TTBA Album of the Month: George Thorogood

TTBA Album of the Month: George Thorogood

The Turn The Beat Around programme with Ian Arbuckle on 100.8 Revival FM Album of the Month for September 2017 is the first-ever solo album release from legendary guitarist/vocalist George Thorogood, titled PARTY OF ONE.

The album has just been released and features 14 cuts of traditional blues, classics, and modern blues songs, from John Lee Hooker’s One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer to Hank Williams’ Pictures From Life Other Side and The Rolling Stones No Expectations.

The CD version of the album will also include a Robert Johnson bonus track, Dynaflow Blues.

PARTY OF ONE was produced by Grammy-winner Jim Gaines (John Lee Hooker, Luther Allison and Stevie Ray Vaughan) who reunites with Thorogood on the debut solo project, having produced several of George Thorogood’s biggest albums to date (RIDE TIL I DIE, THE HARD STUFF, THE DIRTY DOZEN).

The album’s primarily acoustic instrumentation including slide, Dobro, and harmonica is performed entirely by George Thorogood, raw and stripped down, with an intimate one-on-one feel.

Says Thorogood: “I think this is a project that’s long overdue.  Maybe it should have been the very first album I ever made.  After playing with the band for all these years, I had to kind of reverse my hands and my head in order to do this thing justice.”

George continues: “But I think Destroyers fans and hardcore blues fans, too, are ready for the unexpected. My whole career, I’ve always said, just give them what you are, and they’re either going to dig it or not.  This record is what I was, what I am, and what I always will be.

On the album, George Thorogood delivers the full spectrum of modern blues masters.

Turn The Beat Around with Ian Arbuckle, Wednesday 6 September 8.00-10.00pm and repeat Saturday 9 September 3.00-5.00pm plus Catch Up anytime.

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