coverA little bit of Western swing, a bit of Chicago jazz, a splash of cowboy
music, all mixed with the roaring be bop sound of the 40’s and 50’s. This
is Susie Blue And The Lonesome Fellas’ business card, band fronted by the beautiful and sensual voice of Solitaire Miles. This is not just country music, but it revisits the sound of the golden years in America, when at the top of charts were names like Wanda Jackson, Peggy Lee and June Carter. Cindy Walker (I Hear You Talkin’, Me & The Man In The Moon), but also Floyd Tillman, Kay Starr And Tennessee Ernie and Ted Daffan are reinterpreted brilliantly and convincingly. Cigarette and Coffee Blues is a beautiful song brought to success by both Lefty Frizzell as well as Marty Robbins. The album closes with (Ghost) Riders in the Sky, a 1948 song written by Stan Jones and anthem, for all cowboys of the world. The jazz and Western swing version by Susie Blue And The Lonesome Fellas is very original and combines the sound of the great plains with the smoke filled clubs of Chicago. A brave album, and at the same time particular, ranging from country music, fanning out into many directions thanks to the great vocal quality of Susie. A sort of back to the future, the America of Dale Evans, of Bob Wills and Etta James, projected to our times. (Gianluca Sitta)