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Helge Tallqvist & Deep Blue Divers - Something Blue (2002)

18-01-2015, 08:49
Music | Blues | Rock

Helge Tallqvist & Deep Blue Divers - Something Blue (2002)

Artist: Helge Tallqvist & Deep Blue Divers
Title Of Album: Something Blue
Year Of Release: 2002
Label: Rootman Music
Genre: Blues, West Coast Blues
Format: Mp3
Quality: 320 kbps
Total Time: 43:18 Min
Total Size: 113 Mb (covers)


1. Don't You Ever
2. Ode To Billie Joe
3. Had You Told It Like It Was
4. Carne Tremula
5. Into The Blue
6. Mobilize
7. Monkey On A Limb
8. Copy Cat
9. Do The Right Thing
10. Someother Day, Someother Time
11. Blueso Nova

Helge Tallqvist and The Deep Blue Divers are based in Finland, and have influenced the Finnish blues scene since 1992. Helge blows a strong, sensual chromatic harmonica, while his five-piece band plays some dramatic music on their instruments. With the exception of four tunes, some of the band members wrote the seven other tunes. Helge co-wrote three of the tunes with the guitarist, Jonni Seppala, and vocalist, Jani Penttinen. Jonni and Jani wrote two of the other tunes, and Jonni wrote the two instrumentals. These originals add a pleasant, fresh dimension to the CD.

The tunes and arrangements on this CD have depth, soul, and class, and an appeal to music lovers and dancers. The band was influenced by the West Coast Blues, and has developed their own unique sound of music, with an early sixties R&B sound and a spicy, Latin flavour, but still contemporary. The group creates a variety of moods, from soft and mellow songs to upbeat, danceable numbers. Surprisingly, the most gentle and lilting tune is their cover version of "Monkey On a Limb." Best to sit back and image yourself in Hawaii on this one. "Carne Tremula" is a soothing and mellow instrumental, and a great chance to enjoy all the talented musicians. The other instrumental, " Blueso Nova," shows off the musicians with their catchy, Latin flavour. Sami Nieminen plays some fine Hammond Organ solos on this one. Songs like " Don't You Ever," the cover version of "Had You Told Me Like It Was," and "Into The Blue," could have you dancing to the exciting rhythms.

Helge reflects the influence of the sixties sounds and styles of " George "Harmonica" Smith and Rod Piazza with his harp playing. He is a highly talented harpist and blows a tantalising, mesmerising, and powerful harp in his many solos and accompaniments throughout the album. Jani has a nasal tone to his vocals and sings the lyrics with clarity and strength. Both guitarist, Jonni, and keyboardist, Sami Nieminen, add fine dimensions to the album. Petri Pohjanoksa, bassist, and Juha Litmanen, drummer, solidify the album with their rhythm playing.

This CD album is highly entertaining, and well worth listening to. The cover photo emphasises a possible motto of Helge Tallqvist and the Deep Blue Divers, which is: "something old, something borrowed, something new, and something blue." The varied creative original and cover songs reflect some of all these elements. The CD is in the appealing cardboard digipack which is preferred over the jewel box. Hopefully, this second CD of the group will give them the broader recognition that they deserve.

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nrwsps   User offline   20 January 2015 01:15

Thanks a lot. 3

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