Blues: The Iron City Soul Shakers

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Texas Platters

The Iron City Soul Shakers

Shake Me Up, Judy!

In nine steel-fisted tracks, the Iron City Soul Shakers hammer their ZZ Top-by-way-of-Memphis sound that frames Kristi Johnston's soulful strut with Turner-esque panache. Santana/Journey vet Gregg Rolie brings his keyboards and voice in for a killer duet on the closest thing to a regional classic in years, Bill Carter's "The Richest One," but "Venko Tuned" positively rips. More, please. ***

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