Play The Blues With Feeling
“Britain’s best blues man does a classic album”
Catalogue Number – BB009
Release Date 4/09/2004
“I’ve always been a fan of singer/ harp player/ guitarist/ songwriter Eddie Martin, and this new release only serves to reinforce his reputation.
Nine of the ten songs are original, the only cover being a version of Son House’s ‘Black Mama’, one of two solo live tracks (the other being ‘One-Man Band Rag’ where Eddie plays finger picked guitar while blowing harp and playing foot percussion). The other eight cuts range from the Elmore-ish slowies ‘Selfish Guy’ and ‘Play The Blues With Feeling’ to the organ and riffing horn section backed, B.B. King style ‘Bubble Blues’.
‘Tell Me Why’ is a swinging West Coast shuffle; ‘Barbed Wire’ inhabits slightly rockier territory and the set closes with another trio instrumental, ‘Bone Shaker’.
Martin has without a doubt to be ranked up among the top half dozen UK bluesplayers around. His fans will be lining up to hand over their money for this set.” Blues and Rhythm, 2005, Phil Wight
Musicians: Eddie Martin: Vocal, National Resophonic, Electric and Slide Guitars, Rack Harmonica, Marion Dolton, Bass; Michael Wiedrich; Special Guests: Paddy Milner, Piano Gary Baldwin, Hammond.
5.0 out of 5 stars” BEST SINCE THE MAYALL BEANO ALBUM
“This does exactly as it says on the cover,Eddie Martin plays the blues
with feeling.Britain’s best bluesman does a classic album that if theres
any justice will still be there in 30 years time.Great songs,superb
production but most of all a great album by Eddie at the top of his form
as a singer and a guitarist.Backed up by the cream of the countries
musicians,if you like the blues this will be played time and again.
Can’t praise enough this great album,don’t wait get it now,you’ll
never regret it or stop playing it.”5.0 out of 5 stars”AMAZON P. Clack on 18 May 2007.
5 OUT OF 5 STARS
“Another blast of blues from this master
Another release from Bristol’s master bluesman – Play the blues with feeling is a great collection of both acoustic and electric blues.
Just listen to the superb slide guitar in Selfish Guy, then the solo acoustic blues of My Black Mama, followed by the big band blues sound of Bubble Blues (reminded me a bit of BB King) including some soulful Hammond Organ playing.
What’s great about Eddie’s CDs is that he doesn’t just stick to one type of blues – he gives you a taste of everything – you want Elmore James style slide? you want soulful unaccompanied Taj Mahal style acoustic? you want big band BB King style blues? you want blistering harmonica playing (try Bristol Shakedown)? it’s all here – thoroughly recommended!”. AMAZON 10 Feb 2005
“Playing the blues with feeling is something that Eddie Martin does in spades… He can do it vocally and on guitar and harmonica, acoustically or amplified, solo or with a band… Apart from ‘One Man Band Rag’ and his excellent acoustic rendition of Son House’s ‘Black Mama’, Eddie is superbly backed on all tracks by bass & drums.” Froots 2005