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- Spirituals, blues and roots music form the creative foundation for “Thank You Baby!, music that the 34 year old German/Irish guitarist/singer grew up with. If special guests and horn arrangements were a distinctive feature of Goods' previous release “Love Comes To Town“, here a compact 4-piece line-up makes a more powerful statement; the musicians that form Goods' "dream band" include drummer/producer Wolfgang Haffner, Roberto Di Gioia on Fender Rhodes and piano, and American blues/jazz drummer Timothy Lefebvre.
The idea for the recording was to make the music sound pure and just like a live studio perfomance, without any overdubs, exactly as they would have done it in the sixties. “Thank You Baby!“ convinces on that score across the board: whether it be the irresistibly rolling “Work Song“ by Nat Adderly; Ray Charles' “Hallelujah I Love Her So“, steeped in sixties charm; the reharmonized, deeply melancholic and reduced-to-its-essence “Where Did You Sleep Last Night?“ by Lead Belly; the fully improvised standard “Afro Blue“, composed by Mongo Santamaria; or the killer swing of “How Sweet It Is“, the Motown classic made famous by Marvin Gaye. This song and its lyrics were the inspiration for the album title.
- TORSTEN GOODS
Torsten Goods - vocals & guitar
Roberto Di Gioia - Fender Rhodes & piano
Tim Lefebvre - Fender Jazz Bass & double bass
Wolfgang Haffner - drums
- 1 CD - 0h 51mn 52s
release date. 2015-10-02