- Released: February 1, 1999
- Label: Blind Pig
Living Blues - 5-6/99, pp.80-1
"...combine guitar heavy blues/rock with vocals and grooves sometimes reminiscent of classic Stax Records soul...RIGHT AS RAIN is an album with great crossover ambitions....crank it up [and] it's almost impossible to keep your foot from tapping."
- 1.Lucky In Love
- 2.Like An Angel
- 3.Right As Rain
- 4.Don't Turn Your Heater Down
- 5.I've Got To Love Somebody's Baby
- 6.I Got To Change
- 7.If I Had A Nickel
- 8.Callin' San Francisco
- 9.Just A Man
- 10.Chairman Of The Board
- 11.My Kind Of Woman
- 12.Kickin' In
Personnel: Tommy Castro (vocals, guitar); Delbert McClinton (vocals); Keith Crossan (saxophone, background vocals); Tom Poole (trumpet); Dr. John (piano, organ); John Turk (piano, background vocals); Jimmy Pugh (organ, Wurlitzer piano); Billy Lee Lewis (drums, background vocals); Ron E. Beck, Roosevelt Winchester, Charles Jones, L.Z. Love, Cheryl Serame, Jeanie Tracy, Annie Stocking (background vocals).
Engineers: Steve Savage, Jim Reitzel, David Hall.
Recorded at Coast Recorders, San Francisco, California; Laughing Tiger Studio, San Rafael, California; Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California; Magic Tracks, Nashville, Tennessee.
All tracks have been digitally mastered using HDCD technology.
Personnel: Tommy Castro (vocals, guitar); Delbert McClinton (vocals); Keith Crossan (saxophone, background vocals); Tom Poole (trumpet); John Turk (piano, background vocals); Jimmy Pugh (organ, Wurlitzer organ); Annie Stocking, Charles Jones, Jeanie Tracy, Randy McDonald (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Jim Gaines; Steve Savage.
Recording information: Coast Recorders, San Francisco, CA; Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, CA; Laughing Tiger Studio, San Rafael, CA; Magic Trac.
Bay Area bluesman Tommy Castro's fourth release on Blind Pig Records follows the same formula for success as his previous CAN'T KEEP A GOOD MAN DOWN. Over the years, Castro's sizzling live performances have made him a staple of the blues circuit along the California coast.
Packed with Memphis-style horns, RIGHT AS RAIN features the tasty session work of Dr. John on two tracks, as well as a terrific duet with Delbert McClinton on the R&B cooker "Don't Turn Your Heater Down." As a singer, Castro is part shouter, part crooner, with a style suggestive of Jeff Healey. His immaculate, accomplished guitar playing has been widely praised, drawing comparisons to Stevie Ray Vaughn and Duane Allman.