Thursday, March 7, 2019

Popa Chubby "Prime Cuts" The Very Best Of The Beast From The East..punchy blues that delivers

With a career spanning nearly 30 years, New York City based guitarist, songwriter and singer Popa Chubby unleashes an offering of "Prime Cuts." In this handpicked anthology, Popa brings us 15 tracks from his prolific and ever expanding catalogue. "Prime Cuts" reflects Popa's choice of the best of his best, tracks that keep the Chubby legacy fresh and perfectly grilled.

From classics such as "Sweet Goddess of Love and Beer" and "Stoop Down Baby" to fan favorites such as "Life Is a Beatdown" and "San Catri," along with his stylized and defining versions of "Hey Joe" and "Hallelujah," the collection satisfies like a fine filet mignon. And Popa serves up social commentary on the current state of affairs from the viewpoint of a true New Yorker on the aptly titled, previously unreleased "Go Fuck Yourself," featuring the violin stylings of his daughter, Theodora Horowitz. The record finishes with an unreleased holiday treasure, "There on Christmas," a Popa composition that celebrates the holiday with a big Phil Spector beat.

Singer, songwriter, guitar stylist, his passions run deep and shine bright. With a performance style he describes as “the Stooges meets Buddy Guy, Motörhead meets Muddy Waters, and Jimi Hendrix meets Robert Johnson”, Popa Chubby is an endearing character who is one of the genre’s most popular and innovative figures.” —Blues Magazine

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Marty's review: If you haven't discovered Popa Chubby yet then this is the perfect place to start, 15 of his best from his long spanning career. With songwriting that pulls no punches and guitar playing that's bold and stratospheric it's no wonder that Popa is popular wherever he goes and has stood the test of time as he delivers the music HE wants to play!