Taste and range
San Diego blues/R&B artist Len Rainey has issued a very strong self-produced debut on cassette. "Live" is a nice mixture of classy covers and strong originals featuring Rainey's expressive vocals and solid guitar work.
The covers bear noting, in that they reflect both Rainey's range as a singer and his taste in selecting material: Albert King's "Born Under a Bad Sign," Bill Withers' "Ain't No Sunshine," Jimmy Reed's "Bright Lights, Big City" and Freddie King's "Tore Down." Good stuff, and it's locally made.
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