Angel Of Mercy

Angel Of Mercy

performed by Rory Block, 1949- (Rounder Records, 1994), 43 mins

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Field of Interest
American Music
Content Type
Music recording
Duration
43 mins
Format
Audio
Sub Genre
Contemporary Blues, Country/Rural Blues
Label
Rounder Records
Performer
Rory Block, 1949-
Release Date
1994-04-08
Review
Block moves completely away from the blues form on this release, doing original pieces that evoke the familiar themes of alienation, anguish and romantic conflicts, but in a production climate geared more toward folk and singer/songwriter arrangements than 12-bar settings. She still plays excellent guitar solos and accompaniment, but her vocals are now powerful or mournful, questioning or declarative, and she's unconcerned with trying to capture the quality of someone else's compositions. The disc's final selection, the nine-minute-plus "A Father and Two Sons," reworks the biblical Prodigal son tale with a contemporary focus, featuring wonderful vocal interaction between Block and her son Jordan. This album showcases Rory Block's own sound and vision and deserves widespread praise and attention. ~ Ron Wynn, All Music Guide
Subject
American Music, Music & Performing Arts, American Studies, Blues, Blues
Keywords and Translated Subjects
Blues

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