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The Fluffy Jackets featuring Manny Charlton - Something from Nothing


by Kevin Wierzbicki

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Singer and guitarist Helge Rognstad returns with another great Fluffy Jackets release, once again featuring additional guitar (and Dobro) from Manny Charlton of Nazareth. If you don't read the liner notes before playing Something from Nothing you might be surprised that the first voice you hear on the record is female, as Rognstad duets with Alison Cooper on opening track "Better Place," a hopeful cut that makes for a very nice homage to the song's writer, the late Glen Campbell. Other highlights include a cover of Blind Willie Johnson's "John the Revelator," also famously covered by Johnny Cash, Rognstad original "Everything Must Change" and the choogling Rognstad/Charlton co-write "Welcome to the Shoot-them-up." The blues rocking "Tongues Wag" is a fun singalong that recalls the era when Nazareth and Foghat were ripping up the scene, and certainly tongues will be wagging in praise for all of Something from Nothing. A bonus two-hour documentary film on DVD is included with the CD.

The Fluffy Jackets featuring Manny Charlton - Something from Nothing

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