Reviewed November 2001
greasy kid stuff
Evidence Music, Inc. ECD 26117-2
Photo by: Stephen Hodges
Greasy Kid Stuff; Chicken Hearted Women; Charlie's Old Highway 51 Blues; Say What You
Mean, Baby; I Don't Care Who Knows; It's Hot In Here; Devil's Foot; Low Down Woman; Hold Me
Tenderly; Marion's Mood; Rich Man's Woman On A Poor Man's Pay; Gratitude Is Riches and
Complaint Is Poverty; Ain't Gonna Holler; That's What She Hollered; Country Woman; Mean Ol'
Lonesome Train; Harmonica Hangover
Kid Ramos on guitar & vocals, Tom Mann on piano, Jeff Turmes on bass, rhythm guitar, and
saxes, and Richard Innes on drums. Not your basic four-piece band. Each and every one a
stellar example of musicianship. To top it off, Ramos brought in a few of his buddies to help out
with this release. But, get this, they're all harmonica players.
You've probably heard of some of these guys. Paul deLay, Johnny Dyer, Rick Estrin, James
Harman, Charlie Musselwhite, Rod Piazza, and Lynwood Slim. Each one a great artist. Each one
adding their own style to this.
David "Kid" Ramos spent seven years as a member of the James Harman Band, and in 1995 he
joined the Fabulous Thunderbirds. His 1999 solo release, the self-titled "Kid Ramos" garnered
three W.C. Handy nominations, while his 2000 release "West Coast House Party" picked up two
more. I can't wait to see what this album of "greasy blues" will do!
Take the Kids' tasty licks throughout, add to it the finest harmonica players in the world, make it
blues, and you've got a winner!