Big Pink Music Calvin Keane (US,1976,re.2011)***'
The area of this record is more a mixture of American electric bluesrock with a slight funky or elsewhere groovy edge, and a more acoustic singer-songwriter territory digging this area too. This means organ, fuzz guitars with a more whining American sharp voice of blues vocals or groovier acoustic blues voice on other tracks with piano domination instead of organ. Sax solos whirl with the groove as well. “Sho Bout To Drive” is a more up tempo groove pop/rocker with shaking Negroid backing vocalists and more brass, with some returning part. “Rainy Night” definitely is with more songwriting focus with a blues country edge, violin and slide guitar included. This is followed by a more powered up bluesrocker with dark heavy fuzz solos and funky brass accents. “Rev.Jack” is spoken word story with double bass and late night jazz bar context, full of smoke. The album ends with a funky band improvisation with some nail breaking electric blues guitar solos. Enjoyable with a more electric late night bar context playing rockers most of the time.
(Also here, the quality of remastering is not 100 percent perfect for the voice which at times has a slight phonograph bi-effect, for the the instruments this reissue sounds perfect enough).