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Julius Pittman & the Revival – Live Tonight

Eller Soul Records

12 tracks

I have been very impressed with the new body of work crossing my desk and CD player from Eller Soul Records, and this album by Julius Pittman & the Revival is no exception. This is a smoking hot disc of southern soul and blues brought to us by a very talented group of musicians with a big, big sound.

Pittman fronts the band on vocals and keyboards and gives us some excellent B-3 and piano along with vocals with a great punch. Randy Moss and Velpo Robertson are on guitar, Audie Stanley plays bass, Chris McIntye is on drums, John Stanley plays tenor sax, Howards Smith is on tenor and baritone sax, and Dave Triplet plays trumpet and flugelhorn. This is a big and powerful sounding 8-piece band and the live performance is full of energy and soul. These guys are professionals who laid down a great set of tracks and the crowd was really into their music!

Pittman offers use three originals and nine covers of southern soul and blues standards. The thee originals held their own and were equally enjoyable to the great covers. “It Ain’t What You Got” is a bouncy track that gives us some nice solos by the backline and guitar, while “Love Changes Like the Weather” drops the tempo down a notch with good guitar, organ and horn section solos. “Miss Lovin” Her” takes the tempo down all the way and Pittman talks to us about love in a slow and bluesy cut. His vocals are spot on in each track and he really sells the songs. From the opening track “She’s Looking Good” to the ever popular “Shotgun” that closes out the CD I found myself grooving to the tunes and enjoying myself. This is a dance party waiting to happen!

This follow on to their critically acclaimed 2010 studio album “The Bucket List” is right up there with it. The live R&B and soulful sound is done right. I thoroughly enjoyed this CD and hope to catch up with them on the live tour circuit soon!

Reviewer Steve Jones is a Board Member of the Crossroads Blues Society and is a long standing blues lover. He is a retired Navy commander who served his entire career in nuclear submarines. In addition to working in his civilian career, he writes for and publishes the bi-monthly newsletter for Crossroads, chairs their music festival and works with their Blues In The Schools program.

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