Phil Coomber - Phil Coomber & The Red Sea Surfers British Product Audio Samples Available

Phil Coomber & The Red Sea Surfers by Phil Coomber

Cross Rhythms Rating: 7/10
CD: Album
Tags: CD, Album, Independent, Blues
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Eastbourne songsmith returns with blues album.

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  1. 1. Skinny Bloke
  2. 2. Thank God
  3. 3. Sunday Mornin
  4. 4. Mercy
  5. 5. The Healer
  6. 6. Gospel Train Blues
  7. 7. Gettin' Down With Jesus
  8. 8. Broken Down Engine
  9. 9. 80 Days
  10. 10. Back To You
  11. 11. Red Sea Surfers
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Reviewed by Samuel Parker

Following the highly acclaimed 'Broken' which was given rave reviews in 2008, Eastbourne-based Coomber's latest album had a lot to live up to. 'Phil Coomber & The Red Sea Surfers' is a collection of God-focused blues songs with titles like "Mercy" and "Gettin' Down With Jesus". With harmonica and blues guitar solos interspersed throughout the album, you are constantly reminded that Coomber is intending for this to be a blues collection, however it feels slightly uneasy at times where songs tend to venture away from blues and into genre-limbo. Beginning with the slightly confusing "Skinny Bloke" which mixes blues guitar solos with a funky Rhodes keyboard part in addition to gospel backing vocalists, we eventually find ourselves at the core of the set with "The Healer" based around moody guitar riffs and the much more traditional blues style seen in "Broken Down Engine". Sandwiched between these is "Gettin' Down With Jesus" which is effectively a rewritten version of the famous "Wade In The Water" and the rather cheesy lyrics accompanying a traditional 12 bar blues in "Gospel Train Blues". The album ends with a four and a half minute blues instrumental "The Red Sea Surfers".

Style: Blues
Cross Rhythms Product Code: 136373
Product Format: CD
Content Type: Album
Cat. Code: Independent
Items: 1
Release Date: 2012

Eastbourne songsmith returns with blues album.

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