Monday, January 22, 2018

Chuck Carbo - Drawers Trouble, The Barber's Blues

You have no idea how pleased I am to have copies of these two albums again. They were a gift from Hartmut, whom some of you will know from 'Don't Ask Me....' where his cool singles rips have been appearing.

During that killer period when Rounder Records discovered New Orleans one of the many things they got right was the good sense to do a couple albums on this man.

"AllMusic Review by
Veteran New Orleans R&B singer Carbo proves he's a capable front man even without the presence of his '50s vocal group, the Spiders, on this infectious comeback set. With Crescent City vet Edward Frank handling piano and arranging duties, Carbo smoothly intones a mostly original lineup of songs (Jeannie & Jimmy Cheatham's lascivious standard "Meet Me with Your Black Drawers On" being one of the few exceptions). Dr. John contributes his considerable skills on keyboard and guitar to the project."

"AllMusic Review by

Ex-Spiders lead Carbo returns with a Rounder encore that eschews Dr. John but brings back Edward Frank as co-producer and pianist. Some of the selections are a little on the hackneyed side (a permanent moratorium on "Everyday I Have the Blues," tplease!), but Carbo's second line-based "Hey, Mardi Gras! (Here I Am)," the title item, and a easy-on-the-ears reprise of the Cheathams' "Don't Boogie with Your Black Drawers On" hit the spot."

7 comments:

pmac said...

Forgot about these Rounder releases. Back in the 90s, Rounder had Walter Wolfman Washington, Johnny Adams, Charles Brown, and Tuts Washington on their label. Amazing repertoire of N.O. artists. Thanks for these, buddy.

Bob Mac said...

Many thanks for everything you've posted/reposted today, such a great batch of Soul/R&B.

GuitarGus said...

Just got to these...and listening now...New Orleans in my front room ...Cheers

BobCat said...

Thank you for posting these - the albums aren't easy to find.

Preslives said...

Great post, KC! Thanks

Feilimid O'Broin said...

Wonderful music. Thank you, le Roi, for introducing me to Carbo's music via this blog and many thanks to Hartmut for his generosity. He provides great music no matter the blog in which his contributions land. .

KingCake said...

http://www.mediafire.com/file/6r22vd6x5vb7kbl/368_Drawers_Trouble.rar

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