Linda Hornbuckle With No Delay | Soul Diva Meets the Blues Monsters

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Soul Diva Meets the Blues Monsters

by Linda Hornbuckle With No Delay

"The most beautiful and powerful blues/gospel/soul voice in the Northwest, backed by the tightest and most talented band for the ultimate Double-Whammy." -West Coast Blues Review
Genre: Blues: Funky Blues
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1. Baby I Love You
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2. I Can't Stop
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3. Hound Dog
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4:21 album only
4. Don't Let Temptation Turn You Around
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5:47 album only
5. As Long As I'm Moving
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6. Thankful and Thoughtful
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7. Do I Move You
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8. I Can't Stand the Rain
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9. Amazing Grace
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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"Soul Diva Meets the Blues Monsters," recorded in 1994, marked the recording debut of Portland, Oregon vocalist Linda Hornbuckle. Which is remarkable given that this incredible singer was already in her thirties at that time. When legendary drummer Bernard Purdie (Aretha Franklin, Steely Dan, Miles Davis, etc.) walked into a Portland nightclub that same year and heard Linda for the first time, he was stunned. "The way her fingers move on the microphone and her eyes go back in her head--she goes somewhere else. I hadn't seen anything like it since my days working with Aretha." Not that Linda sounds like Aretha Franklin; Linda's style is very much her own. But she has a similar impact on listeners.

In part, this may be due to the two singers' shared roots: both were the featured soloists in their minister fathers' churches from early childhood. In Linda's case, she began singing in her father's Grace & Truth Pentecostal Church in Portland at age 6. But by her late teens, she was sneaking out of the house to sing in nightclubs. And by her 20s, Linda was Portland's most sought-after back-up singer, recording and touring the U.S., Canada, and Europe with national acts including Quarterflash and Nu Shooz. She later fronted a popular Motown revue, "Body & Soul," and in '92 became lead vocalist with the No Delay Band, with whom she recorded "Soul Diva Meets the Blues Monsters."

Reviewers of this CD had the same reaction as Bernard Purdie did upon hearing Linda for the first time. Blues Revue called her, "A phenomenal vocalist who could hold her own against Aretha Franklin or Natalie Cole." And Living Blues wrote, "Hornbuckle is a big-voiced singer who cuts loose in the finest gospel tradition and brings a dynamic sense of drama to her material...Hornbuckle is not well-known outside the Portland area, but she should be."

Since the release of this CD, some wider recognition has indeed come Linda's way. Listeners to "Soul Diva Meets the Blues Monsters" will agree that it's well-deserved.


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Norris Schleeter

Yes, the vocals are great! but this Drummer dishes out huge chops
This album has everything I need;
Music that burns a path through multiple styles, a deep pocket, groove and bump hooks,
virtuoso performances by everyone,
and a horn section.

Brian Foxworth on Drums! Wow, these are some of tastiest, funkiest, groovinest, drums I've ever heard. Do it again!

Scott Lindstrom

A True "Top Shelf" Album
A friend played this for me at Sunbanks in about 1997 and it knocked me out. But, I couldn't find it anywhere! Thank you Louis Pain for helping get a copy. Material choice is perfect, arrangements are classy and super tight, and the musicianship is superb. I'm a B-3 player myself, and it's always a treat to hear someone as solid and tasteful as Louis. If this were vinyl, I'd have worn out tracks 1, 2 & 4 by now. This is a bargain at $15 - Buy It!

Gordon

The world should know about these guys
Musicians you rarely hear that are that good,please do more of the same. Louis and Linda fabulous blend.

David

A solid female blues singer!
Heaven Sent!! A Blues Godess to carry the torch for Koko and Etta into the new millenium!!!

Robert Gonzales

Great Singer,Great CD... Great, Great!
Linda is truly a fantastic Singer.Sings with natural,God
given ability.This CD is my favorite. The band is quite good
as well. Looking foward to their next project.

Amiria

No Delay: Linda Hornbuckle
Linda amazing vocalist .... Musicians are fantastic... love it -love it-love it... When and where is the next album... Give me more :-)

jimmie lee hornbuckle

I believe you are my peaple
I no that i should write about the CD but i am from Dallas Texas.

JOHN

GREAT BLUES / GOSPEL ALBUM
I loved this album. This kind of music makes me feel good. Linda Hornbuckle is a great singer and the band (with Louis Pain on organ) shines.