Bob Daisley

Classic Rock Newswire Review

A blues based project featuring Bob Daisley (Rainbow/Ozzy/Uriah Heep/Mother's Army) on bass, Rob Grossner on drums and Tim Gaze on guitars/vocals. The album is a mixture of covers plus a few new compositions. The Willie Dixon standard, 'I Just Wanna Make Love To You' starts things off in fine style. The blues chugging of 'Six Strings Down' is up next, with some nice Hammond organ from Mike Grubb. '24/7 Blues' is a new song - a slow burning blues song, with a fine vocal performance from Tim Gaze. The Johnny Winter cover, 'Dallas' has some nice acoustic slide guitar, with harmonica from Jim Conway. 'The Walk' is a great slice of blues strutting, with a heavy bass line rumbling through the track.

There is a slower version of Cream's standard 'Strange Brew', with another great vocal performance from Tim Gaze. Another new song is 'Playin' the Blues', an uptempo rhythm and blues number, similar to solo artist Colin James or Jeff Healey. 'You Need Love' is the Willie Dixon song that inspired Led Zeppelin's 'Whole Lotta Love'. Very different from the Led Zep version, more mellower and no crunching guitar riffs. Album closer is the Bob Daisley penned 'New Old Lady Blues', again with some lovely slide work.

A quality blues album and cover versions that live their own life, as opposed to straight re-runs of the originals that you sometimes get with covers. The new songs stand up well and add to the album. If you like blues rock, similar to Colin James or Jeff Healey give this a try.

Source: Classic Rock Newswire