|Luck Is On My Side, Pep Torres with The Round Up Boys
Rhythm Bomb RBR 5646
Pep Torres was born and raised in St. Barbara, California, and started singing when he was 15 years old. Soon after that he formed his own band and by now Pep has released three albums: "Rockabilidad" (2000), "You and I" (2002), and the 5-star rated "It Ain't Rocket Science" (2005). [CLICK]
Let me tell you up front, this album rocks, it rolls, and it will flip your lid. The album literally lifts off and takes for the sky with some jet airplane sound effects followed by the rockabilly song "Jumbo Jet Plane", written by Pep himself. As a matter of fact, besides a great singer, Pep is also a very talented songwriter. He selfpenned 13 out of the 17 songs on this album.
The sensitive "I'm Ready Now (To Fall In Love)" will touch you where it hurts, good backing vocals, and the guitar picking is outstanding, not just on this song, but on the entire album. This song by the way was written by Doug Wilshire (Chrome Daddies).
There's actually no point in reviewing each and every song, because they all range in the section between gold and platinum, from touchy to down right pumping rockabilly. Exquisite musicianship overall, by The Round Up Boys and the additional musicians alike, you just gotta give this platter a spin!
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Reviewed by The BlackCat, 2006