If you are a voting member for Grammy nominations this year we would like you to give consideration to GARY U.S. BONDS' latest roadhouse blues CD, "LET THEM TALK," which could be a contender. His last CD, "Back In 20," was the WC Handy "Comeback Album Of The Year". We hope to add more accolades this time and we're VERY proud of this CD.
Gary is listed on Page 7 of 16
Field 13 - American Roots
Category 67 - Best Contemporary Blues Album, vocal or instrumental
010. LET THEM TALK
Gary U.S. Bonds
some reviews and press...
"...The gritty blues and soul that marks the Jersey Shore Sound wasn't invented by Bruce Springsteen. He borrowed it from House Rocker Supreme Gary U.S. Bonds." - New York Post
"Bonds with a rip-snorting album of roadhouse blues... Still boasting that full-throated, soulful sound... Worthy addition to his excellent legacy... showing the world the true power of rock & roll... crackles with punch and promise... worth the wait." - Boston Herald
"One of the most durable R&B singers of all time... and proves it." - Billboard
"This CD is cookin'." - Chicago Sun-Times
"One of the premier party singers of all time." - New York Times
Freeworld | FREEM 5018. Reviewed by Terry Staunton
Marking a half-century in the music business is reason enough for a party, and it's a pleasure to hear an old warhorse like Bonds (metaphorically, at least) dancing on the tables and giving thanks for his prolonged good health and hunger for rock. Let Them Talk may only be his third album of new material in 25 years, but it's clear he's lost none of his earlier spark. Have Mercy and I'm Gone tread an easy blues groove, all economical guitar lines and gospel-tinged backing vocals draping
themselves around Bonds' sweet high register. His deep soul lungs get a proper workout on the ballad She's A Woman and a testifying title track that would have been perfect for Otis Redding in his prime. The record. still a powerful performance. It's an age-defying joy in a rocked-up world where
it's always Quarter To Three.
This review is from: Let Them Talk (audio CD)
It is great to hear from Gary again. From beginning to end this is a rockin' soulful recording Quarter to Three was the first record I bought with my own money, (I was 9 years old), and
he has never sounded better than he does on this new release. Thank you Gary. It is an honor to hear from you again.