Cadillac In The Swamp – SmokeHouse
Published on Jun 13, 2012
Cadillac in the Swamp is a torrid, steaming album, powered by the gutsy, powerful songwriting and singing of harpist Anthony Thompson. Smokehouse reworks the deep, swampy groove of New Orleans and Delta blues, adding the electric energy of Chicago blues. Thompson is a raw, greasy harmonica player, evoking the classic licks of Little Walter. He’s not as good a singer — his range is quite limited — but he is a forceful and emotional vocalist and he’s one hell of a songwriter; unlike many of his contemporaries, he is not afraid of tackling big social issues. Guitarist Robert Thomas is equally impressive, spitting out fiery solos and muscular riffs throughout the record. That musical dexterity and sinewy energy shines throughout Cadillac in the Swamp, a first-rate modern blues album.
~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, AMG
This is Glorious! Rippin,’ baby, rippin’ good!
Does anybody know about Jane Mansfield? She was decapitated in a car wreck down in the bayou on an old road. In the beginning he talks about a girl in the car with NO HEAD! Creepy, huh? And the worst part is the kids in the backseat survived. They had to live with that memory. What if the song was talking about Jane Mansfield? SO SPOOPY ?