Keb’ Mo’ – Keb’ Mo’ (1994/2017) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/192kHz]

Keb’ Mo’ – Keb’ Mo’ (1994/2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 43:57 minutes | 1,34 GB | Genre: Blues
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Source: HDTracks | Booklet, Front cover | © Okeh/Epic

Keb’ Mo’s self-titled debut is an edgy, ambitious collection of gritty country blues. Keb’ Mo’ pushes into new directions, trying to incorporate some of the sensibilites of the slacker revolution without losing touch of the tradition that makes the blues the breathing, vital art form it is. His attempts aren’t always successful, but his gutsy guitar playing and impassioned vocals, as well as his surprisingly accomplished songwriting, make Keb’ Mo’ a debut to cherish.

Every few years, an acoustic guitar player decides he wants to be the next Robert Johnson and endears himself to the blues world–Rory Block, John Hammond Jr., and Taj Mahal have crossed this road in the past. Veteran backup guitarist Kevin “Keb’ Mo’” Moore has the freshest approach to pulling it off, turning Johnson’s devil-obsessed classics “Come on in My Kitchen” and “Kindhearted Woman Blues” into friendly folk music on this 1994 debut. Unlike many of the great bluesmen, the personable Moore doesn’t aspire to be evil or even rebellious; he writes terrific songs (most notably the opening “Every Morning” and “Dirty Low Down and Bad”) and performs them with talent and charisma.

01 – Every Morning
02 – Tell Everybody I Know
03 – Love Blues
04 – Victims Of Comfort
05 – Angelina
06 – Anybody Seen My Girl
07 – She Just Wants To Dance
08 – Am I Wrong
09 – Come On In My Kitchen
10 – Dirty Low Down And Bad
11 – Don’t Try To Explain
12 – Kindhearted Woman Blues
13 – City Boy