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What I Came Here to Do

by Marty Christian

Marty Christian's latest CD of original songs draws on Chicago Blues, New Orleans R&B, Memphis Soul singers, Americana and the Cajun, Zydeco and Swamp Pop sounds that pump from the Acadiana area and the city he has adopted as his home: Lafayette, LA
Genre: Blues: Louisiana Blues
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1. What I Came Here to Do
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2. Her Promised Land (Solo)
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3. Louisiana, Hold My Baby
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4. Last Train (Solo)
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5. Too Much
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6. It Doesn't Matter Now
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7. I Got Mine
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8. Just for Today We'll Stay
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9. Walk Around With Me
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10. Payment Down
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11. What I Came Here to Do (Solo)
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Album Notes
Marty Christian, What I Came Here to Do (Sabidog Records)
January 28, 2015 by: Dan Willging, Offbeat Magazine:

"Marty Christian originally intended this as a solo project since his songs really didn’t fit his band Rue Boogaloo’s funky-bluesy grooves.

At least that’s what he thought until monster bassist Lee Allen Zeno (Buckwheat Zydeco) and jazz drummer Frank Kincel heard ’em. They wanted in and essentially shaped Christian’s solo affair with a Boogaloo foundation on most tracks.

Christian achieves an artistic milestone with a handful of songs that were written from a third-person perspective.

It’s something he has rarely done but through various encounters, the experiences of others were transformed sonically, such as the offshore worker yearning for reconciliation (“Louisiana, Hold My Baby”) and the ex-con trying to live clean (“Payment Down”).

On “Her Promised Land,” a young mother attempts to battle her way through insurmountable obstacles. The title song sports two versions, an electric and a heartfelt acoustic version.

Despite Christian’s folkie sensibility, he also defies strict categorization. His vocals occasionally border on soul-ish and he dives into blues, swamp pop and infections, Zeno-powered funk at the drop of a hat.

Additionally, he’s an impressive finger picker—witness the ripping jazz-tinged romp “Too Much.” Christian may not be easy to pigeonhole but he’s nobody’s remora either."

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