Living Blues - 9-10/95, pp.72-73
"...Although four numbers were covered on earlier releases...this outstanding quartet lays it all out with sizzle, style, and enough freshness....a fine live CD."
Personnel includes: Dave Specter (guitar); Tad Robinson (vocals, harmonica); Mike McCurdy (bass); Mark Fornek (drums).
Personnel: Dave Specter (guitar); Tad Robinson (vocals, harmonica); Mike McCurdy (keyboards, electric bass, bass guitar); Mark Fornek (drums).
Audio Mixer: Joerh Siemer.
Liner Note Author: David Whiteis.
Recording information: Bremen, Germany (05/20/1994-05/21/1994).
Photographers: Horst Haenel; Kate Hoddinott.
Arranger: Dave Specter.
Specter, his ultra-soulful singer/harpist of the time Tad Robinson, and his swinging Bluebirds ventured over to Germany on tour in 1994, cutting this fine set over two memorable evenings. Robinson, now on his own, was an exceptional match for Specter's concise, crisp guitar style; equally conversant in blues and soul, Robinson is also an exceptional songscribe who penned three of the disc's highlights ("On the Outside Looking In," "Sweet Serenity," "Dose of Reality"). More straight blues than on Blueplicity: "Little by Little," "Bad Boy," "Kidney Stew," Little Walter's "It's Too Late Brother." ~ Bill Dahl