Music that’s really worth listening to. I had no preconceptions of this album before buying it other than hearing a brief clip on Radio 5 during the film reviews. Like so many recent albums I assumed it would have 2 or 3 good tracks and another 10 of padding.I couldn’t have been more wrong.This is a superb piece of work. The sheer variety of styles and the obvious talent of the musicians (despite Dr Kermode’s self depreciating comments about his abilities) make for a thoroughly enjoyable listen. From the sombre tones of “Frank Harris” and “The Dying Ranger” to the classic upbeat skiffle/blues of “Brimstone Blues” and “Can’t Walk Like a Man” every track gets you moving and when you listen to the words they get you thinking as well.If you’re old enough the remember this style of music first time round or young enough the catch the revival then you will enjoy this album. If you’re not sure, get it anyway and be prepared for a pleasant surprise.Don’t forget to listen out to the comment at the end of “Died and gone to Hell” 😎
Dodge Brothers, a breath of fresh air. Like many others, I came across the Dodge Brothers via listening to Mark Kermode on Radio 5Live. Liked what I heard and ordered the CD. Without exception, all the songs on the CD are worth listening to. If you are not sure exactly what type of music category this falls into, you are not alone. The CD cover says “Death, Booze and Heartbreak”, But this doesn’t do it justice. These are four very talented musicians who can bash out a good song with very basic instruments. When did you last hear of a washboard being used? Just buy it, you wont be disappointed. Favorite track. For me it’s “Ballad of Frank Harris.” My daughter, 27 likes “Died and Gone to Hell”David. Radio Caroline
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