You Need to Come Back
Slow Blind Hill has been playing it's unique combination of blues and jazz around Knoxville, Tennessee since 1994. Imagine a combination of Louis Jordan, B.B. King, Jimmy McGriff and Duke Ellington, with a little Muddy, Jimi, Bootsie and Miles thrown in for good measure, and that's Slow Blind Hill. 'Demonstrating a variety of genres, 'You Need To Come Back' contains the fingerprints of each of these artists. The musical divisions stretch from funk ('World's Goin' Crazy') to Latin swing ('Tsukas By Surprise') to standard blues ('Child, My Child' and 'Cold, Cold Bed'). As the group's primary songwriter, lead singer Jaimie Cameron spins lyrics with an unusually broad focus in comparison to the introspective bluesmen Slow Blind Hill follows in the footsteps of. 'You Need to Come Back' and 'World's Goin' Crazy' offer different responses to the stressful times of the post-September 11 era, addressing issues many contemporary artists are content to ignore. In both the more solemn tunes, as well as the light-hearted numbers like 'I'm Gonna Drink,' Cameron shows off a knack for catchy hooks and creative phrasings. The instrumental '2-3-4' and 'Crunch Time' reflect the group's wide-ranging ability, and Cameron's vocals are a solid complement throughout the album. In roughly half the songs, Box is backed by a full horn section, often with striking results. With it's long instrumental breaks and many solos, You Need to Come Back will provide enjoyable moments for fans of most any blues instrument.' Metro Pulse.