Doug MacLeod- Scott Ramminger

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Doug MacLeod
There's a Time

Reference Recordings

MacLeod may not be a household name but his credentials run very deep; he's put out more than 20 albums over the span of a 30-year career and he also had a half-decade stint as an on air radio personality as host of the Nothin' But the Blues show on KLON/KKJZ in Los Angeles. MacLeod is a singer and guitar player working acoustically, mostly with resonator guitars and backed by just a drummer and an upright bass player. The format is perfect for the Delta blues of "Rosa Lee" and others in this 13-song set of self-penned numbers but MacLeod seems to be the most riveting when its just him and his guitar as on "Ghost" or when the other instruments are used sparingly, like on "The Entitled Few" where accompaniment is only a drumbeat replicating time being kept by a stomping boot.

Scott Ramminger
Advice from a Father to a Son

Arbor Lane

Advice… is New Orleans-style blues full of let-the-good-times-roll numbers like "I Really Love Your Smile" and delicious bowls of hot gumbo like "Funkier Than Him." In addition to singing Ramminger is a sax player and he uses both as instruments of seduction on the slow R&B of "I've Got a Funny Feeling" but mostly the album is full of rollicking songs like "Must Be True" and "Sometimes You Race the Devil" where horns, organ and electric piano add to the fun.

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