Some heavy heavy blues adorn this enticing cd from American artist Eli Cook. The opener Death Rattle kicks in with a mighty force and some splendidly filthy harmonica courtesy of the wonderfully named Wavorly Milor, and following, Better Man with its Bo Diddly Rhythm shows off Cook s masterful slide guitar playing.
The frantic pace subsides with Please, Please and Cook s baritone voice sounds deeper than Keb Mo! A pleasing, soothing blues ballad that will charm you as it catches you off guard.
So a mixture of beguiling acoustic blues through to Muddy Water heaviness adorn this album-- a combination of poignancy and toughness using the blues idiom as a positive moral force, take a listen!
Blues and Soul Magazine, UKhttp://www.bluesandsoul.com/review/1604/eli_cook_ace_jack_and_king/