Thursday, December 22, 2016

Mississippi Heat new release "Cab Driving Man"...Chicago, Delta Blues and more

The blues are universal and there’s no better example perhaps than a multiracial Chicago band inspired by the Mississippi Delta, led by a talented Belgian blues harpist with a French sounding name, who travel well, spreading their blues power from Montreux to Istanbul and other faraway pockets of American roots music lovers.

Mississippi Heat are an American blues band based in Chicago, led by harmonica player Pierre Lacocque. Formed in 1991, the band has toured in the United States, Canada and Europe, with occasional performances in South America and North Africa.

Mississippi Heat has recorded 12 albums: four on Van der Linden Records, the band's own label (1992–1998), three on the European label CrossCut Records (1998–2005) and six with Chicago label Delmark Records since 2005.

Cab Driving Man is their latest release. Passionate and melodic harmonica player Pierre Lacoque leads his band by providing 11 original songs, while maestro guitar player Michael Dotson sings on 3 of his own compositions. Lead singer Inetta Visor delivers stellar vocals on 12 songs, including 2 covers: "Don't Mess Up A Good Thing", here a duet with Giles Corey, originally made famous by Fontanella Bass and Bobby McClure, and "Smooth Operator", previously recorded by Sarah Vaughan. Cab Driving Man takes you from vintage, low-down Chicago and Delta blues to exciting boogie, Latin beats and R'n'B ballads. Delmark Records has high expectations for this award-worthy release.

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