Friday 11 November 2022

Posted by Gerry Hectic | File under : , , ,

Well know that New Orleans is, on the one hand, full of saints and on the other, it's a party town.  So when native of that city Acantha Lang finds herself in London, there's more than enough folks that are more than happy to ensure that she doesn't do it alone to 'Carry The Weight'.

The single starts like it's a bit 'Tumbling Dice' with that southern soul organ but Acantha takes over with the purest of vocals.  Her time in NYC was no doubt aided by the Brooklyn/Daptone deep soul culture with big horns.  And, there's a superb instrumental version too, like the old 45s A-B side days.

Craig Charles (BBC 6Music) is a big fan and this is another one that you can imagine her killing the Jools Holland Later show.  Apparently, Holland presented her with the 'Blues artist of the Year' at the Boisdale Music Awards so he's on it!

Love this: also try Rat Child's new release.

Artist: Acantha Lang

Title: Carry The Weight

Release date: 11th November, 2022

Label : Self-Released

Catalog Number : Digital / Bandcamp


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