Review: Randy Scott – Out Of The Blue

Posted on: Friday, Sep 6, 2013

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Randy Scott – Out Of The Blue

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Born in Detroit, Michigan, Randy is an up-and-coming singer and guitarist, and the star of a new “reality” television show in the USA called “Chasing The Dream”. This is a fine set, nothing too surprising maybe but Randy does have a fine blues guitar style – try the instrumental ‘Talkin’ My Baby Down’ with its hints of Freddie King, or if you prefer to hear how good his vocals can be, lend an ear to the ballad “Kisses Like Cherries”.

In most places though, he shows the influences he absorbed from his father’s record collection, citing BB King, Ray Charles, and Big Mama Thornton. Although he is described as a blues-rocker, for the greater part of this set he keeps to the bluesy side of things, though “Fire” aspires to an mellow soft-rock sound, and the title track is a heavy blues-rocker, no doubt about it.

The legendary Albert Lee helps out on two tracks, and backing musicians include Travis Carlton from Robben Ford’s band on bass and Jeff Babko from Larry Carlton’s group on keyboards. So no, Randy is no slouch musically…

NORMAN DARWEN

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