(2013) Explorer

The Duke Robillard Band

... read moreNo matter what musical turn singer/guitarist Duke Robillard chooses to incorporate, it is always steeped in the blues. Explorer is his second release on the Shanachie label and integrates jazz ("You Mean Everything to Me" and "Jumpin With Duke"), horn laden soul ("Male Magnet," "Just between Me and...

53′:40″ 12 Songs

1
The Duke Robillard Band
Male Magnet
4:33
2
The Duke Robillard Band
Just Between Me And You
4:39
3
The Duke Robillard Band
Soulful
4:45
4
The Duke Robillard Band
Hang On
3:50
5
The Duke Robillard Band
You Mean Everything To Me
5:00
6
The Duke Robillard Band
Sayin' Don't Make It So
3:08
7
The Duke Robillard Band
Jumpin' With Duke
3:48
8
The Duke Robillard Band
Misunderstanding Blues
4:41
9
The Duke Robillard Band
You Dropped The Thing On Me
4:24
10
The Duke Robillard Band
Lonesome Old Town
4:15
11
The Duke Robillard Band
Brand New Fool
3:38
12
The Duke Robillard Band
Time Is Short
6:59
Released 15 January 2013, Shanachie Ent. Corp.

Review

No matter what musical turn singer/guitarist Duke Robillard chooses to incorporate, it is always steeped in the blues. Explorer is his second release on the Shanachie label and integrates jazz ("You Mean Everything to Me" and "Jumpin With Duke"), horn laden soul ("Male Magnet," "Just between Me and You"), New Orleans-style rumba ("Sayin Don't Make It So"), and even Celtic overtones ("Lonesome Old Town"). Explorer lives up to its title and finds Robillard and his band providing another eclectic blues/roots set in the process. ~ Al Campbell