Saturday, 14 July 2018

Paul Filipowicz "Unfiltered" 2018 Chicago Blues,Blues Rock


Paul Filipowicz  "Unfiltered" 2018 Chicago Blues,Blues Rock 
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I just had the opportunity to review the most recent release, Unfiltered, from Paul Filipowicz and it's terrific. Opening with Magic Sam's Everything Gonna Be Alright, Filipowicz picks up where he left off on Rough Neck Blues Live with his raw but focused blues attack. Filipowicz doesn't have a "Star Search" voice but this guy has grit and feel and I love it! His guitar playing isn't clean but it has real feel with pinched harmonics, chord bends and max blues. Joined by Benny Rickum on harp, Chris Sandoval on drums, and Rick Smith on bass, this band is serious. Excellent opener. Original track, Brand New Hat could easily have been written in the Mississippi Hill Country with it's driving bass line and the blues are deep with Albert Collins like bends, terrific phrasing and sumptuous horn backing by Tom Sobel on sax and Jack Naus on trumpet. Super! Instrumental title track, Unfiltered, has a Freddie King feel with underlying rock structure but the guitar work is all Filipowicz. Waters influenced, Canal Street, has glistening guitar chords and is a nice showcase for Rickum and Sobel. Little Milton's I Found A New Love, is another terrific track with some of Filipowicz's most expressive vocals and dynamic guitar riffs. Just listen to him dig in...what else could you want! One of my favorites on the release. Another original, My Woman, exhibits howlin' guitar riffs and an anchored beat punched up by the horn work of Sobel and Naus. Wrapping the release is R&B feel Riding High, sounding more "hill country" than Mississippi's own Mack Rice's Mustang Sally. Filipowicz really knows how to milk this groove. His vocals are perfect and his guitar playing stinging with super horn backing. This is an exceptional release with just a ton of vibe! If you haven't checked this guy out yet...you're missing the boat!... Bman's Blues Report.....~


Paul Filipowicz was born in Chicago in 1950. One night while listening to the radio he heard songs by both Sonny Boy Williamson II and Muddy Waters and got bitten by the blues bug. His first exposure to live blues music was going to see Otis Rush. Paul says “The only way my dad could get out of the house on a Saturday night was to take us boys along, and man did we see some joints!” Self taught he learned to play without a guitar pick and his influences include Magic Sam, Muddy Waters, Jimmy Dawkins and Luther Allison. He has opened for Hound Dog Taylor, Mighty Joe Young and many others. Filipowicz released his debut album in 1996. His last release was 2015’s “Rough Neck Blues Live!” recorded at The Knuckle Down Saloon in Madison, WI. Filipowicz is a member of The Chicago Blues Hall of Fame. 

This is Filipowicz’ 10th recording. The band includes Filipowicz, guitars and vocals; the rhythm section of Rick Smith, bass; and Chris Sandoval (who worked with Tommy Castro), drums; and Benny Rickun, harp (from Reverend Raven and The Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys). Also featured is the horn section of Tom Sobel, saxophones; and Jack Naus, trumpet. The album was recorded at “Makin Sausage” Studios, in Milwaukee. 

Filipowicz says he “wanted to pay homage to the sounds that were in the air when I was growing up”. Included are Jimmy Wilson’s 1953 “Tin Pan Alley” released on Big Town Records; two Magic Sam covers, the beautifully sung “All My Whole Life Baby” and “Everything Gonna Be All Right” both recorded on Cobra Records in 1958; Little Milton’s “I Found A New Love” from 1959; Howlin’ Wolf’s “Howling For My Darling”, featuring pianist Jimmy Voegeli, originally released on Chess Records in 1960; and Lowell Fulsom’s “Reconsider Baby” from 1962 with a great horn arrangement. These are performed with a reverence. 

Five Filipowicz originals are also included. “Brand New Hat”; “My Woman” and “Riding High” are well written songs with some especially fine guitar. My favorites however are the two instrumentals. “Canal Street” is “the street sounds from the ears of a ten year old out past eleven o’clock at night” featuring Rickun on harp. While the guitar shuffle and title track “Unfiltered” is “an attempt to condense…all the music drifting through the air during these excursions”....by....Richard Ludmerer....~


Paul Filipowicz’s 10th recording “Unfiltered” is the smokin’summer soundtrack of 2018. From the first gut-bucket note of Magic Sam’s “AllMy Whole Life Baby” to the low-down pool hall and juke-box sounds he heard inthe early ‘60s, Chicago Blues Hall of Fame guitarist Paul Filipowicz breaks the filter off his smoking blues and gives it to you straight. “I got my blues educationthe old-fashioned way,” Paul says. “The only way my dad could get out of thehouse on a Saturday night was to take us boys along, and man did we see somejoints!” 
On this recording Paul pays homage to the masters. Three Magic Sam tracks 
draw on Paul’s history of playing an all-Magic Sam set in the ‘70s, and Lowell 
Fulson and Howlin’ Wolf tracks are also represented with a deftness of hand that 
is true to their creators. The album includes five Paul Filipowicz originals, 
including the rollicking “Riding High” and the four-on-the-floor ass shakers “Brand 
New Hat” and “My Woman.” In the moody harp instrumental “Canal Street,” 
inspired by long ago late-night memories, harp-master Benny Rickun takes it all the way downtown, before the boys take 
you back uptown with the rowdy guitar shuffle and title track “Unfiltered.” 
The Paul Filipowicz Blues Band, with an all-star lineup featuring alumni of the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys, the Tommy 
Castro Band, The Groove Hogs, Brian Lee, and Dave Mason, has been bringing it strong every night for over 40 years........~

Blues rocker Paul Filipowicz gets street level on this rollicking session with Benny Rickun/harp, Chris Sandoval/dr, Rick Smith-Tony Menzer/b, Tom Sobel/sax, Jack Naus/tp and Jimmy Voegeli/p. He’s got a rough and ready voice, ready to growl out on groovers like “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright” while Rickun’s harp wails at the moon on “Howlin’ For My Darling” and “I Found a New Love.” The horns get STAX swampy on “Riding High” and the murky “Brand New Hat” while Filipowicz’s guitar snarls on “Tin Pan Alley” and slides like Ricky Henderson on “Canal Stree....~


MUSICIANS 
Paul Filipowicz - Guitars and vocals 
Benny Rickun - Harp 
Chris Sandoval - Drums 
Rick Smith - Bass 
Tony Menzer -Bass on #6 
Jimmy Voegeli Piano on # 5 
Tom Sobel – Tenor/Baritone Sax on #2, #3, #4, #5, #8, 
#10, #11 
Jack Naus – Trumpet on #2, #3, #8, #10

Album track list: 
01.”All My Whole Life Baby” [Samuel Gene Maghett] – 02.”Brand New Hat” – 03.”Unfiltered” – 04.”Canal Street” – 05.”Howlin For My Darling” [C.A.Burnett/W.J.Dixon] – 06.”Every Things Gonna Be All Right” [Samuel Gene Maghett] – 07.”I Found a New Love” [M.Campbell/B.Lyons] – 08.”My Woman” – 09.”Tin Pan Alley” [R.Geddins/J.Wilson] – 10.”Reconsider Baby” [Lowell Fulsom] – 11.”Riding High” – Written by Paul Filipowicz and/or as [noted] ℗ 2018 – Produced by Paul Filipowicz & Steve Hamilton for Big Jake Records 

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