The Hard Way - William Clarke
Track Listing
  1. The Boss
  2. Five Card Hand
  3. Fishin' Blues
  4. Evil
  5. Letter from Home
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  1. The Boss
  2. Five Card Hand
  3. Fishin' Blues
  4. Evil
  5. Letter from Home
  6. My Mind Is Working Overtime
  7. Last Monday Morning
  8. Moten Swing
  9. Blues Is Killing Me
  10. Don't Treat Me Wrong
  11. Respect Me Baby
  12. Other Side of Town
  13. Walkin'
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His fourth CD from Alligator is his jazziest and bluesist recording to date. Clarke has written half of the compositions and put his own sound and style on those he did not write. Highlights include "The Boss" (inspired by saxophonist Willis Jackson) which is a fast jump that finds chromatic harp riffing along with a horn section -- some interesting ideas. Other tunes are the Benny Moten tune "Moten Swing," "My Mind is Working Overtime," (a Latin-tinged tune written by Clarke), and "Letter from Home." ~ Michael Erlewine, ...

The Hard Way 1996, Alligator Records

UPC: 014551484226

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