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Dark Horses

by Billy Goodman

"The Hooters light the fuse and expatriate American songwriter Billy Goodman explodes in his new release, "Dark Horses."
Genre: Rock: Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Dark Horses
2:42 $0.99
2. Love is the Test
4:22 $0.99
3. Over and Over Again
3:35 $0.99
4. How Long Was I Sleeping
3:00 $0.99
5. Hellride
6:11 $0.99
6. Ship at Sea
6:02 $0.99
7. Good Shepherd
5:48 $0.99
8. Kind Hearted Woman
4:07 $0.99
9. Willin'
5:49 $0.99
10. Dark Was the Night
3:20 $0.99
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Album Notes
A collision of talents took place in Philadelphia recently when solo artist Billy Goodman fused his singer songwriter prowess with the production and rhythm section power of the hitmaker group The Hooters.

Goodman, a touring resident of Germany for the last decade, reunited with his old friends The Hooters during their recent tour of that country; a stronghold of loyal fans for both artists. It was during a string of Hooters shows in Germany, in which Goodman was the opening act, that drummer Dave Uosikkinen began to join him on stage. Keyboardist Rob Hyman, noticing the intense chemistry between Goodman and Uosikkinen during the live show, approached them about recording an album at his brand new Elm Street Studios in Philadelphia when the tour was over.

Produced by Hyman (known for his numerous hits including "Time After Time"), the album also features his distinctive keyboard playing throughout. Associate producer Uosikkinen (who has played with everyone from Patti Smyth to Alice Cooper) was a key player, not only in the rhythm section, but also in the development of the album as a whole. Hooters bandmates Eric Bazilian (also a notorious tunesmith, including the Grammy award nominated "One of Us") and John Lilley added textured guitars. Fran Smith Jr. laid down his typically inspired foundation on bass. Billy's brother Frank added background vocals for the co-written title track.

But what Dark Horses is really about comes down to Goodman and his soulful vocals and gut-wrenching guitar playing. The listener is taken on a journey deep into Americana Blues with influences of Dylan, Waits and Young, featuring several solo numbers executed with flawless precision, including a visceral rendition of the Lowell George classic "Willin" and a bone chilling version of Blind Willie Johnson's "Dark is the Night."

The Hooters enlightened musicality brings out the many flavors in Goodman's extensive catalog, from the Norah Jones-like "Love is the Test" to the grit of "Hellride" and the ardor of "Over and Over Again". Dark Horses is an American treasure, a testament of musical chemistry. The gold here does not glitter, but it shines, brightly.

"The Hooters light the fuse and expatriate American songwriter Billy Goodman explodes in his new release,
"Dark Horses."



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his masters best since he walked the strasse alone
der grosse slide meister kam, spielte und siegte. mit seiner neuen hat er nun voll ins schwarze getroffen.
rating: 5.5. möge der herr ihm mit zunehmendem alter in
die weissheit und das gemütliche blaue führen. seeg ya
slide on. n.


seine beste diese neue ist echt der hammer
hallo bill, bin nun auch im beegee fieber. deine cds sind alle echt stark aber die dunklen pferde haben mich sofort vom sattel gerissen. ehrlich sausaugeil versteh aber nicht warum dir diesmal das fuckwort nicht über die lippen kam probier mal den höllenritt in deutsch am besten mit dem bergsteiger übern königstuhl und beim esel vorbei weiter so
mein alter und lasses schleifen.

Bill Lawrence

You'll be playing this CD "Over and Over Again"
The excellent original tunes combined with top drawer vocal and instrumental work mean you'll be happy you own this CD. The title of track three says it all: you'll be playing this CD "Over and Over Again".

D.C. -Switzerland

Big Entertainment
Hy guys this short review is written in german, Billy is fucking good(man)...!

Die CD begeistert jeden, der sie hört. Billy der kleine grosse Mann, trifft jeden Nerv aufs äusserste. Sein Gitarrenspiel und seine Stimme sind der Hammer und ziehen jeden in seinen Bann. UNBEDINGT ANHÖREN. Sein Bluesig-Rockiger Stil füllt einem jederzeit mit absoluter Freude. Man merkt, dieser Mann liebt, was er tut. Ich besitze sämtlichen CDs von ihm. Und glaubt mir: Live geht er ab wie eine Rakete!

Joe Marchione

Hits the mark ... in every way. Bravo BG!!
High marks for material, arrangements, and performances. It's music with a message perfectly arranged to deliver it in the most musical way possible. The side men never overplay or overpower, and Billy delivers the goods with great vocals and first rate guitar throughout the LP. I enjoyed it thoroughly!


Please come to Japan soon, Billy!
SAIKO! ---Terrific!
Billy Goodman created a masterpiece with the Hooters magic.
"Dark Horse" is better suited for new listeners.
You will know his multiple musical talents.
If you are a fan of Ry Cooder, Jorma Kaukonen,
Lowell George, David Lindley, Steve Kimock....

John Danaher

Hits the mark 11 on a scale of 10
Billy the G once again takes it from the heart, puts it on the disc, gets it to the ear and back to the heart.
This CD embraces it all, no matter who you are or where you're at, there's something here for you.

Dan Sr.

This CD makes your feet and your mind move!
Dark Horses cranks you up; Hellride is a great story, but when it's all over, I'm still humming "Over and Over Again". The technical end of the music made me think of the Allman Bros., and Monty Montgomery, but Billy only sounds like Billy - a blues/slide master who has the guts to include some spiritual work; and it's not that boy-group, processed church junk that so many peddle. It is clear that "Dark Was the Night" is for tough guys.This guy is the real deal.. a blues player with a real-world attitude!We will be seeing him on Austin City Limits soon.


Absolutely great, "Dark Horses" is all I'm listening to at the moment. Thank you Billy!

Sibylle R.

a little diamond
The complete (music and cover) CD "dark horses" is a little diamond! The cooperation not only in lyrics, music, voices between Billy and the Hooters fits so perfect and wonderful; a little new style. Hear my little favourite song "over and over again" as endless-version and you know what I mean. Thank you so much Billy!
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