12 Songs, 47 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

The blues veteran powers through a set of original compositions on his latest album.

EDITORS’ NOTES

The blues veteran powers through a set of original compositions on his latest album.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Steve Douglas ,

Curtis Salgado-‘The Beautiful Lowdown'

Curtis Salgado is not one to be pigeon-holed into any singular musical genre as his past CD releases ‘Soul Shot’ and this latest release clearly prove. ‘The Beautiful Lowdown’ delves into wherever Curtis Salgado’s passion leads him whether it be rhythm and blues, soul, swing or down home blues.
After more than 40 years performing with his own bands, being the front man for the Robert Cray Band and a member of Roomful of Blues and guesting with the likes of Santana and Steve Miller, Curtis has the backlog of experience to expertly handle any genre that touches him. Despite a long history of health issues dealing with cancer, hep C, gallstones and more, Curtis fought the good fight and has come back stronger for it. ’Hard to Feel the Same About Love’, the opening cut on this release is a solid R&B cut with a driving rhythm and deep horn work; a tune that would have been a radio hit when Motown ruled the roost. A soulful ballad, ‘Healing Love’ unleashes the loneliness that pervaded until he met the one who provided that healing love.
‘I Know a Good Thing’ brings an acoustic blues slide to a mix that creates the ‘old sitting on the front porch jam’ vibe. ‘Is There Something I Should Know’ is a heartfelt bluesy duet ballad, and ‘Lowdown Dirty Shame’ brings strong support from backup vocalists. ‘Walk a Mile in My Blues’ says it all for Curtis Salgado and probably for anyone reading this or listening to this CD.
Going back to my initial opening sentence, you will find an excellently produced potpourri of blues, soul, and R&B on Curtis Salgado’s new ‘The Beautiful Lowdown’. I’m already looking forward to his next release.

ol' bilk ,

Big dose of soul here

Curtis: I'll never forget seeing you in the can at the cultural center in Cedarburg WI getting your vocal cords ready for the your part of the show with Nick Moss & Co and you asking if I knew of Jim Liban. What an honor it was to connect the two of you and see the smiles when you met each other, got to talk and your invite for him to blow your harp on a number with the band. Your songs on this album reach a new height for you. What a perfect choice for the female side of your duet "Is There Something I Should Know." You know songs are great when they raise goosebumps and cause a few tears and sniffles. Man, you got it all. Thank for letting us walk along with you for a bit in your blues-you've walked the many miles in them. Glad you are back on your feet pouring out your soul again after your "little" bump in the road. Thank you for your soul blues

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