The 24th Street Wailers – Wicked

  • July 27, 2014

Toronto’s The 24th Street Wailers latest album, Wicked, is a blistering set of dirty, gritty, horn powered blues. Recorded in Austin with Jimmy Vaughan’s bassist Billy Horton, the songs on Wicked are fueled primarily by smoking saxophone improvisations and Lindsey Beaver’s whiskey soaked vocals. Reminiscent of ‘50s juke joint music, the collection is toe-tapping fun and catchy enough to sing along (see tracks “Aw Baby” and “Feel So Good.”) Other highlights include: the jazzy “Love Me Right”; the lovelorn “I Need You”; the Bo Diddley-esque “Chin Wagger”; and the toe-tapping closer “Shake It.” Wicked is one of the most enjoyable albums I’ve heard all year – give it a listen. – Written by JFelton



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