Jeff Potter
  Great Big Beat
El Toro Records - ETCD 8010
She's Got A Great Big Beat - All Right With Me - When The Moon Comes Up - Golden Roll - I Can't Believe - She's So Explosive - Time On My Hands - Somebody Loves You - High Octane - Kinda Lovin'Man - Let's Go To The Moon - Modern Busy World - Get Some Rest - Some Of The Time - The Romp
Jeff Potter (who plays piano, guitar, drums, organ) with the help of a cast of fine musicians (including Betsy-Dawn Williams and guitarist extraordinaire Graham Tichy) offers here a very good self penned album full of piano led rock'n'roll ("High Octane", "She's Got A Great Big Beat"), doo wop ("She's So Explosive" with excellent bass vocal from Tichy),ballad ("I Can't Believe", "It's A Busy World") and a couple of instrumental thrown in for good measure "Golden Roll" (a tune with a strong Bill Dogget's Honky Tonk feel on which Potter plays organ) and the rockin' (with a 60's vibe) "the Romp". You can hear the influences of Jerry Lee Lewis (of course), Fats Domino, Buddy Holly (on "Some Of The Time") and more modern bands like The Blasters. Truly a great rock'n'roll album.
Fred "Virgil" Turgis