1 Fear No Evil
2 What's Done Is Done
3 Just Let Go
4 My Side of the Fence
5 Cool Like Dat
6 Do What You
Want To Do
7 Give It To
A Good Man
8 Hard Love
9 Beginner At The Blues
10 Mother And Daughter
11 Nothing's Too Good
For My Baby
12 Never Seen You Cry
This Way Before
13 Sending Me Angels
EB Rating - 3.5
Coco Montoya was guitarist for
John Mayall's band for over 10 years, and also spent time with Albert Collins
in the 70's. Although he's considered new on the scene, he's been playing blues for
over 20 years. Unfortunately, all that experience is not projected well on
Just Let Go. Technically, the playing and singing are well done, but
most of the music just isn't exciting. It lacks emotional punch. On top of that, there's really not much uniqueness to Coco's singing or playing
for one to associate with.
There are a few songs on the CD that show it doesn't have to be this way, that Coco does have what it takes. Do What You Want To Do, a
standard blues affair, shows that Coco can sing and play the blues with appreciable fire and passion. Beginner At The Blues
has a real funky groove, and I've Never Seen You Cry Like This Before is an soulful, moving blues ballad.
Coco draws from all those years of experience for this song, and the vocals and guitar are very passionate. This is one great song.
Ultimately, however, there just isn't enough really notable music on this CD for me to recommend it strongly.
Most of the songs are not all that moving or memorable.