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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; Status: In Season

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.

Originally posted July 11 2003 — 12:00 AM EDT

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