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White Sugar

Joanne Shaw TaylorAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)

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When Annie Lennox paused her Diamond Jubilee Concert performance to let a white-suited, angel-winged blonde fire a soaring Les Paul solo into the sky above Buckingham Palace, uninitiated viewers all asked the same question. Who’s that girl? Needless to say, the music fans and blues-heads in the crowd already knew the answer. It was Joanne Shaw Taylor. The whisky-voiced singer. The ... Read more in Amazon's Joanne Shaw Taylor Store

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 12, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: RUF RECORDS
  • ASIN: B001MYZ2PG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #39,928 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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She plays with more attitude and fl are than most. Massive potential here. Inspiring. --Guitarist

Product Description

Imagine the love child of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Dusty Springfield, and you begin to get a feel for Joanne Shaw Taylor s mix of fi ery guitar playing, sultry vocals, and 100% pure soul! Has toured and played guitar with supergroup D.U.P., which includes Dave Stewart (The Eurythmics), Candy Dulfer (Prince), and Jimmy Cliff. Produced by Jim Gaines (Luther Allison, Carlos Santana, Johnny Lang).
Currently touring the UK with Candye Kane.

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31 of 34 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Really very good July 11, 2009
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I bought this CD mainly for curiosity. I did not know anything about this young artist even if she is British. I have to say that I am pleased I did it. White Sugar is a very solid blues/rock CD and Joanne displays all her ability as guitar player and singer. It looks pretty evident that SRV and Albert King are her main influences. Her style is reminiscent of the sound of the two great players of the past and this is really clear in the two excellent slow numbers included in the mix. Listening to Time Has Come you will surely be able to recognise two or three licks very distinctive of Albert's style while in Blackest Day, that is also in my view the best song of the album, the influence of the great SRV is very strong. Having said that I would like to point out that Joanne guitar playing is really very good and her soloing is always well balanced and inspired. I would like also to add that she is a good singer too, and this is a plus that is not so common in the business. In conclusion a very enjoyable album that will please blues and rock/blues aficionados.
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37 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! March 12, 2009
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Attention all Blues Fans!...Caution: Molten Hot Female Blues! I like Susan Tedeschi like the next guy, but Holy Smokes! I don't even know what to say. I read about this woman in the best rock magazine on the planet, Classic Rock Magazine, picked it up and it's just Too Hot, Too Hot Too Handle as the old UFO song goes. A caucasian Brit female playing white hot Blues...a rare bird indeed. I'm hooked! It's like Joe Bonnamassa, Jonny Lang, Susan Tedeschi, Robert Cray and Bonnie Raitt all rolled into one. Highly recommended.
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22 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! This is a star on the rise! July 1, 2009
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I'm pretty new to JST but have heard her name mentioned on some message boards. Well, I'm sold now that I've listened to White Sugar. I agree with other comments of a voice like Susan Tedeschi or Bonnie Raitt, combined with the ability to smoke on the guitar at or near the level of any of the top players (Bonamassa, Mayer, Trucks, Lister, etc.). This plus great songwriting and a sound from blues to bluesrock but with a pop sensibility. This lass from England is a real blues star on the rise.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars White Hot and Blue August 18, 2010
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Dang. Shoot. This babe is one of the hottest blues guitarists (male or female) I've heard in a real long time and, believe me, I'm always on the look out for new talent. Thanks to Amazons fuzzy logic programs I have been turned on to Tab Benoit, Tinsley Ellis, Walter Trout, and Tommy Castro to name a few ...

I tell you this though .. Joanne Shaw Taylor blew me out of my own sofa last night and I kept saying to myself ...this is not possible ... this is not possible ... how can a 23 year old WHITE girl from Birmingham, England, sound like this. Man. She is Buddy Guy in drag. An old old soul in a white women's body. Listen to her chops, licks, runs, harmonics and solos .... all so crisp and deadly and played with a firey passion ... If she stays on track ...this "freak-of-nature" will become a blues megastar ... Do yourself a favour and just get it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Inspired me to start taking guitar lessons again June 25, 2010
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I was looking for a good blues/rock guitar CD and found this. Outstanding!

I had bought some Eric Clapton, BB King, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, and Buddy Guy CDs but none resonate with me nearly as much as Joanne Shaw Taylor does. It may because she's got a rock sound to her blues, like Stevie Ray Vaughn (who she references as an influence in her YouTube interview on her MySpace page [...]). Perhaps it is because her songs are not about such depressing blue topics. Nobody is drunk or cheating or in jail.

I debated whether to give this 4 or 5 stars. I decided to give her guitar playing a 5 because it's strong and full of heart, not because it is flawlessly perfect, and I give her singing a 4 because she doesn't enunciate her consonants in places so I cannot always tell what she is singing. I had no choice to round the overall review up to 5 because it inspired me to pull out the guitar I bought in 1992 and start taking lessons again. The guitar playing just resonates with me.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album May 12, 2010
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This is a great blues/rock album from start to finish. Excellent riffs, vocals, and even a few great solos. The last song is the best in my opinion but, then again, I tend to go for longer songs with big instrumental sections. If you like modern blues, buy this album!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm Floored! November 8, 2009
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I bought this CD after just hearing the small bits of music. After listening to the whole CD there isn't a 'bad' song on the album. Her guitar solos' are great, lots of feeling, and her vocals just seem to fit right in with her guitar work. "Blackest Day" has a long and great solo. I highly recommend you add this album to anyone's collection, this CD has a 2009 date, so I'm going to look for more...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great blues from across the pond..... March 26, 2010
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I recently caught one of Joanne's live shows in Annapolis, MD. I was immediately impressed with her aggressive, passionate guitar playing. This girl can definitely play the blues! The only thing I was disappointed about was that she didn't have any CD's for sale at the show. So, I found her latest release on Amazon and ordered it. It's been in my CD player ever since. If you're a blues fan, you'll love this one!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars She can play!
I listen to this CD a lot and would like to hear more! I like her rockin' bluesy style. She has good lyrics and sings the way I like!
Published 2 months ago by patrick raftery
5.0 out of 5 stars My Favorite So Far
Go Joanne; love this CD. Keep entertaining us and we will keep enjoying. This really is "sweet stuff". Hope she comes to town soon.
Published 2 months ago by Ronald J Usselman
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice Find
I really enjoy this album, Great arrangements, Smokey voice, Great blues album. I will buy other offerings from this artist again.
Published 2 months ago by Michael M. Miracle
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Blues!
I am a new fan and this woman can knock your socks off! Looking forward to buying more of her music.
Published 3 months ago by jazz4bk
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing Electric Blues Lady
This lady is amazing. Born in the United Kingdom and now living in Detroit, she will wow you with her voice and (most especially) her electric guitar playing. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Max G. Mahaffee
5.0 out of 5 stars New Talent
Great Blues from a musician from England. Have both her albums. Love her voice. I find it so seductive. More!
Published 11 months ago by John Sulsenti
5.0 out of 5 stars An unexpected surprise!
This was a suggested title from amazon, and as I have a passion for blues, i gave a listen to the sample- and was blown away. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Alacrity
5.0 out of 5 stars O.M.G.
This album flat out rocks! I bought this for 1 song I heard on the radio..siriusxm bluesville. It's all good. When I found out she writes and plays guitar..WOW!! Amazing artist! Read more
Published 13 months ago by Big Lace
5.0 out of 5 stars What a Voice
Anyone that loves Blues and soulful singing will find something to like about this CD. She sings with feeling and passion beyond her years.
Published 14 months ago by Rock Schlappy
5.0 out of 5 stars Rockin' Blues Album
Before giving this a listen, Joanne Shaw Taylor was completely unknown to me, but now I am a fan. This is a great blues album that will rock your socks off.
Published 15 months ago by B. Cassady
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