Andrew Chapman review….August 10, 2017….

ANDREW CHAPMAN A/K/A JOJO

WELL, IT’S ABOUT TIME (1994-2016)

SELECT-O-HITS  UR-0407

THAT’S THE KIND OF DAY I HAD TODAY–FACE OF LOVE–HARLEY HOTSTUFF–STILL GOT THE MESSAGE–YOU’VE GOT A LOVER–THE FIT AND THE FEEL–SHE DON’T MESS WITH MY BUZZ–WILL YOU RECOGNIZE ME–BAG OF BONES–PLANE RIDE FROM PARIS–THAT TAKES SOME BALLS–TALK TO ME–BUTTERFLY

Andrew Chapman and Terry Wilson have been playing together since the Seventies, when they formed a band called The Bloontz All Stars, which also featured Tony Braunagel on drums.  A great man once said, “ain’t it funny how time slips away,” as the three are once again reunited on Andrew’s latest album, “Well, It’s About Time.”

Now, Andrew never just disappeared–he just got disgusted with the fickle-ness of the music bidness, and he always kept in touch with his music-loving friends, many of whom are on board herein.  This set is one cool conglomeration of blues, swamp grooves, and even some pop-flavored gems.  Leading off is a story we can all relate to.  “That’s The Kind Of Day I Had Today” is the woebegone tale of a man who shoulda went left instead of right, complete with “two flat tires,” and “every move I made turns into a fight!”  It’s set over a groove that is as greasy and Big Easy as it gets!  The many facets of being in love is the stone rocker, “The Face Of Love,” which, as we all know, “can drive a man insane!  And, one sure way is when “the phone don’t ring at all,” but “I Still Got The Message” that this affair is over.

Andrew latches on to a good gal with the swamp-funk of “She Don’t Mess With My Buzz,” and that groove continues, even tho the girl is long-gone, leaving our hero feelin’ like a “Bag Of Bones!”   These two served as our favorites.

It’s good to see a talented artist such as Andrew Chapman back on the scene with some fresh, exciting material.  One could even go so far as to say, “Well, It’s About Time!”  Until next time…Sheryl and Don Crow.

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