Pokey Lafarge - Something In The Water LP
Pokey Lafarge and his band bring a focus and energy to the American Roots genre with infectious original material that sits at the crossroads of early jazz, country blues and western swing. With his effortless charisma and distinctive charm, Pokey has crafted a genre all his own--and one that extends well beyond the music alone.
Produced by Jimmy Sutton (best known for his work with JD McPherson), Something in the Water marks a new landmark in Pokey’s career. The dozen-song set features a diverse cast of talented players, including Pokey’s own longstanding touring combo as well as members of such notable outfits as NRBQ, the Fat Babies, the Modern Sounds, and the Western Elstons. Something in the Water finds Pokey expanding and deepening his musical reach on such new originals as the wry, rollicking title track, the swaggering ragtime workout “Wanna Be Your Man,” the infectiously jazzy “Underground,” the evocative crooner “Cairo, Illinois,” the exotic ballad “Barcelona” and the swinging album-closer “Knocking the Dust off the Rust Belt Tonight,” whose witty lyrics underline the album’s proudly Midwestern sensibility.
1. [3:24] Something In The Water
2. [2:48] Wanna Be Your Man
3. [3:27] Underground
4. [3:43] When Did You Leave Heaven
5. [3:59] Cairo, Illinois
6. [3:22] Actin' A Fool
7. [2:52] All Night Long
8. [4:42] Goodbye, Barcelona
9. [3:13] Far Away
10. [2:52] The Spark
11. [3:09] Bad Girl
12. [3:10] Knockin' The Dust Off The Rust Belt Tonight
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