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-Turn It Up!-
By Bob Silvestri

Good music will never die no matter what the record companies force feed the public. Sometimes you have to search for it but it can be found. Sometimes right in your own backyard such as the outstanding new release from The Headers titled Turn It Up! The is true rock and roll steeped in The Sun Records tradition of guitar, upright bass and drums. The band (Bobby Lebel-guitar/lead vocals, Buffalo Music Hall of Famer Scott Freilich-bass and Dan Stoll - drums) are amazing musicians in their ability to sound new and exciting and not formulaic. Perhaps they have even formed a new genre of music Jazzabilly for it melding of Rockabilly with Jazz elements. The guitar work of Lebel is nonpareil with great tone and clarity. Not since the late Danny Gatton have I heard a guitarist sound this good. Freilich and Stoll are no slouches either as they keep thing running smooth in the engine room. Ten original tunes and an out of this world cover of Steely Dan’s “Bodhisattva” that you have to hear to believe comprises the disc. Highlights are hard to pick out as there are many but I’m going with “Pretty Good Shape”, “Hard Man To Love”, “How High The Sky”, the title cut “Turn It Up”, the afore mentioned “Bodhisattva” and “Blue Highway”. For more on The Headers go to www.theheaders.com

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