Gary Clark Jr. - The Story Of Sonny Boy Slim

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AWAR 550131
UPC: 093624926382
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No. of Discs: 2


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"He's grown from being a blues-kid teen phenom sitting in with adults in his hometown of Austin, through a period in his mid-20s when his psychedelic string-bending solos evoked cries of "the next Jimi Hendrix!," to this non-guitar-centric, non-blues-centric record in which he plays nearly all the instruments himself and tries to refine his ideas into his own new music." — Stereophile, October 2015. Read the whole review here.

"The Texas guitarist and songwriter crafts a musically and lyrically ambitious album that embraces blues, rock, R&B, and hip-hop." — AllMusic

"Clark pivots his tunesmithery around lubed rhythms and soulful vocal melodies, evoking decades of R&B without forswearing the blues. Good call." — The Austin Chronicle

To sum up Gary Clark Jr. is more challenging every day. He's a musical universe unto himself, expanding at a nearly immeasurable rate, ever more hard to define — as a mind-blowing guitarist, a dazzling songwriter and engagingly soulful singer. He became the first artist ever recognized by the Recording Academy with Grammy Award nominations in both the rock and R&B categories for the same album in the same year, winning the latter: Best Traditional R&B Performance with "Please Come Home" (from the album Blak And Blu).

Here on his second full-length release, The Story of Sonny Boy Slim, the Austin resident galvanizes his genre-jumping, switching effortlessly from rootsy R&B ("Our Love") to acoustic Sunday-school rave-up ("Church"), writes Entertainment Weekly. The Austin Chronicle says Clark has crafted "a one-man-band studio album that establishes a more distinctive vision by putting the axe in a support position."

Rolling Stone dubbed Clark "The King of the Summer Festivals" as he captivated audiences from Coachella to Glastonbury, Lollapalooza to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, from Metallica's Orion Festival to Jay-Z's Made in America, and of course his hometown Austin City Limits Festival, where he his band set a daytime attendance record.

Side 1
1. The Healing
2. Grinder
3. Star
4. Our Love

Side 2
5. Church
6. Hold On
7. Cold Blooded
8. Wings

Side 3
10. Can’t Sleep
11. Stay
12. Shake
13. Down To Ride

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

Rock/Soul Bliss

posted on 12/07/2015
5 Stars
Reviewer: audiofan
This double-LP is extremely well-pressed, with quiet backgrounds and no defects whatsoever. Not quite as much guitar pyrotechnics as on his debut, but the songs are so good you won't care. A superb album from a great new artist!

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