Triskaidekaphobia !
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Don’t Make Me Beg - Triskaidekaphobia - I Gotta Get Another Girl  - 6 String Boogie - Lonesome Tears In My Eyes - Up Jumped The Devil - She Likes To Boogie Real LowQuiet Whiskey - Drops Of Rain -Cubano Jump - Scotchin’ With The Soda - On The Sunny Side Of The Street  Thats’ A Plenty
At long last, The Four Charms offer a follow up to their astounding album «Flatland Boogie». Ok, I must admit that the first time I saw the name of this album I thought «Wow ! Jimmy Sutton goes Mary Poppins». Seriously speaking, I took my dictionary and learned that «Triskaidekaphobia» means something like the fear of number 13. That’s why if you look at the track listing there’s no track 13, just a soundless blank. What about the music? This album covers a wider range of style than the the first one. You’ll find here, top notch boogie blues instrumental like «6 string boogie», rockabilly jive (a great cover of Burnette’s Lonesome Tears in my Eyes with sax), «Scotchin’ with the Soda» with a very Slim Gaillard feel and «That’s a Plenty» that starts like a real jazz tune and suddenly goes into a Merle Travis style showing the musicianship of Joel Paterson, and as usual the overall influence of Illinois Jacquet, The Treniers and Nat "King" Cole Trio, especially in their cover of "The Sunny Side Of The Street". I almost forgot to mention the amazing skill of Jimmy Sutton and his slap bass, not only when he plays solo but he’s really the driving force behind this band. The production work worth to be mentionned too because it make that four members combo sound like they were ten. Take a cure of Triskaidekaphobia right now, it’s good for your health.
Fred "Virgil" Turgis