Sunday, September 23, 2007

Molly Johnson

Some albums are simply too perfect to take apart and select favorite eartastes from. If pushed to the barbed wire I’d holler out “Sticks and Stones”, but if there was a great meal set and candlelight I’d whisper gratefully “Tonight” with “If You Knew Love” for dessert. The band is hot and right on. There’s a Cole Porter Song, a Gershwin Tune, a Springsteen Tune, with the rest written by Molly and the band. Sunday afternoon jazz with flavors of Detroit, Brazil, New Orleans, Paris and Berlin. The blues scream without a voice being raised, the mature voice tingles my spine all the way through - this totally satisfying 50 minutes of bliss. “Lord have mercy on the virgin ears.” Molly Johnson