Strong Persuader

by Robert Cray

(1986) Mercury #p2-30568

Personnel Robert Cray, Richard Cousins, Peter Boe, David Olson
Description The Blues, from a relative newcomer on the scene.
Posted By Jeremy Cotton (7938)
Directory Recordings: Jazz
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Overall Rating: 4.3 (of 5)
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On 8/2/2001, Tony Cook (2424) posted:
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I love every song on this record. Cray plays solos that you can sing, and writes lyrics and musical hooks that stick in your mind. I have several other Cray records, and I don't think he ever matched this one: snappy, feel-good (and sometimes bad) blues.
On 11/19/1999, Inactive Member posted:
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I like this album and I periodically pull out my Cray records for a spin. I read recently that Cray was more of a soul musician than he was a blues player. It may have been Cray's own description of himself, I can't remember. I think this would be a fair assessment. He has a way of crafting clever lyrics that don't seem contrived.
On 11/19/1999, Jeremy Cotton (7938) posted:
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One of the songs broke into the top 40 (I remeber learning the solo back in Jr. High), and a couple other tunes received a little airplay...funny how this "contemporary" sound sounds a bit dated 10 years later....but still a solid effort with great playing.