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It's Different Today

by Urban Blue

A hot blues guitarist fronts a six-piece band with horns, keyboards and a songwriting team that been together for decades.
Genre: Blues: Guitar Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Bag O'Weed
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2. Lila
3:41 $0.99
3. Lady In Blue
6:32 $0.99
4. Girls Gotta Go
4:19 $0.99
5. Heaven Eyes
5:14 $0.99
6. Dancing The Night Away
4:58 $0.99
7. Crossroads
3:45 $0.99
8. Hot Summer Rain
5:58 $0.99
9. Middle Of Nowhere
5:05 $0.99
10. Cecilia
4:26 $0.99
11. Redheaded Lady
6:04 $0.99
12. The French Song
5:29 $0.99
13. Steaks and Chops
4:45 $0.99
14. It's Different Today
6:25 $0.99
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Album Notes
The partnership of Mark Mayo on guitar and Mark Polott on bass present their latest collaboration, Urban Blue. Joined by a hot horn section and keyboards, the band burns through thirteen original songs and the Robert Johnson classic, Crossroads. The duos maturity as songwriters is evident as you progress from track to track. The set showcases Mayo's robust tone and bluesy voice and fixes his place in the heirarchy of great New York guitarists. Polott's energetic basslines set the pace for the musical journey and his melodic vocals give a varying texture to the range of material on the cd. Mix in the steamy Hammond organ of Jim Taormina and the fiery sax of new young talent, Senien Hicks, and the result reminds you of some of the great classics but is something entirely new. The sessions are rounded out by Dave Painchaud on trumpet and drummers Doug Sako and the irrepressible Alan Scott Plotkin, who has joined the group after a chance encounter in an elevator. Mark and Mark called on their friend, Lloyd Landesman to engineer and co-produce the album. He was a bandmate when they all played together in Haystacks Balboa, one of New Yorks great underground bands in the 70's.



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Dario Cairoli

Loved the whole CD, well done
Loved the variety and the tightness, absolutely loved the guitar work, but it was all very well done

Mary Lou aka Pebbles

Awesome! Takes me back in time!
Urban Blue has great sound, great lyrics and really brought me back to my youth. I love the raspy sounds, the down and dirty bluesy sound leaves me wanting more.

James Spina

This Will Haystacks Balblowya Away!
Yes the clapton and beck connotations are certainly there but the real root of this terrifically full-formed band holds distinctively closer ties to the horn driven sound of a variety of John Mayall bands and the promise of what Electric Flag COULD have become. The partnership of mayo and polott dates back to the early heavy rock daze of Haystacks Balboa, a band whose time came and went far too fast. the two Marks have stayed together in riff-gangster harmony for years and have honed both chops and songwriting to a sphere of perfection that nearly belies their white-boys-based-in-blues heritage. this CD should be gaining massive amounts of acclaim but the world of pop culture and sound has moved on beyond the power of this mountain of sound/song. But FIVE stars? Yes. Nothing less. It's got to do with the ease and confidence layered on to the swing of this mighty music. These guys have been doing this for ages and yet not a note or noise sounds jaded or jilted. There is joy in the tear here and a rush of emotions that can only come for musicians doing it for the elusive love of music.