Bill Wyman / Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings

Anyway the Wind Blows

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While his old bandmates rock on, this Stone is definitely not alone on his second go-around with an all-star combo. Georgie Fame and Paul Carrack vocalize alongside Gary Brooker on keyboards, Albert Lee and Andy Fairweather-Low on guitar, Chris Rea and Mick Taylor on slide, and Nicky Hopkins on keyboards -- well, not all on the same track. Nonetheless, the Classics IV song "Spooky" sounds lifeless. Performing favorites by J.J. Cale, Dan Hicks, Mose Allison, Willie Dixon and a handful of Wyman originals in the jazz and R&B traditions, only Fame turns in a fancy, characteristic performance on the Hicks song "Walking One and Only"; his voice throughout is the project's super-high spot. Wyman sounds perfectly happy plunking away throughout, though Eric Clapton and Peter Frampton's contributions are of no real consequence. In fact, Clapton's lead on "Gee Baby Ain't I Good to You" is just an annoyance.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 3:25 Spotify
2 3:35 Spotify
3 3:29 Spotify
4 3:38 Spotify
5 2:57 Spotify
6 3:05 Spotify
7 2:52 Spotify
8 2:49 Spotify
9 3:19 Spotify
10 3:02 Spotify
11 4:02 Spotify
12 3:07 Spotify
13 4:13 Spotify
14 4:32 Spotify
15 4:06 Spotify
16 2:55 Spotify
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