The Duke Robillard Band – Turn It Around – Cassette
Turn It Around is an album by the American blues guitarist and singer Duke Robillard. Released in 1991, it showcases Duke Robillard’s virtuosic guitar playing and his passion for the blues genre.
Turn It Around features a mix of original compositions and cover songs, all performed with Duke Robillard’s signature style and flair. The album captures the essence of traditional blues while infusing it with Robillard’s own musical sensibilities. The guitar work is soulful and expressive, with Robillard’s nimble fingers delivering captivating solos and melodic lines.
Guitarist Duke Robillard emphasized the rocking blues and barrelhouse side of his musical personality on this ’91 session that highlighted what was then his band. Vocalist Susan Forrest provided a lusty, sensual quality while bassist Scott Appelrough and drummer Doug Hinman laid down sparse rhythmic backgrounds. Robillard provided the lead guitar presence and energy, adding more flashy chords, riffs, licks and driving solos than on his more restrained jazz-based material.
Some notable tracks on “Turn It Around” include the title track “Turn It Around,” “I Think You Know,” and “Down By The Delta.” The album also features guest appearances from notable musicians such as Roomful of Blues horn section and harmonica player Sugar Ray Norcia.
With its tight rhythm section, stellar guitar work, and Duke Robillard’s soulful vocals, “Turn It Around” is a solid representation of Duke Robillard’s talent as a blues artist. It is recommended for fans of blues music and those who appreciate skillful guitar playing and heartfelt performances.
Brand new, never played and still in the factory plastic but small cut in spine
1. Down By The Delta
2. Passionate Kiss
3. Don’t Look At My Girl Like That
4. Just A Human
5. Turn It Around
6. Shoulda Coulda Woulda
7. High Cost Of Loving, The
8. Sweets For My Sweet
9. Tell Me How
10. I Think You Know