. He was a genius. His band rocks here.Published on January 26, 2013 by glp