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Fabrizio Poggi / Blog

Fabrizio Poggi & Chicken Mambo

“Sunshine” Sonny Payne” host of the legendary King Biscuit Time KFFA Radio, Helena Arkansas “Here in the deep south of America, it's often been said a white man cannot sing or play the black man's blues. After hearing the new cd "The breath of soul" with Fabrizio Poggi, someone, somewhere got their stories mixed up. I have played the blues for 56 years, and the "The breath of soul" cd is the finest I've ever heard by a white group. My point is, you don't have to come to America to hear the blues, because you have it right there in Italy. These guys are for real”. Blues Revue says: “Poggi is a terrific harp player and a good singer whose own songs match up well with the covers, and the band is tight and tasteful...”. Easy Reeding (Official Hohner Magazine) says: “ … a great CD that certainly crosses geographical and cultural boundaries...”. Real blues says: “Fabrizio Poggi is a good harmonicist and a great vocalist as demonstrated on this album...And as for Chicken Mambo it is safe to say that it is one of the tightest little bands I’ve heard in a long time, very much in synch with vocals, rhythm, displaying all the class that a great backup band should... Harmonica World says: “A great band of traditional and original sounds...The sound of musicians having fun playing the music they love...” Blue Suede News says: “Good stuff...” Blues Access says: “Poggi’s eclectic tastes grow on you with each listen...” Soul bag (French musical magazine) says: “A joyful and interesting record...Fabrizio Poggi is a good harmonica player and singer...” Stand by me (English “stand by me” club newsletter) says: “...In this record we can find with pleasure a personal, extended and well arranged version of our beloved song... Fabrizio Poggi is a fine harmonica player and a really good singer...”. Bruce Iglauer of Alligator Records says: “These guys are really good! The musicianship is strong and the playing and arrangements are very tasteful... my very sincere compliments to the band for the fine CD and their originality of vision...and believe me when I say I am not usually generous with compliments like this...” David Goodman- Modern Twang says: “Great sound, great music, great supporting cast, and fine harmonica and accordion: what more could anyone ask for?”. Jan Janssen - Real Roots Cafè- Holland says: “...an album absolutely extraordinary, in brief, music with feeling...”. “Roots Town Music Magazine - Belgium” says: “...A perfect soundtrack for a road movie...”. ”Folk Roots” - England” says: “...Fabrizio and his Chicken Mambo men certainly have spirit for american music, call it grade A Chicken Mambo ..”. Local Flavor, Austin Texas says: “This is a beautiful cd”. Marc Bristol of “Blue Suede News Magazine” says: “...songs performed nicely...” Buscadero (italian musical magazine) says: “... a cd exuberant and sincere...” Corriere Della Sera (italian national publication) says: “The band provides fun with a strong taste of Tabasco and blues”. La Repubblica (italian national publication) says: “ The dynamic Fabrizio Poggi gives us his original interpretation of Professor Longhair and Slim Harpo”. Richard Thompson says: “Great harmonica playing!!!”. Zachary Richard says: “ Fabrizio Poggi is one of my favourite harmonica player!”.