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Hot 'n Heavy

by Sauce Boss

Swampy Slide Guitar Blues. After serving free gumbo to hungry fans at every show since 1990, after playing and cooking in homeless shelters all over the US, after more than 20 years on the road, the Sauce Boss is going for it.
Genre: Blues: Slide Guitar Blues
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1. Marquis de Swamp
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2. Rusty Blues
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3. Get Naked and Surf
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4. Okra
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5. Lonesome Rider
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6. That's How It Feels
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7. Gonna Be All Right
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8. Don't Know How to Tell You
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9. Hot Sauce
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10. Crazy Bout Ya Baby
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11. Andouille
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12. Old Dog Eared Copy
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13. Hot 'n Heavy
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14. Chicken in the Gumbo
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15. Somewhere Down the Road
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Album Notes
Hot 'N Heavy is Bill “Sauce Boss” Wharton’s eleventh CD of his own swampy slide guitar blues. Drummer Justin Headley, and tag team bass players, Robert “Freightrain” Parker, and David “Biscuit” Miller provide a slammin’ bottom, making
this album, by far, the heaviest yet. Biscuit Miller has played with Lonnie Brooks for decades.Freightrain did a long stint with Florida Harp icon, Rock Bottom.

The “Marquis de Swamp” says “Welcome to my habitat” over a sonaral bed of frogs, bugs, and
who knows what crawled out of the swamp for this noir party. Wharton threw caution out the window with this album, as “Get Naked and Surf” suggests. Is “Lonesome Rider” a mid life crisis, or just a fond remembrance of one of his long motorcycle odysseys?

“That’s How It Feels” walks homeless streets, with the singer speaking of the dark alleys of existence. Then “Gonna Be All Right” throws it right in the face of despair and shines a light over it all. “Don’t Know How To Tell You” mellows down into a smooth groove like coming home to Mama.

The title cut is a salacious double entendre with a raucous back beat suitable for lap dancing. Peppered in amongst the songs are grooves of the gumbo. “Okra”, “Andoulle”, “Hot Sauce”, “Chicken In The Gumbo” give the whole proceedings spice and contrast.

After serving free gumbo to over 165,000 hungry fans, after playing and cooking in homeless shelters all over the country, after twenty years on the road, the Sauce Boss is going for it.


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Todd Vittum

VERY Hot N Heavy indeed!
The Sauce Boss AKA Bill Wharton has been pumping out both great tunes and great hot sauce for some time now. With his latest musical release he finally pays homage to his "Liquid Summer" culinary releases in the song "Hot Sauce", just one of the standouts on the new album "Hot 'n Heavy". It is even available as a combo package with the disc and a bottle of his new "Hot 'n Heavy" peach BBQ sauce. While Wharton is long noted as a showman on stage-just ask Jimmy Buffet who sang "The Sauce Boss does his cookin' on the stage, swettin' and a frettin' for his nightly wage", many listeners to that song, the aptly entitled "I Will Play For Gumbo" misheard the "frettin'" as worrying over the gumbo, but with the tune "Get Naked and Surf", Wharton unleashes some "frettin'" that would make Bob Bogle and Nokie Edwards of The Ventures sit up and take notice. If that Tarrantino fellow is listening it is possible that the song "Lonesome Rider" will be on a soundtrack soon. "Chicken in the Gumbo" is a concert standout that makes the transition to the studio as easily as Wharton adds ingredients to his gumbo on stage. That is right- for those of you who have not yet had the pleasure, Bill Wharton makes Gumbo on stage every night he plays, then serves it to the fans, and has now fed thousands worldwide-ftee of charge!, his "Gospel according to Gumbo" attitude is evident in the optimistic "Gonna Be Alright". Other "Hot 'n Heavy" musical offerings that have to be considered "gourmet" quality include "Somewhere Down The Road" and "Don’t Know How To Tell You". These would usually be enough to make this a "must have" release, but when you hear all of them, plus a personal favorite "Crazy 'Bout Ya Baby", you will realize that you not only have an excellent set of songs, but you will also become "Crazy bout the Sauce Boss" and "Hot 'n Heavy".