Lang, Jonny - Lie To Me (CD 1997; Blues, Guitar) Near Mint Used - BMG Direct
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Artist: Jonny Lang
Release Date: Jan 28, 1997
Record Label: A&M Records (USA)
UPC: D118093 BMG Direct
Album Type: Full Length CD
Condition: Used - Near Mint
1. Lie To Me
2. Darker Side
3. Good Morning Little School Girl
4. Still Wonder
6. Back For A Taste Of Your Love
7. Quitter Never Wins, A
8. Hit The Ground Running
9. Rack 'Em Up
10. When I Come To You
11. There's Gotta Be A Change
12. Missing Your Love
Contributing artists: Bekka Bramlett
Producer: David Z
Distributor: Universal Distribution
Recording type: Studio
Recording mode: Stereo
SPAR Code: n/a
Personnel: Jonny Lang (vocals, acoustic & electric guitar, electric sitar); Dennis Morgan (acoustic guitar); Ted Larsen, Billy Franzee, Kevin Bowe (guitar); Jack Holder (guitar, Hammond B-3 organ); Pat Hayes (harmonica); Art Edmaiston (saxophone, horns); Larry McCabe (trombone, horns); Dedrick Davis (horns); Bruce McCabe (piano, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer piano, Clavinet, keyboards, background vocals); Ricky Peterson, Tony Black (Hammond B-3 organ); Tony Black (synthesizer); David Smith (bass); Rob Stupka (drums); Steve Potts (drums, percussion); Bekka Bramlett, Marcia Langseth, Heidi Jo, David Z (background vocals).
Recorded at Oar Fin Studios, Minneapolis, Minnesota and House Of Blues, Memphis, Tennessee.
Nipping at the heels of wiz-kid blues guitarist Kenny Wayne Shepherd, who debuted at age 18, comes 16-year-old Jonny Lang, the most soulful guitar slinger ever to make it out of junior high school. Lang's debut, much like Shepherd's LEDBETTER HEIGHTS, features a mix of choice covers and co-written originals. But whereas HEIGHTS leans in a Delta-blues direction, Lang's blues has more of an R&B flavor.
The Clavinet and Hammond B-3 organ on the title track and "Hit The Ground Running" help give LIE TO ME a funky swagger. As for influences, Lang's choices of Ike Turner's "Matchbox" and Syl Johnson's "Back For A Taste Of Your Love" show a taste for rousing shuffles and Memphis soul. Lang shows his commercial instincts by wrapping up the album with "When I Come To You" and the acoustic "Missing Your Love," two songs that wouldn't sound out of place on a recent Eric Clapton album.
The ripe, vibrant voice of contemporary blues singer and guitarist Lang is so compelling, it would be an exceptional major-label debut even if he weren't only 16... - Rating: B+
Entertainment Weekly (01/31/1997)
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