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King Solomon Hicks - Harlem (2020)

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King Solomon Hicks - Harlem (2020)

King Solomon Hicks - Harlem (2020)
Rock; Blues | 00:39:22 | WEB FLAC (tracks) | 254,48 MB
Label: Provogue

King Solomon Hicks grew up in Harlem "around a lot of great musicians." That certainly shows on HARLEM, an 11-song salute to those roots – and how the 24-year-old guitarist and singer has turned them into his own fierce and distinctive style over the years.

The set, produced by multiple Grammy Award winner Kirk Yano (Miles Davis, Public Enemy, Mariah Carey), showcases Hicks as a writer, player and interpreter. Originals such as the roadhouse ready "421 South Main," the gospel shuffle of "Have Mercy on Me" and the aching instrumental "Riverside Drive" rub musical elbows with staples such as "Everyday I Have the Blues" and "It's Alright," a Latin-tinged take on the Al Kooper-penned classic "I Love You More Than You Will Ever Know," a funked-up romp through Gary Wright's "Love is Alive" and a searing rendition of Sonny Boy Williamson's "Help me" that closes the album.

Hicks' playing and singing shine throughout HARLEM, blending reverent familiar with vigorous fresh, the work of an artist deeply rooted in blues birthed decades before him but equally invested in finding his own way of playing it. Yes, every day he sings the blues, but in a manner only Hicks himself can.

01 - I'd Rather Be Blind
02 - Every Day I Have The Blues
03 - What The Devil Loves
04 - 421 South Main
05 - I Love You More Than You'll Ever Know
06 - Headed Back To Memphis
07 - Love Is Alive
08 - Have Mercy On Me
09 - Riverside Drive
10 - It's Alright
11 - Help Me

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