Cleveland Fats | The Way Things Go

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The Way Things Go

by Cleveland Fats

Traditional blues at it's finest and strongest, with modern lyrical elements and a powerful and experienced backing band.
Genre: Blues: Chicago Style
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1. Stay Away Baby
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2. Don't Call Me
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3. Invisible Man
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4. Cheaters Never Win
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5. Long Gone
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6. It Ain't Right
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7. Blues Time
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8. Bakin' Fats
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9. Cell Phone Blues
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10. You'll Love Again
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11. Dead or Alive
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12. That's The Way Things Go
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The Way Things Go is a fresh take on traditional Blues from the veteran Bluesman. Cleveland Fats once again shows that he is a master singer, guitarist, and songwriter highlighting his talents on 9 originals and 3 covers. This recording includes the re-teaming with his former boss and mentor Robert Lockwood, Jr, with whom Fats' has been working with for nearly 25 years.

This album also features Chicago Blues legends Aron Burton on Bass (Albert Collins & the Icebreakers, as well as session player for Alligator and other labels), Dave Jefferson (Willie Kent & the Gents, and top session player) and keyboard duties shared by Aaron Moore (Muddy Waters), Ariyo, and Vince Willis. Top that off with the legendary Billy Branch on Harmonica and Earwig Music Company CEO and blues historian Michael Frank as producer, and you have an unbeatable combination.

“This is Cleveland Fats at his best, from the fantastic guitar playing to his rough vocals, all the way to his superb songwriting. I give this one the thumbs up!” -Gene Fontana (Diamond State Blues Society)


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Mike Begalla

awesome blues as ussual
you have to feel "fats" blues to really appreciate them
thanks for all those years in Niles at the bars

David Alberts

Great, Solid CD
This Cd is great from track 1 to track 12. Awesome guitar. Tasteful. Real Deal Blues.