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CD: ROY KING – Hell’s Highway

 

ROY KING
Hell’s Highway
 
Mining Man – I’d Do It Again – Born To
Ramble – Cut Back Blues – Lost In The Dust – Ride To Hell – Jus Walkin –
I Wish I Wasn’t So Poor
 
What an interesting ‘original music’ CD this is.  I don’t
know who Roy King is, and I don’t even know how to contact him.  Not
much on the internet either.  Two of his CD’s found their way to my desk
during the LeMars Festival, and I do not know who left them for me. 
Roy King is one super songwriter, but even better he’s one super
singer.  This Cd is really a ‘finished product’ not a songwriter’s
demo.  The harmonica on the very first song is absolutely incredible, so
are all the other musicians that are bringing the ‘sounds’ of Roy King
alive on this CD.  A lot of his stuff was recorded at the North 40
Studios, and it’s pretty much songs dedicated to anybody who has had to
go through tough times, and I guess that would be a lot of upper Midwest
folks these days.  It’s kind of interesting to listen to Roy wrap the
story around an idea, and then, with a little help from his friends, get
himself out of the hard luck blues.  The music on this CD is kind of
Honky-Tonk like, maybe even a touch of rock occasionally.  I was
impressed with every song on this CD, even the way the drums are played
on “Lost In The Dust.”  Don’t have the names of the musicians, but they
are all good.  It’s Roy King however that is the candle bringing them
together.  They are like a circle around his creativity, and this is
very apparent, once again, on “Lost In The Dust” when the fiddle  brings
the lead back to the electric guitar.  Nicely done. It should also be
noted that Roy King has a very good singing voice.  He lost me for
awhile on “Ride To Hell” which gets to close to rock and roll to be good
country.  He makes up for it on “Jus Walkin’ taking us right back to
his honky-tonk sound.  Good job all the way around.  I’ll be trying to
find out a little more about Roy King.  I have another of his CD’s to
review, but don’t know where they came from.
 
REVIEW BY BOB EVERHART www.ntcma.net
for Country Music News International Magazine

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