Tuesday, October 2, 2018


Jones is a sneaky fellow. He plays it pretty cool on the first couple of numbers in this live set, some easy-going, good time cuts, no guitar heroics. But then, on I Don't Believe A Word You Say, he absolutely shreds, tearing a new F-hole in his guitar. Then he turns Howlin' Wolf's Moanin' At Midnight into something new, a little bit of a Hendrix-psych excursion.

Guitar's only part of Jones' show, as he proves on this album recorded in Gatineau. He throws a big mixed bag of a party, from the jump blues of B.B. King's Early Every Morning to the vocal R'n'B of The "5" Royales' Catch That Teardrop. He even finds a groove for Dylan's Tonight I'll Be Staying Here With You, one of the 11 previously-unreleased songs by Jones found here.

The album closes with a show-stopper, a wonderful medley of iconic guitar riffs, some 17 that everyone knows, from Hawaii Five-O to Day Tripper to Oh Pretty Woman. Best of all, Jones manages to bring the fun and fireworks from the club stage right to through to your home, definitely not an easy trick.

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