Robert Ealey is no spring chicken. After singing in local Texas bands for years, he finally started recording in the '90s -- I Like Music When I Party was the fourth album he cut after starting his recording career. Like the others, it's a greasy colleciton of Texas blues, spiked with a bit of soul. Ealey's voice may be gravelly with age, but it's by no means gone, and with the support of his youthful backing band, he can really bring it home. There's nothing deep here -- just party music, played good and simple. Sometimes, that's enough.
AllMusic Review by Thom Owens