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“BLUES & RHYTHM (UK) – ISSUE #251 JULIUS PITTMAN & THE REVIVAL: Bucket List This is blue-eyed soulster Julius Pittman & The Revival’s debut CD. Singer/keyboard player Pittman possesses a mighty soulful set of pipes and the Revival is a horn heavy aggregation in the finest tradition of bands like Tower Of Power and Chicago. All the band members are veterans of the Virginia area show band and beach music scene; Pittman counts Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett, and James Brown among his influences. He looks to the Stax and Fame sound for his approach, preferring a rougher, funky approach rather than a polished sound. - Phil Wight ”
“Subject: RE: Julius Pittman And The Revival - Bucket List Hi Todd ...this is a very soulful project...from the get go i was very impressed and excited...Does you Momma Know is an old Motown classic done by a group called bobby Taylor and the Vancouvers< i believe...Tommy Chong of Cheech & Chong fame was a member of the group....The SOng Love Came out of Nowhere....had to look to see who wrote it...it has Solomon Burke written all over it...this is definitely a great project....later..Gil WWNT 1450 Dothan, Al ”
“This is a white soul group possessing a devilish way in establishing fundamental grooves and keeping to them, even during the balladic numbers. Right from the start, in Tired of Being Alone, the listener is pulled into the cadence and set to boppin' a la the old Sons of Champlin or Stoneground until the vocal portion drops out and you realize you were really hearing a Willie & the Hand Jive boogie crossed with an Allman Bros. fundament. A Good Fool is Hard to Find swings even harder, and then the Al Green element slides in on "Does Your Mama Know about Me", peppered with just a touch of jazzy Marshall Tucker as the cut closes out (especially in that uncredited flute—or is it a synth? If so, J.W. Belden has it down!). ”