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Ain't No Good Life

by Rusty Wright Blues

Electric Blues with a dash of Southern Rock and Chicago groove that might best be described as Bonnie Raitt and ZZ Top crashing an Allman Brothers house party.
Genre: Blues: Blues-Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Ain't No Good Life
5:31 $0.89
2. I Ain't From Mississippi
3:43 $0.89
3. The Fool Will Do
3:38 $0.89
4. Hang Dog
3:19 $0.89
5. Do It Again
3:58 $0.89
6. Summertime
7:06 $0.89
7. Nasty Reputation
3:53 $0.89
8. Somethin' Missin'
4:26 $0.89
9. Long Time Comin'
3:43 $0.89
10. Missin' You
5:05 $0.89
11. Don't Need Yo Bad Mind
3:32 $0.89
12. Toppy
3:57 $0.89
13. Hell On My Heels
3:51 $0.89
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Album Notes
The RWB sound is guitar-based and contemporary, with a sax section and soaring B3 adding tasty layers of texture. Add dual lead vocalists, a pinch of Motor City attitude, a drop or two of humor and top it all off with a splash of southern rock and you’ve got a musical molotov cocktail called the Rusty Wright Band.



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jean from france

this cd is essential,some tracks like zz top,others like
stevie ray,incredible guitar rock with energy

Pat Gervais, host of The Blues Cafe on WRSW 107.3 FM

This CD rocks!!!
The way that you have intermixed the low key, but deeply moving, “Ain’t No Good Life” with the in your face blues and fret
work on “Hell On My Heels” (with the old “78” style ending) will leave any true blues fan begging for more. As Rickey Medlocke said
“Dude, where the hell did you come from?” You need to get this sound out to the world. You will defiantly be added to my play list.
This is a “Must Have” CD for any blues lover."


Storming southern blues
Starting off with the message that the blues are everywhere, Rusty Wright launches a mission to raise our spirits. This fine collection of songs has a good natured feel that is missing from so much modern music. However, this does not mean that it lacks fire in its belly. Rusty makes his guitar sing, spit fire or soothe the soul depending on the song.
Kind of like Poppa Chubby without the urban aggression, the warmth and honesty of this band's performance (and it does sound like a band playing, not just a bunch of session musicians) will charm you. Any album that can leave you smiling is fine with us. Smile we did and so will you. Ain't no good life? BluesBunny thinks this album makes life good. This is quality. No doubt about it.

Tom Paley

I unfortunely didn't purchase this from CD Baby. Had I known prior to downloading from Rusty's site I would have gladly given my money to CDBABY. This, as he says, is his life rolled into one CD. If you want to feel, smell and touch the blues as he does, buy this CD he has put his heart and soul and years of experience into it. THANK YOU RUSTY and CDbaby


My first Rusty Wright CD and it is the best!!
I heard Rusty at a Jazz festiful. It reminded me some much of the old group - Little Feat. This CD is simply awesome. I could never have asked for anything better. Thanks

Blues 4U Magazine

Outstanding Body of Work! A Must-Have for the CD Collection!
This is a great recording that deserves to be in any blues CD collection in America! What Rusty & Laurie (and his superb group of supporting musicians) have done with this CD is defy the laws of "blues physics". What a treat! If you are a rocker but want to get into good blues music, this is an excellent place to start!!

You know, besides Rusty's AWESOME head-cutting skills, you've got to tip your hat to the incomparable Tommy Stewart, formerly of Godsmack fame, and "the Hitman", Steve Himes for some steroid-injected B-3 action.

greg \"bluenote\" angel

VERY cool band
Saw Rusty Wright for the first time at the Bayfront Blues Fest in Duluth, MN, this summer, and am hooked! Rusty is an excellent guitar player, and just the groove these folks lay out is just amazing, and just a fun party. Like i said the first time i heard Joe Bonamassa live, \"i gotta have every cd this band has issued. Have to get this band to Minneapolis!


In his press kit, Rusty Wright uses a short paragraph to explain what “Rusty Wright Blues” is. As a way of explaining the bands untraditional style of blues, he compares using one crayon to using all the colors in the box. Hence, a more diversified, cutting edge, and unconventional, assortment of blues styles should be expected. Hmmmmm......"more diversified", "cutting edge" and "unconventional".....isn't that normal for Detroit area bands? So why the disclaimer? "AIN'T NO GOOD LIFE", the title track, proved to be one of the discs most traditional tracks. It's a soft ballad which introduces Rusty's magnificent voice and offers a tease of some great slide and lead guitar. The opening track has left me exactly where it's supposed to - I'm already looking forward to more. "I AIN'T FROM MISSISSIPPI" is fast, funky and furious. On this one RUSTY and STEVEN take turns losing control on guitar and organ while the rhythm section - behind Mr. & Mrs Wright on vocals - is keeping up with them. This one's hot! "THE FOOL WILL DO" is one of those songs that you just can't do anything while listening to - except boogie that is. As soon as it came on, my foot started tapping the floor, my hand started tapping my knee and my head started bobbing. Then, as soon as it ended instinct led me to hit the replay button and the process started all over again - without missing a beat. The combo of STEVE on keyboards, RANDY on bass and DAN on drums is one hell of a rhythm section. With all of the great guitar work and the constant groove that this rhythm section is in, this next statement may be debated, but "DO IT AGAIN" is all about the vocals. RUSTY AND LAURIE are amazing together. Not since the early years of the great Jefferson Airplane have I heard such good male/female vocal harmony. All I can say about "SUMMERTIME" is to add LAURIE to the long list of female singers that have done an excellent job belting out this tune. Just make sure she's near the top of that list. "MISSIN' YOU" is similar to "DO IT AGAIN". Musically the whole band is in a constant jam while RUSTY and LAURIE sing their hearts out. In the disc’s notes, RUSTY refers to "HELL ON MY HEELS" as four minutes of pure blues guitar mayhem in the tradition of the "Crossroads". Let's just say that's the ideal description of this track and leave it at that.

Larry Tyler

Good Rocking
I enjoyed this. Turn it up load and rock out