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The Kingmixers
Flyboy
Self-released

The Kingmixers consist of Gary Preston, Anita Bonkowski and David Schade. They play energetic blues on this record, just like they did on their last one. "Walking Blues" gets a strong reading with some nice harmonica bits. The lead vocal is strong and flexible. "The Quarter" is a strong, r'n'b-influenced song that the trio performs well, the lead vocal has a New Orleans vibe that makes it the entire thing better. "Gulity" by Randy Newman is a song with a slow tempo, and a there's a true Waitsian flavor to this reading. It's as sharp and acute as all of the writer's songs are.

"You'll never get the blues" is a mid-tempo song with a great chorus. The Kingmixers work their charm as they do all the time. It's a brilliant album.

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