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“I was blasted away by a back draft of horns; a saxophone, keyboards, either a tenor or bass trombone accompanied by vocals that ripped space and time while mercilessly sucking me back into the ragtime era. BLAIR CRIMMINS & THE HOOKERS possess your soul like a relentlessly starved demon. You are consumed by the ups and downs and the twists and turns of their music so much that calling an exorcist would be an exorcise in futility and error. Their brass and rhythm stick their claws into you and make you lust for more. Their songs are dark and beautifully crude. Crudely beautiful works just as well. BLAIR CRIMMINS & THE HOOKERS appear dressed as refined gentlemen while seducing you into a hell that can only change your perspective on what truly is “paradise.” Their composition titled “Oh Angela” was outstanding and a must-listen-to. If you want to experience a roller-coaster ride of music then these guys are the ones to give you the ride.”
“I can’t believe what I have heard several times now. This man has taken me back to the first conceptions of rocking and rolling. A time when jazz crazy people of the 30’s swung into a big band room. I’m talking about early stuff like Count Basie, Etta James, and early Ray Charles; into later music such as Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, or Elton John. ”