Blues Matters, April 2015

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Charlie Wood – New Souvenirs  (Perdido Records. CD Review by Sebastian Scotney)There sometimes seems no limit to the number of fine and fully-formed artists who – for different reasons, but very often for reasons of the heart – decide to uproot and transplant themselves to the South-East of England. We now have  another authentic, compelling, inviting […]

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CHARLIE WOOD ★★★★ New Souvenirs  Charlie Wood was an admired figure on the music scene of his hometown, Memphis, and toured in Albert King’s band before, some years back, moving to London where his talents as a musician, singer, songwriter and arranger are becoming ever more appreciated. On New Souvenirs, his sixth album, the writing is exceptional, […]

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Memphis-born but UK-based, Charlie Wood is a pianist, singer and songwriter equally at home in blues, jazz, soul, or r’n’b.  His latest album, New Souvenirs, has just been released on the Perdido Records label.  My initial impression on hearing it was that Wood reminded me of a less theatrical blend of Van Morrison and Georgie […]

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Jazz Journal

Another ★★★★ review for “New Souvenirs” plus a profile on Charlie by Mark Gilbert http://perdido.co.uk/files/Jazz_Journal_FEATURE_REVIEW.pdf  

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★★★★ New Souvenirs Charlie Wood While Charlie Wood’s previous release on the Memphis-based independent label Archer Records, his fine 2012 album Lush Life, served up an 11-track collection of covers, New Souvenirs sees the singer, songwriter and keyboardist return to the fertile territory of self-penned material.  Co-produced with his wife, Jacqui Dankworth, it’s a collection […]

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Penny Black Music

Charlie Wood: New Souvenirs Reviewed By: Nick Dent-Robinson Label: Perdido Records Format: CD Charlie Wood has won an ever bigger following over the past few years. His compositions are highly original and his influences wide – from American country through blues to jazz. But, as evidenced by this latest album, Charlie’s virtuosity as both vocalist and […]

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★★★★ Lush Life Charlie Wood Charlie Wood’s seventh album Lush Life is his second release on the Memphis-Based independent label, Archer Records, following his 2009 album Flutter and Wow. From the dazzling pianism and smoky vocals on album opener, ‘Route 66’, and the mellifluous scat on ‘All The Things You Are’ to an ebullient ‘On […]

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Flutter and Wow Review

2010

In some old movie and TV dramas (that is, pre- 1965), there be a singer/pianist working at a local bistro/watering hole wherein the main character/hero/protagonist hangs out. This singer (usually male, rarely female) would often be a pal, confidant, and/or an informant of the main character, or simply sing some cool songs to provide or […]

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Having relocated from the Bluff City to the U.K., singer-songwriter Wood looks back on his time with Albert King, lessons learned on Beale Street, and the lasting influence of Mose Allison. by Larry Nager GLANCE at this singer/pianist’s bio and you might think you’re dealing with a Delta piano king of bygone days. Born and […]

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