Title: Where I Live
Catalogue Number: No catalogue number
Review Format: CD
Release Year: 2004
Tight funk rhythms and intelligent lyrics impress on this 2004 release from Big Baby Ernie. Big Baby Ernie's able vocal talents handle the fast and slow numbers with ease. Musically they sound like they have just stepped out of a seventies time warp with a predominant organ (oooh, errr missus!) by Vince Bergamo. No shortage of jazzy interludes either.
Best tracks are passionate "Suffer" and "Hurricane Song" which would not be out of place on the soundtrack of any seventies cop movie featuring Yaphet Kotto.
Recently, Bluesbunny had the good fortune to catch a live performance by Big Baby Ernie where they delivered songs from this album with power and precision. Possibly as a result of this, this album suffers as these versions here tend to lack the focus brought by a couple of years performing them live. Nonetheless, it is worth a purchase. If you get the chance to see them live, take it. You will not be disappointed.
June 22, 2007
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