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Tenry Johns : The King Kong Rocker

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

Tenry Johns est originaire de Shelby, Mississippi où il commença très jeune en montant à l’âge de 15 ans son premier orchestre. Il migre au milieu des années 60 après ses études à Chicago où il rejoint son cousin Johnny Drummer qui bénéficiait d’un réputation locale en tant que artiste compositeur.
Quelques temps après, il fonde avec ses frères le Johns Bros. Band qui aura la redoutable tâche d’accompagner Denise La Salle ou Bill Coday. Après des années de tournées, il rencontre Harry Glen de Marvel Records avec lequel il enregistre un EP de quatre titres. Il rejoint ensuite le groupe The Notations et devient le leader du groupe Nitro ( à ne pas confondre avec Nytro de Whitfield Records).
A la dissolution du groupe, il décide d’écrire et de produire ses propres compositions. Il publie quatre CD sur son label Tenry Music : In Here Tonight, Need Your Love, So What et Moving on.
So What se distingue par le choc des influences musicales. Party Time, So What, Where’s the Love, T.J.’s Groove sont typiques des ambiances sudistes tandis que I wanna Know Your Name flirte avec un soul blues où il laisse la volubile guitare de Max Valideneu s’exprimer. De l’autre côté des émotions Oh baby en recèle des tonnes relents en forme de ballades de Joe Tex à la Hold on to what you’ve got.


Moving On se démarque un peu en adoptant une démarche légerement differente, même si la frontière entre les deux genres est très ténue, plus orientée vers une Soul à forte connotation blues sudiste. Le changement de guitariste avec l’arrivée de Larry Kucera et la présence plus affirmée des cuivres Darryl C. Thompson (trompette) et John Kaluzny (sax ténor) semblent induire cette inflexion. C’est ainsi que des titres aussi puissants et accrocheurs que Live Your Life, Rockin’ In America et I Ain’t gonna cheat ressemblent furieusement à Johnny Copeland. Ce qui n’empêche pas notre homme de conserver la verve qu’il doit déployer en club. Avec un peu d’imagination on peut s’imaginer ce que peux donner Move on…Don’t Stop en club avec un public majoritairement féminin.

Jean-Claude MORLOT
Photos: Tenry Johns’ Courtesy

L’avis de notre correspondant américain Elliott “Enorman” Harris :

CD review “Moving On” Tenry Johns

Maybe starting a review off by comparing the subject of the review to other musicians is somehow not proper it will not stop me here. Two of my favorite Blues singers are Phillip Walker and Grady Champion and Tenry Johns compares very favorable with those two magnificent blues torchbearers. On his latest he starts with the tittle song Move On which is not blues but sounds kinda like a George McCrae, Gwen McCrae type of TK records uptempo Rock Your Baby type joint that sets this record off perfect.
Then comes You Alright with a perfect blues guitar intro (Yes there is that P word again”) this song gives volume to the comparison with Walker and Champion also the late Johnny Guitar Watson. All of these men have and had singing styles and voices which set them apart from the others and the average.
Tenry Johns writes and finds strong vehicles for his strength’s which are his sense of irony and humor. Being in the Chicago land area there is also no shortage of some of the best players in the blues world and you can hear the quality in every lick, pick, and snare strike.
You feel all of that on What’s Wrong, I ain’t gonna cheat on you and the chant of You gotta trust me baby is rhythmic charisma that will have you doing what good music make one do when it’s hitting all cylinders.Trust me baby!
Get out of that mess is my temporary theme song because seems like something is always going on that ain’t as bad as we make it, and we need a pep talk. This is that pep talk (thanks Tenry).
In the past TJ has given us some great music that you should be aware of, and my favorite is a CD called So What which after you rush out and get “Move On” you will be compelled to go out and grab along with Need your Love another very good offering by the former bass player for the The Notations.
Tenry will tell you himself that he is no great vocalist, but he is a great composer of the songs he sings. His feel for what he does is one of comfortable confidence which is clear in his music. So if you think you are stuck with music that does not meet your musical standards cause that is what they play on the radio, then get yourself some real music from a real artist played with real instruments. I guess I’m telling you to “Move On”.

Elliott Enorman Harris
(to submit cd for review contact Enorman Harris baddj.enorman@yahoo.com)

Maurice Davis : King of Party Blues

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

Nous avons le plaisir de presenter une nouvelle rubrique consacrée à la Soul indépendante US. Pour ce faire, nous nous sommes adjoints les services d’un correspondant américain spécialiste du genre. L’essayiste et DJ réputé en Ohio Elliott “Enorman” Harris nous fera ponctuellement partager ses connaissances.

Originaire de Flint, Michigan Maurice Davis poursuit son petit bonhomme en enregistrant régulièrement pour son label Touring Records après avoir fait une apparition chez Ecko. Son dernier CD est la démonstration de son éclectisme et de son ouverture d’esprit envers tous les genres de la musique.
Son surnom laisse deviner qu’il est un artiste habitué des clubs où il doit prendre un plaisir certain à faire danser le public. C’est ainsi qu’on ne sera pas surpris de voir, grâce à un registre vocal étendu, de nombreuses reprises dans des styles différents comme celle de Just Be Thankful (William De Vaughn) ou encore de Cold Women (Albert King) où on le découvre excellent guitariste. Il est assez surprenant de le voir s’inspirer du Sud pour les ballades puisque After The Party, Leaving Me et I’ll Follow That Thing en sont de parfaits exemples.
Mais notre homme ne se contente pas des œuvres des autres et écrit à l’occasion Ain’t Got No Money au groove très « brownien », When You Slow Jam qui rejoint l’inspiration sudiste évoquée plus tôt ainsi que Maurice Hustle, exemple type de la chanson à danser, laisse supposer l’ambiance qu’il doit savoir créer sur scène où on l’imagine demander au public féminin de participer.
Il ne reste plus qu’à le voir sur une scène européenne.

Jean-Claude MORLOT
Photos : Maurice Davis’ courtesy

Les CDs sont disponibles chez CD Baby

Le commentaire d’Enorman Harris:

Let’s start with this proclamation: I like the new CD by Maurice Davis called Soulful. The latest release by the Flint Michigan artist is simply put, a fun record. This is someone doing songs that they obviously loved growing up and still do. Another CD with covers? Difference here is he is having fun, and I think you can hear that in the tone of the songs and mood of the CD. The songs sometimes sound like they were thinking about the next word as they were singing, like the song was being written while the song was being recorded. That is one of the things that make this CD fun for me, the unexpected.

With songs like Just Be Thankful by Billy De Vaughn and Leaving me by The Independents and Ain’t got no money which is really The JB’s Doing it to death with Maurice and a friend talking over plans for the evening. This CD works for me because the songs seemed to be sung with the care and attention of one who really cares about the treatment of these cherished songs. Even when the lyrics run on like one of Soldier Boys rhymes with no reason this works because Maurice Davis is a pro who respects his craft enough to make sure it’s “Soulful” amongst other things.’ It is comforting like good homemade macaroni and cheese (not the box junk) which leaves you fully satisfied. So an oldie covered well with some cool creativity is a welcome listen. Maurice has managed to do both on this disk. BTW the CD is more than covers as you will discover. The original songs are familiar too and make this entire record an easy listen.

A performer well known for his smoking stage show, and support of his hometown Flint Michigan. Loyal enough to stay in his city well known for its economic suffering as a successful businessman giving back to his community. I write this in hopes that music fans will give this CD a listen and find this artist to be someone whose music deserves their loyalty and support.
I’ll tell you “SOULFUL” is just that, and so is Maurice Davis.
Touring Records INC

Reviewed By
Enorman Harris
writer and music historian, former DJ @ WVKO AM & WSMZ FM

(to submit cd for review contact Enorman Harris baddj.enorman@yahoo.com)

Soul Corner Mix

Thursday, September 9th, 2010

Le Soul Corner Mix a été réactualisé. C’est ainsi qu’on peut écouter dans l’ordre de passage sur le lecteur situé à droite ►

Corinne Bailey Rae : Closer

Adriana Evans :Surrender

Marco Polo & Rust Juxx : I am on it

Amerie : More than love featuring Fabulous

Toni Green : Every man ain’t a bad man (demo d’un titre extrait de son prochain album)

L’équipe du Soul Corner vous souhaite une Bonne Ecoute

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