Will Wilde - Bring It On Home (2018)
Don’t often hear from Will, which is a shame: Thor of the Harmonica. So what we have here then is essentially a covers album, with a twist. There’s the obligatory forelock tug to the masters, in the form of Willie Dixon’s Bring It On Home, but Will (with sideman/producer Danny Giles) couldn’t resist cutting in the Led Zepp treatment midway through the Sonny Boy Willliamson.
That’s sort of the mark of the album, given his age, Will has gone from tracks more from his dad’s album collection than his granddad’s, and with a rockier twist. We have, Rory Gallagher, Deep Purple; John Mayall, .Jethro Tull; Fleetwood Mac; Cream; Black Sabbath, The Beatles; Free; & Gary Moore. However, as you may expect, some work better than others. The guitar of Lazy is too leaden, while not leaden enough on The Wizard.. However, though it’s will’s album, not Danny’s can’t get away from the fact that Danny does sterling work elsewhere on the album and really lets rip on a key track, Yer Blues.. Wagging the finger a little more, Will isn’t as gifted on the vocals as he is on the blues harp, but despite expectations, owns My Brother Jake and another key track, Bad Penny.. The majority of the album is solid with only one track, for me, not working despite astounding sustain on the harmonica, and that’s Parisienne Walkways.
Excellent back for Will on the album, Danny Giles as mentioned on guitar, Victoria Smith on bass & Man taylor on drums. Also have to say, great guest appearance on 3 tracks from another “old blues head on young shoulders” Greg Coulson with some keyboard moments.
All those who believe in psychokenesis raise my hand........