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CD Details

  • Released: October 8, 2002
  • Originally Released: 2002
  • Label: Red Int / Red Ink

Entertainment Reviews:

Dirty Linen - 06-07/03, p.89
"...His youthful enthusiasm really shines through..."


  • 1.Louise
  • 2.Changes
  • 3.Lovin' My Baby
  • 4.I Love You the Best
  • 5.Nice and Warm
  • 6.It's Obdacious
  • 7.Sugarman
  • 8."E" Train
  • 9.Too Tired
  • 10.Smokin'
  • 11.Malted Milk

Product Description:

Kid Jonny Lang & The Big Bang: Kid Jonny Lang (vocals, guitar); Ted "Lightnin' Boy" Larsen (guitar, background vocals); Jeff Hayes (bass, background vocals); Michael Rey Larsen (drums, background vocals).
Includes liner notes by Jon Bream.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Smokin' is a good electric blues album, but it's hard to divorce an assessment of it from the knowledge that singer/guitarist Jonny Lang was a mere 14 years old when he recorded it. Would one consider it such an achievement if the bandleader were twice that age? Probably not. Without Lang's precocity as a draw, the album is a competent work in a hidebound form. The guitar playing is fluid and professional in a style reminiscent of many other players, notably B.B. King. The singing is fine, but unremarkable. The backup band maintains a groove and gives Lang something to play off of. If you saw a band playing like this in a local club, you'd have a good time. And if you could tell that the guitar player was underage, you'd be far more impressed. But then, that's the point, isn't it? ~ William Ruhlmann
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  • Sales Rank: 14,095
  • UPC: 766922425221
  • Shipping Weight: 0.20/lbs (approx)
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