Macy Blackman and the Mighty Fines: Shoorah Shoorah

A tribute two the King and Soul Queen of New Orleans is served up on a platter by vocalist Macy Blackman with Nancy Wright, as songs by Allen Toussaint and Irma Thomas are revisited and revived. Blackman also plays piano, cornet and guitar while Nancy blows on tenor sax, and the backup band of Ken Jacobs/bs, Bing Nathan/b and Larry Vann/dr backup the band for some saxy, fun and earthy reads of “Working In The Coal Mind” and honky tonking” Lipstick Traces,” with Macy sounding in rich vocal. Wright delivers romance by the street light on ”Take a Look” and teams with her breathy tenor on “It’s raining,” while some rich viola added by Kit Robberson makes “With You In  Mind” a joyful love song. The Crescent City never sounded so good.

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