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What's the Chance

by Paul Gabriel

PAUL GABRIEL –WHAT’S THE CHANCE... is a blend of Blues, Jazz, Swing, Ballads,and Stax era Rhythm and Blues that immediately transports the listener to the 50’s and 60’s
Genre: Blues: Guitar Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Old Time Ball
3:02 $0.99
2. Ride, Ride, Ride
5:11 $0.99
3. What's the Chance
5:00 $0.99
4. 328 Chauncy Street
3:02 $0.99
5. Baby I Wish
3:44 $0.99
6. Devil's Daughter
3:44 $0.99
7. All That Time Gone
3:48 $0.99
8. C.M.C.
4:08 $0.99
9. Roomful of Blues
5:05 $0.99
10. Magic
5:53 $0.99
11. Something You Got
3:26 $0.99
12. Fine At'tire
4:52 $0.99
13. Spoda Be
4:29 $0.99
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"What's the Chance" Paul Gabriel
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“ What’s The Chance is a strong effort from an artist who will be worth watching for future releases. And when Duke Robillard shows up for the party, where can you go wrong?” by Gary Weeks Blues Blast Magazine

“Paul Gabriel’s What’s the Chance, is sweet as honey. …As with musicians, there are good albums, great albums and albums that will remain in play for generations to come. This album falls into that category. From straight-ahead blues to a touch of smooth jazz, this band has it covered from start to finish. It’s a keeper to be sure.

“Paul Gabriel is clearly a guitarist with an exciting style, but also as a songwriter and singer, he knows how to impress... packed with incisive guitar work of Paul, and sometimes backed by "master" Duke himself… You see it all here: for fans of jazzy swing, blues, and especially clever guitar work, "What's the Chance" by Paul Gabriel, is a lot to enjoy.” ROOTSTIME –BELGIUM

“Gabriel has been anchoring bands for everyone from Harry Chapin to Michael Bolton... Along the way, Gabriel was mentored by Roomful of Blues founder Duke Robillard and you can hear it in his forceful but silky style… it’s no surprise the songs are a run through blues history,... One other thing to love about the set is the warm, old-fashioned sound, captured using vintage tape recording equipment and vintage guitars.” – Chris Jurgensen, Billings Gazette

“What’s The Chance… Smart, tight, sexy, full of band interplay, this is timeless electric blues at its most sophisticate… Duke Robillard is the perfect producer for guitarist-singer-songwriter Paul Gabriel. Putting Robillard and Gabriel together in a recording studio seems like an inevitable step in their long and fruitful musical relationship. The entire collection of supporting musicians are individual standouts, and together they make vibrant, rich music.” By Greg Victor

“Paul Gabriel's What's the Chance .. This disc is rock solid in the Robillard vein, sidling up to ya like a slinky floozy with whiskey on her breath and a very interesting proposal for the rest of the evening after the gig. It's that tight with the sound….Gabriel nails the modern N'Awleans sound in C.M.C. with pinpoint accuracy, knocking the dance hall out of Sea Level while putting the rhythm back on the bar stool…So if the question is What's the Chance…?, the answer is: Very good”
by Mark S. Tucker Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange

“… Gabriel’s guitar work is excellent, with just the right amount of blues and jazz mixed in. He’s also a strong, expressive vocalist, and has provided some memorable songs as well. What’s The Chance is a good mix of blues, R&B, and jazz in the fine tradition of other New England-based blues artists.”
By Graham Clarke Bluebytes

“What’s the Chance…Gabriel’s smooth nightclub-blues style meshes well with that of pal Duke Robillard, who also produced this disc of mostly originals. The New England guitar hot shots trade friendly fire on “Ride Ride
Ride,” while Gabriel’s swinging cover of Chris Kenner’s “Something You Got” truly hits the sweet spot.”
– RA Vintage Guitar Magazine

”To say Paul Gabriel’s guitar playing is smooth would be an understatement ….Gabriel is able to play just about anything and the variety of the songs proves that… While Gabriel may not be a household name, his guitar playing and songwriting is mighty fine and you would be crazy not to give this album a listen.” By Chris Martin Examiner

“…Gabriel’s guitar work is excellent, with just the right amount of blues and jazz mixed in. He’s also a strong, expressive vocalist, and has provided some memorable songs as well. What’s The Chance is a good mix of blues, R&B, and jazz in the fine tradition of other New England-based blues artists.” By Graham Clarke BluesBytes

“Gabriel has been plying his craft for more than 40 years and brings solid songwriting and axe grinding to this album…throughout, Gabriel finds that cool that marked the best blues and R&B of the 50’s.”
by Jim Hynes Elmore Magazine

Paul Gabriel was always drawn to the Blues---as a young person he listened to music that would inspire him the rest of his career. One of the first songs he ever wanted to learn was Honky Tonk, by Bill Doggett, that featured Billy Butler on guitar.”That song had a lifetime of great ideas
and riffs”. After realizing that all the white artists he had listened to during the mid 60’s didn’t invent this, he started backtracking, leading to his love of so many black artists, including BB King,Freddy King, and T-Bone Walker, just to name a few. Mike Bloomfield was also a huge influence and somewhat responsible for the backtracking into the original black artists

"Traditions are honored in Paul Gabriel and his Blues Band's release Shuffle The Deck. The sounds of shuffle, swing and slow blues come from eras past. Rooted in the ambiance of influences such as Magic Sam, Duke Ellington, Count Basie and T-Bone Walker, Shuffle The Deck manages well enough to sound contemporary on its own musical merits.
Paul Gabriel knows originality is the ingredient that helps his music stand out from the rest. His bringing the past to the present is comfortable assurance that traditions have their place and shouldn't be swept under the carpet."

"Paul Gabriel is a fine guitarist" Living Blues Magazine



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