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Hot Fish Laundry Mat *


  • 1. Personal Things
    2. Spirit
    3. Atlas
    4. Fine Line
    5. Mile After Mile
    6. Time Stands Still
    7. Adultcontemporaryrootsrockbluesjazzfunk
    8. One More Day
    9. Flow
    10. Goodbye
    11. When
    12. Stop and Start All Over Again
    13. Ornot
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 1028

  • Credits
    ProducerKing Johnson
    EngineerBruce Bennett

    Personnel: Oliver Wood (vocals, guitar); Marcus James (vocals, flute, clarinet, saxophone); Chris Long (vocals); Greg Baba (drums, shekere); Chris Uhler (percussion).
    Audio Mixer: Bruce Bennett .
    Recording information: Exocet Studios, Atlanta, GA.
    Like the North Mississippi All-Stars, King Johnson is a new variety of Southern rock, fusing the traditionally blues-driven music with a coterie of jazzier influences -- notably New Orleans brass band. The band's seemingly encyclopedic knowledge of allows them a refreshing flexibility -- such as the sudden turn into brassy swing near the end of "Mile After Mile". When the group attempts less groove-driven, more pop-oriented material, such as The Band-like "Time Stands Still", they move into potentially more creative territory, though are still a step or two from achieving total originality. "Time Stands Still" features a sweetly alluring clarinet-driven arrangement, for example, but doesn't quite earn its keep otherwise. In general, their rhythms are neat and danceable -- which is to their credit as musicians, but makes the music a little less curious than it might be. Songs like the drumless "One More Day" present a band ready to create something new. ~ Jesse Jarnow

  • Critic Reviews
    Living Blues (11/03, pp.83-4) - "...It's a perfect musical gumbo. So put on your dancing shoes, and take a trip down south with King Johnson..."
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