Footwork by Anderson/Sloski (mp3 Download)
Anderson / Sloski (The Joint Chiefs of Soul)
Hammond B3 and Drums Duo with Vocals
Aptly named, this CD of original and cover tunes features some hot ‘footwork’ from both these talented performers. Lance Anderson is a practitioner of the almost lost art of playing bass using both feet on the Hammond organ foot pedals. His feet literally dance through this solid collection of Soul and Blues standards. All eight limbs are employed by the duo, who sing as well.You will not believe your ears — that two people made all this music.
1. Funk You Up
2. She Caught The Katy
3. Down At The Ottawa House
4. World Of Love
5. Right Place Wrong Time
8. Devil with the Blue Dress
9. Michael’s Blues
11. Gospel Time
12. Will It Go Round in Circles
13. All About My Girl (Ol’ Bitch)
14. Where There is Love
Michael Sloski is Canada’s pre-eminent roots drummer and has a groove that is totally unique. He has played with Bruce Cockburn, The Cameo Blues Band, Mary Margaret O’Hara and on countless pop, rock and blues recording sessions.
Lance Anderson is a well known producer (Leahy, The Oscar Peterson Multimedia CD ROM and Make It Real Records). He was nominated as keyboard player of the year at the 2002 Maple Blues awards for his solo piano release Shorthanded.
With Footwork, Sloski and Anderson have taken on a format which displays their virtuoso technique and gut-bucket soul. It is a truly amazing performance that has been captured on this CD. Their arrangements of such standards as ‘She Caught the Katie’, Devil with the Blue Dress’, ‘Right Place Wrong Time’ and ‘All ‘Bout My Girl” are show pieces of great musicianship.
As a special bonus, they are joined on two tracks by Toronto’s legendary George Oliver (Mandala) and Steven Ambrose (The Lincolns) for killer versions of Domenic Troiano’s ‘World of Love’ by the Mandala and Stevie Wonders’ ‘Superstition’. This was an historic occasion as these two Toronto legends had never before recorded together.
As with all Make It Real Recordings, these performances were captured ‘live off-the-floor’. This is Hammond organ playing at it’s best, and more. These two not only have the goods but the soul to back it up. A truly unique and wonderful recording…but you will have to see them … to believe your ears.