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Generally we would expect to come up with around 250 words or so to review a CD and sometimes that just isn’t enough, but on the other hand, sometimes you just can’t find enough to say about a particular CD, and that is the case here.
Don’t get me wrong I actually like this CD, which seems to be a tribute that Harold’s Dad. Ten tracks all self-penned with Harold playing all the instruments himself except for drums, and bass on track 4 “Red Stag”. There nothing complicated about any of the songs, no fancy drawn out solos, no filling, and just good honest working man’s music.
Dave Stone- Blues Matters
HAROLD MIKE SIZEMORE That Old Man ‘n’ Me independent HAROLD MIKE SIZEMORE That Old Man 'n' Me Blimey, someone else who thinks that two names aren’t enough. But unlike the blues rock up above, this is rootsy, introspective Americana. And it’s a concept (ish) album. Mr Sizemore has spent the last five years putting together a song cycle about his father, and the relationship he had with him, following the death of his father in 2009. Now my Dad died when I was still at the school, so I only have vague memories of him, so it must be a comforting feeling to be able to put down in words and music how you feel about your father. And he has a good way with a lyric and a melody, which is as much akin to the singer / songwriters of the early seventies, as it is anything else. There’s certainly a handful of tunes well worth your attention, with the best being ‘Hell for Certain’, ‘Think About Memphis’ and ‘Driving Drunk’, all of them topped off with a very listenable voice.
Stuart Hamilton- The Rocker