Saturday, 25 August 2012

Delta Time

Delta Time
Hans Theessink and Terry Evans
(Featuring Ry Cooder)

With a combined total of 90 years' experience behind them, Hans Theessink and Terry Evans are clearly very well placed to present 13 slices of prime Delta Time blues. With Ry Cooder's trademark guitar also in the mix, Delta Time represents an exemplary showcase of blues and gospel music.

The vocal harmonies - between tenor, bass and baritone - are extraordinary and bring real depth and texture to the entire album.

Track List

Delta Time
Blues Stay Away From Me
It Hurst Me Too
How Come People Act Like That
The Birds and the Bees
Build Myself A Home
Down In Mississippi
Shelter From The Storm
I Need Money
Heaven's Airplane
Pouring Water On A Drowning Man
Honest I Do

Photo © Milica
One or two of the tracks will be familiar from other places, such as Jimmy Reed's Honest I Do (covered most famously by The Rolling Stones) and the unexpected The Birds and the Bees (the Dean Martin version is no doubt in your mind right now). Hans Theessink's informative liner notes offer an explanation.

'P.S. Why did we include ''The Birds and the Bees''? The answer is simple: Terry sang on the original recording some 50 years ago and earned his first real money singing on this international hit as a member of ''The Turnarounds'' - reason enough to revisit this happy classic.'

A real heavyweight of the genre, Delta Time will be released on 21 September. Further details are available on the websites of:

Hans Theessink and Terry Evans, plus the GFI Promotions site.

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