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Nothing But the Truth [Son Seals]


  • 1. Adding Up
    2. Good Woman Bad
    3. Before the Bullets Fly
    4. I'm Gonna Take It All Back
    5. Life Is Hard
    6. Tough as Nails
    7. Your Friends
    8. Sadie
    9. Frank & Johnnie
    10. I Can't Hear Nothing But the Blues
    11. Little Sally Walker
    12. Tricks of the Trade
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 4822

  • Credits
    ProducerDavid Axelbaum; Son Seals; Bruce Iglauer
    EngineerDavid Axelbaum; David Brickson

    Personnel: Son Seals (guitar, vocals), John Randolph (guitar), Red Groetzinger (tenor & baritone saxophones, flute), Dan Rabinovitz (trumpet, flugelhorn), Tony Zamagni (piano, organ), Noel Neal, Johnny B. Gayden (bass), David Russell (drums).
    Recorded at Streeterville Studios, Chicago, Illinois. Includes liner notes by Bruce Iglauer.
    Personnel: Son Seals (vocals, guitar); Red Groetzinger (flute, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Dan Rabinovitz (trumpet, flugelhorn); Tony Zamagni (piano, organ); David Russell (drums).
    Liner Note Author: Bruce Iglauer.
    Recording information: Streeterville Studios, Chicago, IL.
    The grotesque cover illustration is an abomination, but the contents are right in the growling grizzly bear style that we've come to expect. Only four Seals-penned originals, but the R&B-laced "Life Is Hard" and "I'm Gonna Take It All Back" are quality efforts. So is his heartfelt tribute to Hound Dog Taylor, "Sadie." ~ Bill Dahl

  • Critic Reviews
    Down Beat (11/94, p.66) - 3 Stars - Good - "...Seals sings with field-hollar intensity....His guitar work is searing and expressive....he strikes with no-holds-barred ferocity..."
    Option (11-12/94, p.143) - "...Seals' sound is all Chicago barroom grit, just as much rhythm as blues, with a little rock 'n roll and a lotta soul....He always picks good material, writes a fair amount of it, and sings with the gruff roar of the Big Bad Wolf..."
    Musician (12/94, p.94) - "...Seals delivers a neat summation of his two-decade career....NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH is a sharp, at times scathing entry by one of the genre's most soulful exorcists..."
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