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Andre Bisson - Rhythm & Blues Experience

Andre Bisson has a love for old school rhythm and blues. This CD was recorded in Toronto Canada complete with a very soulful horn section and I do mean soulful.

The session takes off with the Wilson Pickett like 'Free Ride Blues'. 'Hooked on Love' has some great horn arrangements, fine vocal, nice guitar and a fabulous sax solo. 'I'm Leaving' features some excellent piano in the Joe Cocker 'Feeling Alright' sounding tune by Dave Murphy.

The band swings on the jump blues 'Four Shots'. This cut is a real fun listen. The horns are great! Andre brings it down on 'Second Chance' which sounds more like Tom Waits then Otis Redding but that ain't bad. Real cool song.

'I gotta a Feeling' is a straight ahead up tempo blues progression. I love the drums on this track by Mark Kelso. Andre also does a fine soul version of Neil Young's 'Heart Of Gold' which is a smart business move when looking for airplay. Give the DJ's something familiar to listen to.

He takes you out grooving with 'Slave to Love' and 'I Gotta Move'. Andre sings "he needs one more gig to make his troubles go way", on the final cut 'One More Gig'. Well this session of Canada's finest musicians must have made Andre's troubles go way.

This is an impassioned effort by Andre Bisson. He put together a great ensemble of musicians. I wish however, he had added some female backup singers. It would have made the CD more potent. The mix on his vocal was a little too up front for my liking but all and all a very enjoyable listen.

Reviewer Michael Packer  is a singer-guitarist from NYC who fronts his own band "The Michael Packer Blues Band". He has been performing for over 40 years and has recorded on major labels Atlantic and RCA.

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