New Alligator Records Album Debut “Soul Shot”
February 27, 2012
ALLIGATOR RECORDS HAS SET AN APRIL 10 STREET DATE FOR SOUL SHOT (AL 4947), THE BLISTERING NEW ALBUM (AND LABEL DEBUT) FROM AWARD-WINNING VOCALIST/SONGWRITER/HARMONICA ICON CURTIS SALGADO. WINNER OF THE 2010 BLUES MUSIC AWARD FOR SOUL BLUES ARTIST OF THE YEAR, SALGADO EFFORTLESSLY MIXES R&B, FUNK AND BLUES, WITH A DELIVERY THAT IS RAW AND HEARTFELT. HE MOVES WITH EASE FROM THE TENDEREST BALLADS TO THE MOST FULL-THROATED STOMPERS.
Soul Shot was produced by funk and R&B guitarist Marlon McClain, drummer Tony Braunagel and co-produced by Salgado. “I wanted to make a soul record that you can listen to and dance to,” says Salgado. And that’s just what he and members of The Phantom Blues Band, along with additional guest musicians, did. Soul Shot speaks loud and clear to contemporary audiences, carrying on the timeless spirit of 1960s and ’70s R&B. The album features four Salgado originals and seven carefully chosen covers. Songs by Johnny “Guitar” Watson, George Clinton, Otis Redding and Bobby Womack flow into and out of Salgado’s own compositions. Each track – the slow-burning ballads and the driving rockers – is delivered with the vocal power and passion of a musical master. “Soul Shot was the most challenging recording of my career,” he says, “and it’s the solid best thing I’ve ever done. That’s a fact.”