(1998 'Delmark') (72:50/12) 'Elegant' trifft die Sache am besten: in Lenny Lynn hat Specter endlich den perfekten stimmlichen Gegenpart gefunden. Lynn, obwohl seit mehr als 30 Jahren aktiv, hat bislang nicht in einer festen Band gearbeitet. Mit seiner Baritonstimme erinnert er an Witherspoon oder Joe Williams. Specters Gitarre mit dem großen Reverb-Sound harmoniert ausgezeichnet mit Lynns Stimme. Ein wunderschönes Blues/Jazz-Album mit viel Tiefgang und Swing
With special guest Eric Alexander. Guitarist Specter has always had good singers with him on his Delmark albums and Blues Spoken Here introduces Lenny Lynn. Similar to a previous Specter cohort Barkin' Bill, Lynn has been influenced by Joe Williams (the one who sang with Count Basie) and Brook Benton. Their voices all have that deep, warm sound and Lenny also has that jazz sensibility apparent on the tracks "Listen Here" and "Moanin'". With four albums of his own, tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander is Delmark's most popular jazz artist. He's featured here on four tracks and knows Lenny from his early days of professional playing. Lenny gave Eric his first gig! This one is hot off the presses; both the studio performances and the two live tracks from Buddy Guy's Legends blues club were recorded the last week of January, '98.