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CG & The Hammer | Blues Heaven

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Blues Heaven

by CG & The Hammer

Electric Blues -Rock, played with power, passion and a unique, original sound.
Genre: Blues: Electric Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Same Old Fool
4:20 $0.99
2. A Day Late and a Dollar Short
3:40 $0.99
3. A Black Heart
4:46 $0.99
4. The Wrong Song
4:04 $0.99
5. Tell Me
5:55 $0.99
6. Blues Is Calling
4:25 $0.99
7. I Just Can`t Quit On You
4:29 $0.99
8. Slow Night in Clarksdale
5:28 $0.99
9. Big Little Woman
4:13 $0.99
10. Blues Heaven
4:47 $0.99
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Album Notes
Nominated by the "Blues foundation" in Memphis as one of the 12 best self produced blues CDs for 2008!
CG & The Hammer " is collaboration between two veteran Blues artists: Singer / harmonica player Dov Hammer and Guitarist/singer Sagi (CG) Shorer. When these two American - born Bluesmen first met in Tel Aviv, Israel, in 1999, both had already paid plenty of dues, both as sidemen (sharing stages with such blues greats as Steve Freund, Paul deLay, Zora Young, Deitra Farr, Billy Branch and the late King Earnest Baker, among others) and leading their own bands. The two soon joined forces to create the group now known as "The CG & the Hammer ".
Their debut album "Feels like home" was released in 2002 to great critical acclaim, and was followed by two US tours –in 2004 to Ohio and Chicago, where they shared a stage with the great Willie Kent, and in 2005 to the south – Florida, Mississippi and Memphis, Tennessee, where they represented Israel at the Blues foundation`s International Blues Challenge.In 2008 they returned to the US, playing in Florida and Alabama, as well as rocking the IBC semi-finals and being chosen for the "Kings of Beale st." showcase.

CG & The Hammer`s music is a combination of passion, energy and honesty. It is never a re-creation of sounds from the past, but rather an updated, vital celebration of the Blues as the soundtrack of real life.

On "Blues Heaven" the band continue on this path, remaining deep in the Blues tradition, while incorporating influences of rock and country music. The album includes 10 original songs by the band – including "Slow night in Clarksdale", a memoir from their pilgrimage to the birthplace of the blues, and the title track "Blues Heaven", written in the wake of the terrorist attack on the band`s "home club" , "Mike's place" in Tel Aviv.

The critics praise:
“Blues like this can only be heared in Chicago” - Hilik Gurfinkel , “Ha’ir” weekly magazine

“Hammer’s vocals and Harmonica are consistently inspired…Shorer’s guitar solos light upeach track….the band wails with the right combination of imagination and reverance for the Blues tradition” – David Brinn, “The Jerusalem Post”

Dov Hammer is a master harmonica player…very authentic and exciting Blues…rivaling anything you’ll find here in Chicago” – Peter Krampert, Author of “The encyclopedia of the Harmonica” www.eharmonica.net

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Gary Herman

Great music
Good variety of hard hitting blues and laid back blues. It was energetic but original blues and not old and tired.

Ted Cooper

While listening I closed my eyes and imagined Sonny Boy tapping me on the should
The sound is clear and the rhythm always pushas ahead.
The songs invite you into the personal world of the singer the way all the classic bluesmen do. As I listened to the CD I closed my eyes and imagine being in an Arkansas
rib joint, steamy with the aroma of roasting mest. as I inhaled I thought I could smell a combination of alcohol and pussy. Just then I felt Sonny Boy tap me on the shoulder and say "Get up there boy and play some blues."

Tamir Sasson

Your Blues Collection Won't Be Complete Without This CD!!!
Well I Must Say,
I've First Introduced To These Guys On My Regular Visits At
The "Mike's Place" In Tel Aviv,

I Remember At First, My Friend Drag Me Down There Saying:
"These Band Is Amazing, And The Harmonica Player Is Absolutely Incredible!"

So Of Course I Had To Find Out Myself, And Trust Me Since Than I Just Couldn't Stop Listening To Their Music!
If You Have Never Seen A Live Show Of CG$The Hammer You Haven't Seen One Of The Finest Blues Shows In Your Life.

This CD Presents Some Of Their Finest Songs, Blues At It's Best, Catchy Songs, Great Lyrics And Of Course Superb
Music, Which Will Make Your Body Move Side To Side!

My Advice Is... If You Own Thier First CD, Get Yourself A Favor And Buy This One... If Not, Don't Think Twice Buy Both And Start Having Some Fun!

Steve Moors

Fantastic! Finally someone made the Blues original again.
These guys know their Blues, but they wnat to move it forward in their own way. They keep the flavor of the Blues, but add a totally personal new twist. Great original songs, played with passion and power live in the studio so it feels just like a well produced live gig. Can't stop listening to it!