Keeshea Pratt Band review…June 23, 2018….

KEESHEA PRATT BAND

BELIEVE

MAKE IT GOOD–HAVE A GOOD TIME Y’ALL–IN THE MOOD–IT’S TOO LATE–SHAKE OFF THESE BLUES–HOME TO MISSISSIPPI–EASILY REPLACED–MONKEY SEE, MONKEY DO–BELIEVE–OUT OF MY MIND–CAN’T STOP NOW–SO BAD BLUES (LIVE)

The Keeshea Pratt Band can bring the heat in a number of ways.  They can do Motown, blues, soul, gospel, and even some Southern rock, with the hugely-talented, big-voiced Keeshea leading the way.  That versatility is the name of their game, and it is all over their latest release, “Believe.”

She kicks off this party with a cool shot of soul as she proclaims to a lover that “I’ll do anything I can to Make It Good with you.”  She lets us know when it’s time to get down to the real thing, tho, when she gets “In The Mood to sing the blues–after all I been through, the blues is what I choose!”  The horn section gets into a Mardi Gras mood, ready to “Shake Off These Blues,” then goes on down “Home To Mississippi,” with the Delta-riffic, slide-and-harp groove of Keeshea’s autobiography.  “Monkey See, Monkey Do,” is the bumpin’-and-grindin’ tale of getting even with a cheater, where, sho’ nuff, “what goes around comes back around!”  The title cut reminds us all to “Believe in yourself,” and that message of empowerment carries on in the equally-as-powerful tale of “gettin’ knocked down, but I got back up,” “Can’t Stop Now.”

With a set this mighty, you know we had a favorite.  Keeshea sho’ nuff loves to party, and, in the true spirit of Louis Jordan’s “Let The Good Times Roll,” we give you, “I came to Have A Good Time, Y’all, so keep all the trouble away!”

The Keeshea Pratt Band had everything the judges were looking for earlier this year in Memphis at the IBC’s, walking away with the coveted First Place in the Band Category.  They’ve got it all, y’all–the vocals are lean, the arrangements and the rhythm section is mean, and we “Believe” the Keeshea Pratt Band is a stone party machine!  Until next time…Sheryl and Don Crow.

 

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