Paul Reddick

Revue: The Best of Paul Reddick

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The spirited music on Revue: The Best of Paul Reddick is constantly unpredictable in its range. Reddick is basically a blues singer and a fine harmonica player, but his music does not restrict itself to the blues. Various selections fall more into rock, pop, soul, and even hints of New Orleans jazz, while mostly being somewhat uncategorizable. Drawn from several previous releases, this program features Reddick with either the Sidemen (a quartet) or the Rhythm and Truth Brass Band (a medium-sized group). Most memorable are "I'm a Criminal," "Am I Right or Wrong," "'Round This Time of Year," and "You Know It Ain't Right." Paul Reddick manages to look back to the past while creating new music, and the results are consistently intriguing and enjoyable.

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