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White Sugar

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


Product Details

  • Audio CD (May 12, 2009)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: RUF RECORDS
  • ASIN: B001MYZ2PG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,556 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful By M. Bernocchi on 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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38 of 44 people found the following review helpful By John Farrell on 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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23 of 26 people found the following review helpful By John C. on 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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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Gazzananda on 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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By drsplash on 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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Anthony Brenize on 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 By dug more on October 14, 2009
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I've been looking for something new since Joe Bonnamassa has cooled down. By chance, I came accross this Blues "Phenom"!!! She is fantastic, the playing, the writing, the voice. Joanna Shaw Taylor is a triple threat, squared. I ordered this disc not expecting to fall in love, well, I did! Since receieving the disc about a month ago, I have not taken it out of my player even once. I can't wait for her next installment of sheer musical treats.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kenneth E. Wilson on 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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