Willie Kent Ain't It Nice
- Released: December 12, 1991
- Originally Released: 1991
- Label: Delmark
Living Blues - Sept.-Oct./92, p.56"..tough, lowdown Chicago band blues...unadorned blues with a rare old-fashioned conviction.."
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Personnel: Wille Kent, Timothy Taylor, Lester Davenport, Luther Adams, Jacob Dawson.
Personnel: Willie Kent (vocals); Bonnie Lee (vocals); Luther "Slim" Adams, Jacob Dawson (guitar); Lester Davenport (harmonica); Kenny Barker (piano, organ); Timothy Taylor (drums).
Liner Note Author: Justin OBrien.
Recording information: Acme Recording Studio (03/20/1991/03/26/1991).
Photographer: Gary Hannabarger.
West-side bassist Kent and his Gents serve up Chicago blues the way it was meant to be played (but too often isn't nowadays): with tight ensemble passages that greatly enhance the power of Kent's gruff vocals. His first album for Delmark beautifully typifies his groove-heavy approach; whether digging into a slow grinding blues or an upbeat soul-inflected item, he and his comrades keep their business together. ~ Bill Dahl
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