Artist: The JW-Jones Blues Band Title Of Album: Bogart's Bounce Year Of Release: 2002 Label: Crosscut Genre: Blues, Rockin' Blues, Modern Electric Blues Format: Flac Quality: Lossless Total Time: 62:28 Min Total Size: 427 Mb (covers)
01. Flatline 02. Jump Tonight 03. Ain't Soon Enough 04. Sweet Sugar Mama 05. Time To Move On 06. Bogart's Bounce 07. Without You 08. Don't Tease Me 09. Understanding A Woman 10. Don't Sugar Coat It 11. Heard The News 12. You Forgot To Come Back 13. Blind Date Woman 14. Goldtop Groove
Some records are good but never develop the kind of critical mass to stand out from the pack. Bogart's Bounce is like that, with J.W. Jones airing his admiration for Stevie Ray and the Fabulous Thunderbirds (plus a couple of touches of soul), but never really making any kind of lasting impression. There's nothing wrong with the record at all -- everyone can play well, and the guests, including Kim Wilson, add their textures, but it simply never takes off. While he might be a pleasure live, where the sweat pours and the adrenaline flows, on disc he simply becomes, well, ho hum. "You Forgot to Come Back," with the vocal from Roxanne Potvin, lends some variety, but it's a bit of a lone beacon. This label has put out some remarkably good blues albums; unfortunately, this isn't one of them.