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MP3 Slick Willie - Spankin' The Plank

Spankin'' The Plank is Slick Willie''s first record. The tracks include acoustic roots rock with sweet mandolin, blues with rockin'' guitar & piano breaks as well as rockers with a classic rock feel. A Pro CD-R with a nice silk screen label.

12 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Roots Rock, BLUES: Rockin'' Blues

LAMAR DAVIS - electric & acoustic guitar, vocals, incense
STEVE FILLICELLI - drums, acoustic bass, vocals
TOM POTTER - bass, acoustic guitar, mandolin, vocals

Spankin'' The Plank was recorded, mixed and mastered at...
Tomb Studio, Port St. John, Florida except mandolin and dobro recorded at Cat Fish Studio, Millwood, New York.
Produced by Slick Willie | Engineered by Steve Fillicelli except Cat Fish Studio recordings engineered by Jon Sholle.
Cover design by Tom Potter.

Special guests...
Tim Renshaw - keyboards
"Hungry" Mike Sassano - mandolin
Ben Freed - dobro

Special thanks to...
Rob Reed & Michael Wright at Dick Digital Studios.
The Upstate New York Connection.
Donna, Sue & Donna.

SLICK WILLIE has been playing in and around Brevard County, Florida since forming in 1998 as a four piece band. Percussionist/vocalist Mark Hovis left the band in 1999
and Lamar, Steve & Tom have carried on as a three piece outfit ever since.
(You can still catch Mark sitting in with Slick Willie on rare occasions).

Florida CD''s in Review
by Chris Long
After listening to the first two tracks of this record I thought it was gonna be just another garden variety "this Bud''s for you" local blues CD. How wrong I was! I thought Black Eyed Soul was the only band ''round these parts doing "roots" music, but Slick Willie has got mandolins, dobros, and pedal steel all over this record.
Having said that, it should come as no surprise to the band that "Old Sneaks" and "Roots and Wings" were my two favorite tracks. Although only 11 songs are listed on the cover, track #12 (the mystery bonus cut) is a much more traditional country/roots version of track #3, "Old Sneaks". Both are great versions, however I preferred #12.
As I mentioned at the beginning, songs like "something You Know", "Bad Example", "Clean Up Aisle #4", and "Spankin the Plank" are classic upbeat rockin'' blues numbers, while songs like "With Your Mind" and "Perception of Reality" have sort of a "Van Morrison" feel. At times some of the music and vocals remind me a lot of Asleep At The Wheel (I hope people know what that means) which is definitely a VERY good thing...
It will be interesting to see where this record ranks on the ole year end Top Ten list in this column next month.

Florida CD''s: The Top Ten of 2002
by Chris Long
#8 SLICK WILLIE - Spankin'' The Plank 12 song CD:
One of very few groups to be playing this kind of roots & blues based music.

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