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Boogie Man

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Boogie Man
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Bamboozled
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Stone Cold Blues
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White Crosses
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Drowning In Love
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Shakin'
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Right There In The Rain
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Bad In A Good Way
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That's Just My Life
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Mississippi Mud
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All The Love We Can Stand
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Album Information

Total Tracks: 11   Total Length: 54:37

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Omar growlin' the blues

NEblues

Omar has a great voice for the blues - nice and gravelly. It is in classic form for most of these cuts (although one cut features Alejandro Escovedo, a pleasant surprise). A real treat is Chris Duarte on guitar on a few tracks. You can definitely hear Chris there but he stays restrained enough not to try to upstage things with his typical guitar pyrotechnics.

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Solid, good blues..

spk

I have bee listening to Omar for many years, he has never dissapointed me. And he does not dissapoint me with this album. Listen!!

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My 7 year old's favorite album

mommax2

I have been a fan of Omar & the Howlers for over 20 years. One time I was listening to this album & my daughter started dancing. Now she & my 3 year old listen to the song Boogie Man every night on a playlist at bed time. This isn't my favorite of their albums, but Boogie Man, Bamboozled, & Stone Cold Blues are as solid as anything that they have recorded. If you like southern blues, this is worth downloading.

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a true mississippi bluesman

dougcorley

Omar is a living legend here in Mississippi. I have seen him literally 100's of times since the late 70's. Get his catalog. If you can find it the song East Side Blues is a must

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No hype, just good blues

GarethSD

Well worth the download, mighty fine blues.

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A Must for any fan of Rockin' Blues

Ebrandt2000

What a find on emusic! There are so many catchy tunes here, just download the whole album. Anybdy who claims to love the SRV type of blues and Howlin' Wolf will love this selection. Enjoy.

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Rockin Blues at its Finest

DetroitDog

Never heard of these guys, and probably never would have save surfing thru Emusic. But wow, great stuff here! Very interesting and tasty collection of rock and blues with a terrific, unique Howling Wolf style vocal. Best songs are a raucous "Stone Cold Blues" (a must have for any rocker), The Bo Diddleyesque "Shakin", the infectious riffs of (She's lookin) Bad in a Good Way", and the anthologic ripping "Boogie Man". You have to give this a listen!!

They Say All Music Guide

With his gravelly vocals that fall between Wolfman Jack and Howlin’ Wolf, along with an ever-changing band of Howlers, Kent “Omar” Dykes charges through more rootsy boogie, blues, and rock & roll. For his first album of original material in four years, Dykes invited professional songwriters Darden Smith, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Stephen Bruton, and Alejandro Escovedo to co-write these 11 tunes. That not only elevates the quality of the tracks — especially lyrically — but also adds dashes of country and folk-rock to the mix. It diversifies but does not diminish Omar’s gritty sound, and makes this one of his most accomplished and exciting recordings. Guest Howlers like guitarists Chris Duarte, Jon Dee Graham, and Malcolm “Papa Mali” Welbourne, along with Stevie Ray Vaughan’s old Double Trouble rhythm section, and Zappa/Jeff Beck drummer Terry Bozzio all contribute to the bone-shaking proceedings. Dykes is fiery throughout, especially on the thumping Bo Diddley-inspired “Shakin’,” and the Canned Heat/John Lee Hooker punch of the title cut. Even road songs “That’s Just My Life” and “Mississippi Mud” resonate, despite their clichéd subject matter. Omar includes social commentary on “White Crosses” — one of two Darden Smith co-writes he croons instead of howls with his usual bluster. The relatively subtle shuffle of “Drowning in Love” and the slow blues of the six-minute closing “All the Love We Can Stand” also alter the mood, giving the album some much-needed relief from the energized swamp stomp that dominates its attack. Boogie Man provides a perfect entry point for those new to the Omar experience, and a rollicking addition to those already entranced by his mighty mojo. – Hal Horowitz

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