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Black Diamond Heavies

Black Diamond Heavies

Blues / Hard Rock / Soul Louisville, TN  US




Label: Alive Naturalsound records

Bio: A unique punk-ass blues duo from Tennessee, a soulful rock'n'roll outfit born in the junkyards of the South.

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“The Black Diamond Heavies play some of the dirtiest blues around. Just an organ and drums, they have some of the most soulful songs I’ve heard in a long time. The lead singer sounds a hell of a lot like Tom Waits and some of the songs even have longtime Waits collaborator Ralph Carney contributing some horn work. The album includes a Tina Turner cover and a Nina Simone one too. Overall it’s a great work, the only question that I can’t answer for myself is if this album is better than their first. As of right now, I feel both are equal but I haven’t had the time to listen to this one as much. This one is funkier and has some better jams but that doesn’t mean it’s overall better. Thanks to Alive for putting out some seriously amazing records.”

— Just As The Day Was Dawning

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