Artists: Fabrio Poggi & Chicken Mambo
Release datew: 2008
Record Company: Ultra Sound Records
Fabrizio Poggi: diatonic, chromatic, bass and tremolo harmonicas, diatonic accordion, washboard, vocals
Maurizio Fassino: acoustic guitar, back vocals
Bobby J. Sacchi: accordion, back vocals
Francesco Garolfi: acoustic & electric guitar, lap steel, mandolin, back vocals
Roberto Re: bass
Stefano Bertolotti: drums and percussions
Garth Hudson: piano and organ on 1,15; accordion on 13
Maud Hudson: vocals on 13, 15
Ponty Bone: accordion on 3, 10
Rob Paparozzi: vocals and harmonica on 2, 5
Donnie Price: bass on 9
Seth Walker: vocals on 16
Stefano Intelisano: Hammond organ on 2, 5, 16
Betti Verri: vocals on 2, 9, 15
Sacher Quartet: back vocals on 4, 12, 15
Giovanni Lanfranchi: violin on 15, 16, 17
Marco Rovino: electric guitar on 11, 17
Davide Giorgi: piano on 18
Erica Opizzi: back vocals on 3, 7
Mauro Sbuttoni: back vocals on 15.
F. Poggi & Chicken Mambo – ‘Mercy’ represents a great goal for Fabrizio, a harmonica player appreciated throughout all the world. It’s an album pervaded by typically blues atmospheres as the style of his successful bandis, however influenced by gospel: Amazing Grace, I Want Jesus To Walk With Me, Precious Lord are spirituals arranged in a very personal and strongly recognizable way. There are many guests: Garth Hudson legendary pianist, organist and accordion player of “The Band”, Maud Hudson wonderful soul vocalist, Rob Paparozzi vocalist, harmonica player and frontman of the “Original Blues Brothers Band” and of legendary “Blood Sweat & Tears”, Ponty Bone cult blues accordion player, Stefano Intelisano “historical” organist of Chicken Mambo, Seth Walkernamed “the new Ray Charles” by Taj Mahal andDonnie Price mythic blues bass player from Texas who boasts featurings with artists such as Willie Nelson and Billy Joe Shaver. As the same Fabrizio Poggi’s Harmonica and vocals stands out for his expressivity: the final outcome of this album reaches and conquers everybody’s secret heartstrings, nobody excluded.
LP suggested by Buscadero, 4 stars.
The product is distributed via USB Card 1GB in which will be inserted in high quality mp3 (or wav on request) and electronic disc booklet: an excellent opportunity to have a great value to our music and a convenient USB support and pocket-sized, shaped like a credit card, reusable as you want.