Toasty Taranna #12: BMV #12: 3-For-$10 Bin #8: Curley Bridges – Keys The The Blues
Ohhhh man. This autographed copy of Bridges’ 1999 album is one of my big scores from the Toasty Taranna trip. It’s chock full of great roadhouse blues, sung with a B.B. King shout, and the interplay between Bridges’ gorgeous piano with those guitar interjections is golden. I also loved the trumpet on Thank You, Pretty Baby.
Sadly, Bridges left this world in 2014, at the age of 80. He had quite a story – and he moved to Canada (all the more reason to like him)!
This record has that great old classic 50s sound, and I love love love it! RIP, Curley.