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Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin - Lost Time (2015)

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Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin - Lost Time (2015)

Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin - Lost Time (2015)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 274 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 107 Mb | Scans included
Blues, Roots Rock, Americana | Label: Yep Roc | # YEP-2447 | Time: 00:43:54

The title of the Alvin brothers’ follow-up to their Grammy-nominated 2014 Common Ground reunion project that found them working together for the first time in 30 years is multi-faceted and bittersweet. Clearly they are trying to make up for that lost time after not working together since Dave amicably left the Blasters in 1987. But more than that, these dozen covers are predominantly tunes that were also lost to time. Phil and Dave dig deep to reveal these hidden blues and R&B gems, then polish, rearrange and unleash them with pent up energy, providing the tracks with new leases on life.

Dave’s short yet informative liner notes explain the disc is also a tribute to ’50s blues shouter and Alvin brothers friend Big Joe Turner, whose photo adorns the back cover. Four tracks are Turner covers and it’s no secret that much of Phil’s distinctive singing style dates back to that of Big Joe. But from the opening guitar and walking bass lick of Oscar Brown, Jr.’s demonic “Mr. Kicks” to the closing acoustic gospel of “If You See My Savior” (one of the few times both guys sing on the same tune), it’s clear the brothers are having a blast reviving songs they obviously love and have influenced them for decades.

Not surprisingly Phil does the bulk of the singing. Even after his near-death scare a few years back, he sounds strong, vibrant and often, as on a version of James Brown’s “Please Please Please” that nearly beats the classic original, stronger and more powerful than ever. Old Blasters piano man Gene Taylor makes a welcome guest appearance on the salacious public domain blues of “Rattlesnakin’ Daddy,” one of Dave’s few vocals, while letting Phil display his dynamic harp abilities.

The twosome takes Willie Dixon by way of Otis Rush’s “Sit Down, Baby” down to the swamp with another of Dave’s baritone vocals and knock Turner’s “Wee Baby Blues” out of the park with a wild Dave guitar solo, searing slide work from Chris Miller and Phil’s emotional singing.

This is a blues album, but with styles that range from ragtime to jump with Chicago, Texas and Piedmont thrown in it’s diverse, fresh and rocking. There’s not a weak track in the dozen making this another candidate for blues release of the year from brothers who almost never got to play another note together. Making up for lost time never sounded so good.

Review by Hal Horowitz, AmericanSongwriter.com

It took a brush with death to get Dave and Phil Alvin back on good enough terms to make music together again, and after reuniting in the studio for 2014's Common Ground: Dave & Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy, the siblings thankfully didn't wait until one of them ended up in the emergency room to give it another try. Lost Time is another set of vintage blues tunes, but while Common Ground was an acoustic set that focused on the songbook of blues legend Broonzy, the Alvins mix it up on Lost Time, playing both electric and acoustic numbers and drawing inspiration from a variety of artists and songwriters, though rollicking jump blues master Big Joe Turner gets special attention here, with Dave and Phil tackling three of his compositions. Dave's raucous guitar lines give their Turner interpretations a feel that's different than the originals, but Dave and the band show plenty of love for the joyous, rolling boogie of Turner's signature sound, and Phil's big, bold voice is the perfect instrument for tunes like "Feeling Happy" and "Cherry Red Blues." If Phil is the star singer in the Alvin family, Dave shows he can give sly, streetwise readings to tunes like "Rattlesnakin' Daddy" and "Sit Down, Baby," and his vocals help give this album a looser, more playful sound than Common Ground. Dave and Phil seem a little less concerned with honoring the legacy of a great artist (even if they had fun doing so) than they are in jamming on tunes they love and kicking up some dust in the studio, and Lost Time does just that. Dave and Phil Alvin sing and play this music direct from the heart, whether they're wailing on an early James Brown side or getting right with the Lord on a classic spiritual from Rev. Thomas A. Dorsey, and as always they consistently hit the sweet spot between technique and passion. If Dave and Phil Alvin want to crank out an album like Lost Time every year until the sun finally sets on them, no one who loves blues and roots music would have any room to complain.

Review by Mark Deming, Allmusic.com

Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin - Lost Time (2015)


01. Mister Kicks (03:41)
02. World's In A Bad Condition (04:25)
03. Cherry Red Blues (03:31)
04. Rattlesnakin' Daddy (04:10)
05. Hide And Seek (02:35)
06. Papa's On The House Top (02:50)
07. In New Orleans (Rising Sun Blues) (03:14)
08. Please Please Please (02:41)
09. Sit Down, Baby (04:23)
10. Wee Baby Blues (05:17)
11. Feeling Happy (03:14)
12. If You See My Savior (03:47)

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Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin - Lost Time (2015)

Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin - Lost Time (2015)

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