Artist / Band / Musician
Southern Rock / Country / Blues
Andrew Black & the Natural Jazz Quartet, "14th & Crescent" 2007 this disc features a soulful version of "The Ghetto" a song originally made popular by Elvis Presely
Andrew Black, “Andrew Black Live at Fee-Lay Gumbo” 2003 peaked at 11 on Garage Band .com upon its release
Andrew Black, “Live Then and Now” 2000 Features the hit single "Cherry Red Wine" which remained the most requested song at Wrfg Radio for 16 weeks
Barry Richman, “Blues from Mars “ 1999 includes the Andrew Black original song "A Love Worth Havin'"
Barry Richman, “Blues from Mars 2” 2007includes two Andrew Black originals "Floodwaters and " Honeyroll"
Barry Richman, “Live at the Brandyhouse” 1998 features a cover of the Allman Bros. classic "Whippin Post" a fan favorite
Mark Cook, “Blue Voodoo” 2004 "Winner Blues Album of the Year" Just Plain Folks Music Awards Mark also secured a licensing deal with one of the tracks Andrew sang on for the hit television show "Saving Grace" starring Holly Hunter
Jodi Zorzi, “No Judgments” 2003 this disc was recorded and produced by famed producer Frank French best known for his work on the first Indigo Girls album and his work with Drivin-n- Cryin'
Forrest McDonald, “Color Blind” 2004"2nd Place Winner Blues Album of the Year" Just Plain Folks Music Awards this disc was produced by legendary producer /artist Tony Carey from the popular eighties group "Planet P"
Forrest McDonald, “Forrest McDonald Live from Melbourne” 2003 this live disc features Andrew
HITTIN' THE NOTE REVIEW OF ANDREW BLACK & THE NATURALS "14TH & CRESCENT," JUNE 2008:
14th and Crescent
Andrew Black and the Naturals
Music Matters Entertainment
by Rob Johnson, Hittin' the Note Magazine
Andrew Black is one of those local treasures who make Atlanta such a great music town, but he is too good to remain a secret for long – and 14th and Crescent is proof of his talent. The heart-wrenching opener, “Treat a Dog,” shows right away that Black has an uncommonly soulful voice and knows how to treat a song.
This is especially apparent on the excellent covers of “In the Ghetto” and “Everyday I Have the Blues.” Black doesn’t just cover a song – he interprets it and puts his own stamp on it. It takes guts to follow in the footsteps of Elvis and B.B. King, but Black has the vocal chops to hold his own against anybody.
“Love Worth Having” is an Andrew Black original, and shows that his own writing aims for the same heights as the timeless tunes by other artists on this CD. There is a strong Stevie Wonder vibe throughout 14th and Crescent, and can there be any greater compliment to a soul singer than to say he reminds you of Stevie?
The disc has a strong finish – a powerful version of War’s classic “The World Is a Ghetto.” Since Black once auditioned for the Derek Trucks Band, and this song used to be a dTb standard, it provokes thoughts of what could have been. Never mind all that, though. 14th and Crescent is about what Andrew Black is doing right now, which is making some of the sweetest music around today.
NEW REVIEW OF ANDREW BLACK & THE NATURALS' NEW CD "14TH & CRESCENT" BY SOUTHWEST BLUES MAGAZINE! CLICK HERE TO READ:
Howard Leese (of Heart & The Paul Rodgers Band) on Andrew Black
"I wanted to do a straight Blues song, and Lucy Piller, head of the Paul Rodgers Fan Club, goes ‘You gotta hear this guy, this local guy, he’s got a great voice and he's a great songwriter.’ And she knows. She’s a big Paul Rodgers fan. She sent me a couple tracks of this guy and it’s like, ‘Oh my God! Why have I never even heard of this guy before?!’ The guy’s phenomenal! So I sent him the track that we cut up in Seattle, and he comes back with a killer set of lyrics and a killer vocal. This guy’s talented period ! I wanted to have a couple of guys on here who were unknowns. Everybody expected there would be a few name singers, but I wanted to kinda introduce a couple guys too. "When I heard his stuff I had no problem giving him a shot at this tune he did an awesome job!"
Howard Leese, Solo Artist and Guitarist for Paul Rodgers, Heart
INTERVIEW WITH ROCKLINE
LISTEN TO HOWARD TALKING ABOUT HIS UPCOMING CD, "SECRET WEAPON." ALSO FEATURED ON THIS CD IS ANDREW BLACK (Clip 5)
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