The Story of Sonny Boy Slim [CD]

  • Artist: Gary Clark, Jr.
  • SKU: 4331791
  • Release Date: 09/11/2015
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90% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (50 out of 56)

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Continued Evolution from Gary Clark Jr.

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    CMeade
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    On his sophomore LP, Gary Clark Jr., continues his evolution as an artist. This album functions better as a whole than his debut album, mainly because it does not try on as many styles of songs as Blak & Blu. Rather Clark's varied influences (Blues, R&B, Rock, Pop) are melded together more cohesively on Sonny Boy Slim. The main complaint of this, and his previous efforts, are that his studio tracks, while good, do not come close to matching the electricity of his live output. Until he can do that, Clark fans will have to settle for good, but not great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Is the blues alive?

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    theotherguy
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    Yes, the blues are alive. It is not however the classic blues that many pine for. Those days and musicians are gone. However musicians like Gary Clark Jr. are making their version of the blues. A mix of styles and genres with a base that is blues. That is not a slam in anyway. It is the future which can take some getting used too. Depending on the person and how much they revere the blues classics. This is not B.B. or Muddy. This is Gary.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Soulful

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    ErieAudiophyle
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    I was a little disappointed at the lack of rockin blues on this album, it's more funky R&B with a fresh take as Gary Clark Jr is quite effective at. I prefer his works such as "Bright Lights". Nonetheless this album is very good for what it is and I will continue to purchase his work. Take your classic old man blues artists, throw in some Marvin Gaye and put a fresh spin on and you have Gary Clark Jr. A burgeoning superstar.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good solid blues and more

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    phred1313
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    Gary Clark Jr weaves many styles of music together here. It is a mix of Blues, Funk, Soul with a taste of Hip Hop. This album shows us where Blues could be going. While I am more of a traditional Blues lover I can appreciate the fresh vision here of what could happen in times to come.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    No Sophomore Slump

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    WarrickPhoto
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    Gary delivers another great album with his 2nd studio album. I wouldn't say it is quite as great as his first offering, but still some really powerful, soulful guitar playing here. Only thing I would like better is a bit less of the R&B vibe it gets in places and more of the raw bluesy rock he delivers.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Gary Clark Jr. Does it Again!!!!!!!

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    Steve
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    If you are a Gary Clark Jr. fan you will not be disappointed. His guitar playing is excellent as always but the vocals are better than his previous albums. You can see him maturing as an artist on this record. He seems more self assured about his vocal abilities. Highly Recommended.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Gary Clark Jr. is AMAZING!

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    MarkyMark
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    Having all of Gary Clark Jr.'s previous albums and an admire of his work, this was a first day buy for me. The man is an amazing guitar player, great voice and is backed by a rocking band. Don't THINK about buying this album, do yourself and your ears a favor and JUST BUY IT!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    more guitar heroics from mr. clark

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    natethegreat
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    Fans of gary clark jr.will enjoy this album and those new to him will want to hear his catalog after giving this a spin. He continues to honor the blues while exploring new sounds on this satisfying collection. Clark is the best young blues/rock guitarist around!

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