Dennis McClung Blues Band | Prisoner of the Blues

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Prisoner of the Blues

by Dennis McClung Blues Band

Passion that penetrates one's soul... A stylish mix of Chicago, Texas, and original blues that can't be beat...
Genre: Blues: Chicago Style
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1. Everything But You
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2. Seven Ways
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3. The Red Rooster
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4. Dimples
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5. The Sky is Cryin'
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6. World of Misery
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7. 'Til the Day I Die
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8. Prisoner of the Blues
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9. Back in Your Arms Again
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
When it comes to the blues, Dennis McClung has been called "a force of nature", "the real deal", and "the genuine article."

"Prisoner of the Blues" is blues played the way it should be played.

Blueswax, the world's largest virtual blues publication, heard the Dennis McClung Blues Band's authenticity calling Prisoner Of The Blues "tasty blues, served up hot and intense ... the kind you'd like to feast on in a hot, smoky club. Prisoner of the Blues has a quality sound that is hard to come by."

Blues Revue magazine also caught the "Real Deal" nature of Prisoner of the Blues saying: "This CD finds its power in McClung's potent voice and precise stinging lead guitar. If you asked me to guess where the Dennis McClung Blues Band hailed from, based only on the group's sound, my answer would be some Windy City tavern ...that's the pulse it has its finger on."

The songs on Prisoner of the Blues are testimonies about the things that happen in life, tastefully arranged over intoxicating grooves that make it impossible for audiences to keep their feet still.

"Playing the blues," McClung says, "is like speaking a language: the greater your vocabulary, the more you can say." The blues is, according to McClung, "the language of the Truth." The fire, passion and soulfulness in his playing and the intensity in his voice show that he has plenty to discuss............., and it is, all the truth!!!!


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LE ROYER


Powerful vocals,nice guitar riffs,awful beats.Great !A new CD ?

Kirk Judd

This is the blues. 'nuff said.
I lived most of my life in southern West Virginia, growing up in the blues and jazz clubs of Huntington. Now admittedly that’s not exactly the music capital of the western world, but I had the good fortune to hear some fantastic players during those years. Between the smoky back-alley underground clubs and Marshall University’s celebrated jazz festivals, I was exposed to some great blues. Imagine my surprise when I moved to North Central WV and was introduced to Dennis McClung and his merry band of blues players (is it proper to use the word ‘merry’ in the same sentence with the word ‘blues’?) Everyone is describing the 'Prisoner of the Blues' as the real thing. Yep. That’s the right way to put it. As good as it gets. I’ve had the opportunity to see the band several times since I was introduced, and, as is the way of all music, they’re better live. Enjoy this CD as a way of introduction, then go see them and become a fan. Many, many stars.

Greg Davis (northwesternpabluesconnection)

Great CD WORTH TO ADD TO YOUR COLLECTION
GREAT CD WORTH TO ADD TO YOUR COLLECTION IT'S A KEEPER

Greg Davis (northwesternpabluesconnection)

Great CD WORTH TO ADD TO YOUR COLLECTION
GREAT CD WORTH TO ADD TO YOUR COLLECTION IT'S A KEEPER

Greg Davis (northwesternpabluesconnection)

Great CD WORTH TO ADD TO YOUR COLLECTION
GREAT CD WORTH TO ADD TO YOUR COLLECTION IT'S A KEEPER

Debra Crump


I listen to this CD when I clean it is relaxing and I love his music. Thanks

Jackie Shoemaker

Excellent!
The Dennis McClung Blues Band debut CD ‘Prisoner of the Blues’ is a must have for every blues collector and blues enthusiast across the globe. From the first track to the last, you will be impressed with the high quality production and sound generated by this very talented group of master blues musicians from West Virginia . Plenty of Chicago style blues, with a touch of Delta style, bring this group to easily stand among some of the greatest blues legends of our time. Got the Blues? The Dennis McClung Blues Band does too and they bring it all home in this wonderful collection of songs they call ‘Prisoner of the Blues’. A favorite among my collection!

Mary-Jane Irwin


The best earthy, gnarly blues tunes I've heard in a looong time. Great sound!

Lorne M. Cummins

I love it
I love every song on this CD. But there seems to be something special about the last song. It just has a lot of heart in it.

A.L.

Simply Awesome
When I first got this album it was in my car CD player for a month. I love every single song on this album. Dennis is a very original songwriter and this album really showcases his skills. His covers of Red Rooster, Dimples, and The Sky is Cryin' are amazing, and he gives better known artists a run for their money with his interpretations. From the fun and energy of Seven Ways to the beautiful, lamenting of Back in Your Arms Again, this album runs the gamut of style and emotions. This is a must own for any blues fan.
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