Pete Alderton - Cover My Blues
Pete is supported by the
same team on his new album Cover My Blues, which was released in
March, 2009. Pete, who sings and plays blues harp, is joined by Carsten
Mentzel (guitar, bass, keys), Gerold Kukulenz (upright bass), Michel
Roggenland (drums) and further guest musicians.
Blues legend Sonny Boy
Williamson's ("the father of modern blues harp") Help Me
is best known in the legendary version of Booker T. & The MG's
Green Onion. Pete smacks this song with relish.
Fever was originally a R&B hit of Little Willie John and later for Peggy Lee (1958). Covered by numerous artists the song gained a high popularity in Germany which Pete pays tribute to.
Bill Wither's hit Ain´t No Sunshine is from the same caliber. Pete's rough vocals really fit to the smoky timbre of the song. Little Red Rooster features Udo Timmermeister on slide guitar, together with Pete's vocals the best approach to Howlin' Wolf's original following Willie Dixon's intention.
With Running For Cover adds Carsten Mentzel an own composition in the moody style of the previous songs. The classic jazz song par excellence is George Gershwin's Summertime. I assume it's the most covered jazz classic of all time. Not an excuse but an explanation that Pete couldn't resist to fill the old song with new life.
I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man is the second song composed by Willie Dixon and originally performed by Muddy Waters. According to Wikipedia the Hoochie Coochie was a dance that became wildly popular during and after the Chicago World's Fair in 1893. Pete Alderton finds his own way of interpretation.
John Lennon excitingly
expressed on Cold Turkey the pain of withdrawal. No one can surpass
the original. So let's take Pete's version as homage. Cover My Blues
is a composition by Dagobert Böhm and Pete. A slow piece with your chance
for contemplation. The album is closed by the bonus track Grinning In
Your Face by Eddie James "Son" House, Jr. rising the emotions for a