Sunday, May 01, 2016
The Nightporters : Feelin' Good 2001
Feelin' Good album by Nightporters was released Apr 24, 2001 on the Indigo label. Debut album from 1997, originally a limited release on the band's own label, now given a world-wide release by Indigo Records. Includes 8 tracks of explosive British R&B music capturing all the energy & excitement of this great act.
[ Just superb - electrifying R&B. Fantastic rhythm, energy & drive - if this doesn't get you tapping your feet & dancing, then nothing ever will. Every track excellent.
Sounds like I'm the bands manager!
We've been to see them live twice (one of the best bends I've seen live) - if we get a chance, we'll be back again and again.]
This British band recorded their debut album in four days, mostly live in the studio. It's energetic bar-band R&B/rock crossover, a style that had been plumbed for decades prior to this effort, and will probably be around for as long as electric guitars are.
Consisting entirely of covers, the eight-song set is not as cliched in song choice as it could be, but neither is it that exotic, including the likes of "Hip Shake," "Rollin' and Tumblin'," "Love in Vain," and Little Walter's "Mellow Down Easy" and "Blue and Lonesome." Lead singer Ian Roberts' voice is neither that good nor colored with nuance -- qualities that are absolutely essential if you want to make your mark using both styles and material that have been around the block so often.
As a live act, it's a fair bet they're entertaining and capable of getting the joint bopping. If you're going to listen to these songs on a CD player, though, why should you settle for something like this when so many have done this sort of music (and, often, these exact same songs) with more personality and distinction? Originally released in 1997 on their own Wang label, it was reissued in 2001 by Indigo.
1. Mellow Down Easy
2. Let 'er Roll
3. Feelin' Good
4. Hip Shake
5. Blue And Lonesome
6. Rollin' And Tumblin'
7. Certainly All
8. Love In Vain
Audio CD (March 26, 2001)
Number of Discs: 1
Label: Indigo UK
MP3 : Size : 88.2 MB
FLAC : Size : 268 MB