Sunday, February 10, 2008

Ruby Jane - Sweet Georgia Brown

Take a warhorse like this and get something new out of it? I have to admit my expectations were pretty low. As soon as I heard the first chorus, I knew this was a first-rate player with excellent chops. But you’re not going to get eartasted because you can do a fantastic cover of a song performed to perfection by so many before you. So why am I writing this? Ah, the second chorus had scale runs that tickled my ears with primitive pleasures, not to mention that the backing group has my ears dripping with dangerous excitement. Shoutout for Cripple Creek. A simply dreamy Sunday afternoon set. Ruby Jane