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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Mo Scott Band @ Hoochie Coochie.

Mo Scott (vcl); Stuart Collingwood (pno); Neil Harland (bs); Paul Smith (dms).
With Mo what you see is what you get and tonight a crowded Hoochie Coochie got the blues in the nicest possible way.
Perhaps in deference to the venue, unknown territory for the diminutive blues belter, keyboards replace Mo's normal guitar cushion. When that keysian player is Stu Collingwood then there's no harm done. In the main, the repertoire's Mo's tried and tested back catalogue yet she still manages to make it sound fresh. Please Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood takes us back to the 1960's, Club Agogo, The Animals, Eric Burden... Mo equals Eric on vocals but edges it on looks!
T-bone Shuffle, Hound Dog, Fever, Don't Explain, Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby?, Let The Good Times Roll just a few of the choice cuts with an especial mention for 'Round Midnight - this one almost silences the room - almost.
Southpaw Paul Smith slugs it out with some punchy solos, Neil floats like a butterfly, whilst Stu stings like a bee with some two-fisted piano that takes us down Route 66 and off into the night.
A great session, a decent sized crowd and a return booking for our own Empress of the Blues.
Lance.

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