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Time Will Tell If, like some of us, you got bored with the blues a few thousand 12-bar progressions ago, Time to reconsider: Here, Cray offers a Los Lobos-esque take...Time Will Tell If, like some of us, you got bored with the blues a few thousand 12-bar progressions ago, Time to reconsider: Here, Cray offers a Los Lobos-esque take...2003-07-11
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Time Will Tell

Lead Performer: Robert Cray; Producer (group): Sanctuary

If, like some of us, you got bored with the blues a few thousand 12-bar progressions ago, Time to reconsider: Here, Cray offers a Los Lobos-esque take on the genre, with psych-pop sitars, string sections, and frantic shuffles as eclectic bait. This expansionism works, though it’s inevitably the guitar-organ interplay that kills. Worth the price: ”Good Man,” a funny look at fatale attractions (”You don’t need a smart man to do the math/When I see you in your bubble bath”) penned by drummer Kevin Hayes and sis Bonnie that’s funny enough to have been written by Cray’s summer tour mate, John Hiatt.

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