Cheryl Lescom and the Tuscon Choir Boys release their second full-length album together.
Cheryl Lescom has been a prominent figure on the Canadian blues scene for the last 30 years having worked with the likes of Ronnie Hawkins, Long John Baldry, and Jeff Healey to name but a few. In 2008, Cheryl joined forces with the Tuscon Choir Boys and a year later they released their debut self-titled album.
This year, Cheryl Lescom and the Tuscon Choir Boys unveiled their latest offering, 1953. The album opens with some gritty blues in the shape of “Dollar Store Lover.” Lescom has a phenomenal voice and is complemented perfectly by the backing vocals of the Tuscon Choir Boys throughout who add some wonderful harmonies and doo-waps to give the album that very vintage rock and roll sound. This is particularly noticeable on tracks like “Soul Shakin Romance” and “Party Girl.”
1953 has some great songwriting with heartfelt love songs like “Too Much Time,” which has a bit more of a country feel to it, and “It’s Not You, It’s Me.” However, it’s up-tempo number “Nice Mix of Crazy” that makes you want to get up and dance with it’s rolling double bass groove and whirring organ.
This is a great second album from some of the finest artists on the Canadian blues scene. 1953 transports you back to the golden days of rock and roll. Long may their partnership continue.