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Little Willie Mehto - There Ain't No Coolin' (2016)

30-08-2016, 18:48
Music | Blues

Title: There Ain't No Coolin'
Year Of Release: 2016
Label: Mountain Ash Records
Genre: Acoustic Blues
Quality: 320 kbps
Total Time: 34:44
Total Size: 106 MB

1. Low Down Woman (3:16)
2. Jungle Baby (3:01)
3. Hard Headed Woman (2:50)
4. Jupiter Woman (2:50)
5. Burger King (2:36)
6. There Ain't No Coolin' (3:15)
7. Big Annie (2:04)
8. If I Can't Have You (3:05)
9. She Drives Me Crazy (4:15)
10. In Your Kitchen (2:54)
11. One More Time (2:35)
12. Could You Love Me (1:58)

First and foremost, Ville Mehto, a.k.a. Little Willie Mehto, is a wonderful harmonica player with big tone and chops to spare, playing acoustic throughout this album and bringing to mind Sonny Boy Williamson II and Big Walter Horton in more or less equal measure. Don't miss the instrumental "Big Annie", with two harmonicas overdubbed not so much on top of as next to each other, creating a lovely old-timey backporch orchestra sound - and to hear Mehto play amplified harp, check out last year's Little Willie & The Night Train CD "Break It Up Baby!". In addition, Little Willie is a solid guitarist/slide player and a capable vocalist. Occasionally, he prefers to sing in that peculiar carrot-voice register associated with 22 Pistepirkko and apparently rather popular in Finnish roots rock these days; audiences may love it, but it does play hell with some of Mehto's more affected Deep South mannerisms. Works well enough whenever Little Willie phrases like Ville Mehto, though...

Anyway, Little Willie's solo debut starts off with several three-minute tunes built on a guitar riff and what seems like a single line of lyrics on repeat. I'm sure some folks will call it hypnotic, I'll just say that adding the Finno-Ugric background chant on "Jungle Baby" was a nice ethnic touch. With track six - the title track - the tempo slows down and the music starts to pick up. As the album progresses, the flatpicked slide gives way to fingerpicked textures, with the vocals gaining more and more depth, sincerity and bottom end. Then the last track "Faithful Man" takes us back to where we started from - and where we started from was a tune called "Low Down Woman".

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asmodi   User offline   29 July 2016 09:54

Thanks for upload with Upload 1

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