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The David Landon Band - This Time

Whip Records

After attending college in Boston, David Landon went to Paris to hone his chops. He worked the streets and club scene in Paris and around Europe. When he returned to the states, he settled in the San Francisco Bay area. David is also the owner operator of Whip Records recording studio and record label, which he literally built from the ground up. He is not just the owner. His resume also includes recording engineer, producer, and session player, as well as singer, songwriter, guitarist, and band leader. The David Landon Band is made up of music industry veterans. David and/or members of his band have played with Lenny Williams, Tommy Castro, Coco Montoya, Eric Gales, Frankie Lee, and Earl Thomas. The band plays regularly at Bay area venues such as Biscuits and Blues and the Boom Boom Room. This is David’s fourth CD. All of the songs were written and arranged by David.

This Time has twelve radio friendly tracks whether pop or FM format. “The Biggest Fool,” the opening track, is a rocking number about a musician who loses his woman over a one night indiscretion. It has good organ and guitar solos. The second track, “Think Twice,” warns his new woman not to do what he just did. The CD generally follows in a logical storyline progression. “Say Goodbye” is very Motown like. “My Girl” by the Temptations comes to mind. The theme of indiscretion is carried through. Charles Mc Neal, a guest musician, interjects a soulful sax solo.

Speaking of Motown, the next track, “Who’s Lovin’ You,” even borrows a Motown title. Continuing in the storyline, now that they have said their goodbyes, he’s missing her and asking the age old question, “who’s loving you.” It has a long gospel like instrumental section that I call “taking it to church.” “Log Jam” is a honky tonk instrumental jam. “One Hundred Years” and “Ducks In A Row” are rock and roll numbers. “I’m Gonna Quit You” is a slow blues with stinging guitar. It’s about a bad habit he can’t quit- his woman. This one is a sure bet crowd pleaser at a live show.

In “A Man’s Gotta Be A Man” the storyline fellow has finally got his act together and sends this woman packing. “You’ve Done Nothing Wrong” is an ironic tale. “This Time” is the title track and rightfully so. It’s a very nice ballad. The CD should have ended on “This Time.” The last track, “Goodbye My Friend” ends the story on a goodbye note but the tone of the song seems out of place with the previous tracks.

The songs have standard blues themes, “I did her wrong, she did me wrong, I want her back, I can’t get enough,” but they are done in a fresh way. This Time is a good CD.

Reviewer Sheralyn Graise graduated from the University of Akron a while back. A former Social Services professional, she is now pursuing other interests such as music history, writing, and photography. She has been a member of the Blues Foundation since 2001.

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