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AZ Kenny Tsak and 56 Deluxe "Like We Do (Live)"
After a nearly 25 year hiatus from the music scene, AZ Kenny Tsak with 56 Deluxe, wasted no time roaring back to the forefront of the music biz, first with "Like I Do" and now with the equally ground breaking and exciting new release "Like We Do (Live)".
AZ Kenny Tsak and 56 Deluxe's "Like We Do (Live)" marks the second Album I have had the pleasure of receiving, listening to, and reviewing. Their first Album, "Like I Do" garnered a quick response from the Music Industry and raced to the top of the charts internationally. It was an Album that also quickly got my attention, receiving a 5***** Rating from me and placing it #12 on my Top 25 Albums List for 2009. Now with the release of "Like We Do (Live)", I am more than convinced that AZ Kenny Tsak and 56 Deluxe are absolutely the real deal when it comes to killer Rock N Roll, peppered liberally with the Blues.
Consisting of 12 Tracks, 7 of which are Originals and 5 Covers, "Like We Do (Live)" grabs you from the first few moments of the opening track, "Ain't Doin' Too Bad", and simply does not let you go until after the last notes of the closing track, "These Blues is Killin' Me", putting you, as the listener, firmly in place Front Row Center with this exceptionally well done Live Recording.
As the name implies, "Like We Do (Live)", was indeed done Live and "recorded locally in South Florida at Chef Johns Bistro and Blues, Jupiter, Rosey Baby, Lauderhill, Fishtales, Fort Lauderdale, & Tommy Lee Cook’s World Famous Buckingham’s Blues Bar, Fort Myers." Hearing AZ Kenny Tsak and 56 Deluxe in this manner leaves no doubt as to just how good they are as a Live band, which is not often the case with other bands that you have only experienced listening to via overly Studiofied Albums.
With basically the same Killer Lineup as their previous release, AZ Kenny Tsak, whoms vocals I have compared to "a cross between Long John Baldry and Motorhead's Lemmy" and 56 Deluxe, continue to motor along quite confidently down the present day Rock and Blues Highway, more than content on waving at the so called competition, via their rear view mirror.
"Like We Do (Live)" has no problem garnering a 5***** Rating from me. AZ Kenny Tsak and 56 Deluxe have once again shown me and all their fans, that they are indeed a new force to be dealt with on the Rock N Roll and Blues Music Scene and have proved to me that once you have listened to "Like We Do (Live)", you will all truly have only one response, "We Do Like".
Review by John Vermilyea (Blues Underground Network)
1.Ain't Doin' Too Bad
2.Down South Florida
3.Fool for Your Stockings
4.Got to Have Me a Drink
5.Shake Your Money Maker
6.Twelve Step Boogie
7.Red, White & Blues
8.All It Takes
9.I Just Wanna Make Love to You
11.Like I Do
12.These Blues is Killin' Me
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