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Wake Up & Worry


Download links and information about Wake Up & Worry by Mitch Kashmar, Junior Watson, Fred Kaplan, Rusty Zinn, Alastair Greene, John Marx, Randy Chortkoff, Bobby Watley. This album was released in 2006 and it belongs to Blues, Country genres. It contains 12 tracks with total duration of 47:28 minutes.

Artist: Mitch Kashmar, Junior Watson, Fred Kaplan, Rusty Zinn, Alastair Greene, John Marx, Randy Chortkoff, Bobby Watley
Release date: 2006
Genre: Blues, Country
Tracks: 12
Duration: 47:28
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No. Title Length
1. I Got No Reason 3:36
2. Dead Presidents 3:22
3. Green Bananas 3:20
4. Funky Dee 5:57
5. Wake Up & Worry 4:06
6. Night Creeper 3:58
7. Half Pint-a-Whiskey 4:06
8. Black Dog Blues 3:41
9. You Dogged Me 3:51
10. Up the Line 2:50
11. I'm Sorry 4:42
12. The Waddle 3:59



Mitch Kashmar is an established West Coast harmonica veteran who has been knocking around for several decades but first made a dent on the international blues scene with his 2005 Delta Groove debut, Nickels & Dimes. As if to make up for lost time, he followed it up a year later with Wake Up and Worry, another solid blast of left coast swinging blues. Ignore the cartoonish and rather garish cover of a groggy Kashmar in a bathrobe surrounded by scantily clad models and dive into the disc for a rollicking jump blues party. Kashmar has a surprisingly compelling and distinctive voice, but it's his astounding harp work that propels this music. Sure, there is plenty of Little Walter's overdriven electrified blowing in his style — he covers both "Dead Presidents" and Walter's "Up the Line" — but Kashmar puts his individual stamp on this sizzling music. Blues fans familiar with Little Charlie & the Nightcats will want to own this as well, since Kashmar works comparable territory. The harpist/singer takes a break from his jaunty style for "I'm Sorry," a jazzy R&B ballad with female backing singers and some tasty guitar lines from John Marx. Elsewhere, Rusty Zinn and Junior Watson, two of the finest West Coast guitarists, add their energy and talent to an album that has no low points. Those who remember the late William Clarke will also gravitate toward this as Kashmar works a similar groove and possesses the same combination of nimbleness and attitude that characterized Clarke at his finest. The album's closing instrumental shuffle of "The Waddle" will leave any blues fan impressed with its thick, gooey solos but the entire disc is one of the finest contemporary blues harp albums of the year. If Kashmar can maintain the quality and pace of this output, he should find belated fame as the master of the instrument he obviously is.