12 Songs, 43 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Having reunited after decades on a tribute to Big Bill Broonzy, the brothers who once led L.A.’s rockabilly-revival charge with The Blasters dig their blues roots deeper on this boisterous 2015 album. They tear through four songs by jump-blues shouter Big Joe Turner, with Phil’s tenor dripping honey and Dave’s guitar shooting sparks. Two gospel numbers and James Brown’s “Please Please Please” ignite as well—and the opening crunch of Oscar Brown Jr.’s River Styx-set “Mister Kicks” suggests where The Rolling Stones learned to express sympathy for the devil.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Having reunited after decades on a tribute to Big Bill Broonzy, the brothers who once led L.A.’s rockabilly-revival charge with The Blasters dig their blues roots deeper on this boisterous 2015 album. They tear through four songs by jump-blues shouter Big Joe Turner, with Phil’s tenor dripping honey and Dave’s guitar shooting sparks. Two gospel numbers and James Brown’s “Please Please Please” ignite as well—and the opening crunch of Oscar Brown Jr.’s River Styx-set “Mister Kicks” suggests where The Rolling Stones learned to express sympathy for the devil.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

lil' elvis ,

A Breath of Fresh Air!

Been waiting a long time to go home. This record makes it seem like only yesterday and is worth the wait. Phil and Dave have most certainly made up for lost time.

Full Disclosure: I am a die-hard Blasters fan. After hearing them for the first time way back in ’81, I got serious about playing guitar and fronted a R&B band for the next 35 years. One of my major influences.

Foot stompin’, finger snappin' and toe tappin’ straight up American music. Dave’s guitar tone is raw, earthy, gritty and he swings so hard it hurts. Phil’s voice is matured, soulful and helps drive the tunes. The supporting cast plays their collective butt off, and the music selection is spot on; letting the Brothers Alvin stretch out, making old new again.

What are you waiting for? Just buy it. Lost time is not found again.

Ahinman ,

Ahhhh!!!

All is right in the world.

patRNR ,

Lover of Great music

IF you are a Blasters fan, or Dave Alvin fan or just a Blues fan or whatever, just BUY this one LOST TIME, without hesistation or further delay. It is a TRUE GEM. Dave's guitar is stellar and Phil's vocals strong as ever, has not lost a thing over time. This is a SIX Star blues effort !
Thank You Dave and Phil

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