Easily one of the best white soul singers -- and a savvy songsmith to boot -- this economy-sized New Yorker can flat-out play. On Big Man Big Guitar he has ample room to showcase his chops. Multiple guitar choruses abound on this composite set, taken from two sessions done for Radio France. The mostly uptempo songlist showcases Chubby's best studio fare of late, including his hometown 9-11 nightmare "Somebody Let the Devil Out" and the primo soul burner "Time Is Killing Me." The surprise of the set is a rousing run at Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah." Chubby's catalogue was about due for something live, and this disc fills the bill quite nicely.
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