This River (Ltd Autographed Edition)

JJ Grey & Mofro

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Proper Records
June 24, 2013

Format: Compact Disc



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Alligator's best selling artist and the labels BIG release for 2013.

"This River" is a welcoming, wide-open door to the infectious musical world of JJ Grey. Produced by Grey and long-time co-producer Dan Prothero, it's chock-full of vibrant characters and compelling stories set to Stax-worthy soul, greasy Southern rock and funk, and glorious ballads that stay with you long after the last notes fade.

Named for the St.John's River - a centering point for his childhood near Jacksonville, Florida - "This River" flows from freewheeling celebrations "Florabama" to dark inner journeys "Somebody Else", from late night, beer-soaked testimonials "Your Lady" to heartfelt ballads of the almost-forgotten "The Ballad Of Larry Webb", and ends with the title track and a singularly devastating vocal performance. With Dan Prothero at the helm as producer, JJ and the band once again returned to Retrophonics Studio in nearby St. Augustine, Florida and muscled out some of JJ's strongest material to date.

Press Quotes

"Impassioned singing, riff-based Southern rock, cold-blooded swamp funk and sly Memphis soul."

The New York Times

"The Jacksonville roots-rocker keeps on rockin'. Mixing elements of Southern rock, blues and soul, the Florida singer/songwriter has developed a punchy style which he confidently stamps all over album No. 7. Grey's earthy vocals and everyman lyrics lend a gritty edge to uptempo rockers such as 'Your Lady', 'She's Shady' and '99 Shades Of Crazy', the band bailing that coverted sweet spot between loose and tight. Crucially, saxophone and trumpet are full-time features of Mofro both live and in the studio, bringing the record an authentic soul-drenched feel".

Blues Magazine (8/10)

"The Southern groove machine motor's on. The man from Jacksonville Florida, and his crack squad of side-men deliver their well-honed gumbo of horn-driven Stax soul, CCR-esque riffs...and a heaping side order of Southern fried rock. This River is all gravy, and the perfect opportunity to make your acquaintance with an artist at the top of his game"

Classic Rock (8/10)

"This River is surely the most accomplished album yet from Florida-based songwriter JJ Grey, whose Southern soul and funk leanings are brought to fruition by the skilled attentions of backing band Mofro"

The Telegraph (4*)


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Key Value
Catalogue number ALCD4953
Barcode 0014551495321
Number of items 1
Packaging type Jewel Case
Imported No
Weight 90g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 125mm x 10mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Your Lady, She's Shady -
2. Somebody Else -
3. Tame A Wild One -
4. 99 Shades Of Crazy -
5. The Ballad Of Larry Webb -
6. Florabama -
7. Standing On The Edge -
8. Write A Letter -
9. Harp & Drums -
10. This River -