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Friday, May 25, 2012

Alex Chilton – Feudalist Tarts (1985 us, sophisticated funky blues rock, Big Time Vinyl edition)



1985's Feudalist Tarts was Chilton's first studio release since 1979; after spending most of the 1970s as one of the few rock acts from the Deep South who displayed almost no visible R&B influence, Chilton belatedly embraced the pleasures of vintage soul music after moving to New Orleans and giving up alcohol, and Feudalist Tarts is dominated by covers of Slim Harpo's "Ti Ni Nee Ni Noo" and Carla Thomas's "B-A-B-Y," with bare-wired originals like "Lost My Job" along for good measure. Cut in a single day, Feudalist Tarts is a bit rough around the edges, but Chilton's guitar playing is solid, and the band of veteran Southern studio players give Chilton as good as he gets (if not better). 
by Mark Deming


Tracks
1. Tee Ni Nee Ni Noo / Tip on In (Slim Harpo) - 5:20
2. Stuff (Alex Chilton, Rene Coman) - 5:05
3. B-A-B-Y (David Porter, Isaac Hayes) - 2:59
4. Thank You John (Willie Turbinton) - 3:13
5. Lost My Job (Alex Chilton) - 3:06
6. Paradise (Alex Chilton) - 2:23

Musicians
Rene Coman - Bass, Vocals
Nokie Taylor - Cornet
Doug Garrison - Drums
Alex Chilton - Guitar, Harmonica, Vocals
Fred Ford - Baritone Saxophone
Jim Spake - Tenor Saxophone

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7 comments:

Remy said...

Thanks very much Marios. It must have been quite frustrating for Alex in the '80s, the decade wasn't kind to many veterans of the music business. Rest in peace Alex.

George S. said...

Thank you very much Marios.

ARGS said...

Πολλά ευχαριστώ Μάριε για αυτό το δίσκο!

Philipp said...

New to me, but I like it. Thanks so much, Marios!

Anonymous said...

Any Chilton is great Chilton. Dude just had it. Thanks and keep em coming!

filldemontgat said...

Hey Marios!!

New links please...

Thank you very much.

Marios said...

...Alex...ReNew....