Album Review of
All You Gotta Do

Written by Duane Verh
July 14, 2017 - 12:00am EDT
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This most venerable D.C.-based band of blues warriors once again recasts a wide range of cover fare in their signature road-toughened, small-group sound.  A Randy Newman tune- “Let’s Burn Down The Cornfield”- sounds as at-home for a blues harp-fronted four-piece outfit as does a more likely inclusion- the Willie Dixon-penned, Muddy Waters hit “Baby, I Want to Be Loved”.  A late 50’s Brenda Lee hit, “That’s All You Gotta Do” fits in as well as does Sonny Boy Williamson’s “Ninety-Nine”.  Perhaps the Standells’ 60’s smash “Dirty Water” is not such a surprising pick by the end of the set.