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This set is based in strong blues and R&B, with occasional soul touches, and with some truly world-class musicians in support, this is an early contender for my CD of the Year.

Norman Darwen | Blues In The South

Impressive southern soul and blues singer D. A. Foster has devoted himself to play these musical styles for quite a long time. Gifted with a deep, strong wild voice, he now gives us a bunch of terrific well sung cuts, performed by a solid group of high level musicians, together with an excellent production by two of the very best actual engineers and producers, Tony Braunagel and Mike Finnigan. Only aged twenty D. A. Foster already was co-owner of the legendary roadhouse Shaboo Inn club in Connecticut, where came to play such legendary bluesmen like Willie Dixon, Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, T-Bone Walker, Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, James Cotton, Koko Taylor, B. B. King, Freddie King, Albert King Bonnie Raitt and many more. As you may imagine Foster musically grew and learnt with those amazing blues teachers. When all those musicians realized Foster’s vocal skills, encouraged him to form his own band and finally he did it in 1979 with The Shaboo Allstars, that included legendary Matt "Guitar" Murphy, who had just played with The Blues Brothers. For about two years the band toured all over USA and got a big experience. This is a superb, great album, a real source of Afroamerican music that comes to us with the full guarantee to bring us happy and pleasant feelings. GREAT.

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