Charlie Daniels once sung “Elvin Bishop sittin on a bale of hay, he ain’t good lookin, but he sure can play.” So who was Elvin Bishop and where did this guitarist come from? Elvin has been around from the first generation of electric Blues artists. So, he’s no stranger to the Blues scene first with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and the Elvin Bishop Group.
Elvin Bishop is one hell of a good guitarist and this album proves that. His style is very unique. But as the years pass, many seem to have forgotten Elvin Bishop. That’s why I was glad to hear that “Fooled Around And Fell In Love” was part of the Guardians of the Galaxy soundtrack. The problem is that this song was way too popular and many think that was the only one he ever released. Although, he has released over two dozen records.
Now, before you go out and download or buy this album, there’s a few things you need to know. This isn’t your typical Blues Rock band or record. This record is very soulful, funky, and groovy. Now, throw Country, Southern Rock, and Blues into the mix. Then, take a dash of Rhythm & Blues, Soul, and Motown and add that in. Spread a bit of easy listening to it and add some huge backing vocals to it and give it a swirl. Now you have the overall sound. So, there’s a lot happening here. But, it all work out very well and sounds pretty good. A pretty solid follow up to the debut “Let It Flow” if I might say so.
Struttin’ My Stuff 4:10
Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey 3:30
My Girl 3:05
I Love The Life I Lead 2:30
Fooled Around And Fell In Love 4:44
Holler And Shout 3:07
Slick Titty Boom 5:05
Grab All The Love 2:53
Have A Good Time 2:31