Solomon King Music Review – “Train”

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Review by Scott Thomas

Today I received some new music by this kat Solomon King and his latest musical endeavor called “Train”.

The first two soul stew revival songs “Baby Does Me Good” and “Bad to Me” have the warm fuzzy feeling of southern comfort. The emotive, story-telling lyrics and music harkens me back to the days of classic soulful grooves straight out of Muscle Shoals. As we move along, the tune “Coffee Song” is a little funky number with a neat harmonica line weaving in and out of the Motown influenced female backing vocal harmonies. “Slo Blues” is an easy classic after-hours tune that is tastefully done with a nice slow-hand feel on the guitar playing. Moving forward, we come to the crossroads with the next juke joint inspired track “Great Wall”. The music makes me feel I need to go dust my broom. This is a delta inspired blues shuffle that has all the ingredients of sitting on the front porch sip’n moonshine while watching the beaver wallow upon the river and here comes the Sherriff now. “Country Song” is the sixth song up to the plate and it’s a straight ahead up-tempo romp this side of Hee Ha w. This track reminds me of the Rolling Stones’ tune Dead Flowers. “My Baby’s Love” has a mosey-on-over Lou Reed vibe written all over it… The next undertaking “Train” chug-a-lugs along with its Hendrix inspired zeal. I enjoy the way Solomon King uses Jimi’s signature riffs, guitar sounds, and percussions to create a whole new vibration. Lastly, we have the heartfelt tune “Blue Angel”… The tune is sentimental and the word “nostalgia” comes to mind. It is songs like these that put my mind’s eye in a dark and smoky filled bar room while the jukebox plays those ol’ tears in my beer music in the background.

Parting shot across the bow: If you like singer, songwriter music that covers a gamut of musical styling’s and leaves a lasting impression then I recommend “Train” for many listens. solomonkingmusic.com