It's not just an exercise in one style of blues, either. Considering its sparse approach, you might expect Brazier to focus on just one style, but he plays electric guitar on only 6 of the 11 songs on Behind the Sun. "Angel on My Shoulder" is John Lee Hooker boogie with a vicious harp solo, and there are echoes of Elmore James on "Shoestring Boogie" and of the Piedmont folk-blues singer Willie McTell on "Money in Your Pants." Downchild serves us a steel guitar rag with "On My Way Back Home" and pure Chicago blues with "Workin' for the Boss." "Chewing Gum Blues" is a skiffle flavored as much by Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly as by Lonnie Donegan. Like his idol, Lockwood, Mr. Downchild is a transplanted Cleveland treasure.
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