Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Holmes Sweet Holmes

The Holmes Brothers from Saturday Morning's radio broadcast. A lot of the material they present is original and it's great; but, they have a way of transforming the covers they choose into versions that become definitive blues interpretations. (If you don't believe me, ask Willie.) For example, you have not heard the downright religious urgency of a man wanting a woman to want him until you've listened to the Holmes Brothers draw out and completely recreate Cheap Trick. And when they pull "And I Love Her" from the Lennon/McCartney songbook, it sounds as if Paul and the other three lads had put together a demo and left it on the shelf waiting for someone to truly explain to God, why, why, why all the attention on that one girl?


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