Tell It To Your Landlord

Harmonica Shah- Vocals and harmonica
Howard Glazer - Electric & acoustic guitar
Bob Godwin -
Art 'Thunder' Vaughan -
Charles Stuart -
Drums on tracks 9 & 12

Recording Production and Engineering -
Howard Glazer

Recorded at Bleed Thru Studios, Dearborn, Michigan
Mixed at Liquid, Toronto by Alec Fraser & Howard Glazer
Mastered by Andy Krehm at Silverbirch Productions
Photography & webmaster - Gary Collver
Design by Amy Occhipinti

Electro-Fi 3377
Audio Sample

Slow and Easy - Shah & Glazer
Welfare Shoes Blues - Shah
Guilty - Shah
Hey Detroit - Shah, Glazer & Godwin
Mean and Evil - Shah
I Heard You Was At The Casino - Shah
Champagne (Cheap Bottle Of Wine) - Shah
Baby, Scratch My Back - Moore
Bumpity Bump - Shah
Crying Michigan Tears - Shah & Glazer
Tell It To Your Landlord - Shah & Glazer
Someday - Shah

"I like my Blues raw, down in the dirt, making love with it" Harmonica Shah told me during the making of this CD. "I don’t like no clean Blues, whoever like it that’s fine, but that’s not what I want to hear", he told Living Blues magazine in a December 2001 interview. So raw blues it is then. 67 minutes worth of musical molten lava featuring Harmonica Shah’s hard driving harp combined with partner Howard Glazer’s muscular yet graceful guitar work. Throw in a back to the wall rhythm section and Shah’s timeless voice pulling sly, streetworn poetry out of the Motor City night air. What you end up with is an album that both stirs up the ghosts all along Hastings Street and testifies that Detroit blues is alive and well.

Andrew Galloway

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