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Aquarian USA, Album Review, This Is The Life I Choose

so fine you just want to follow her around the world

If it weren’t for ‘60s Brits like Brian Jones, John Mayall, Peter Green, Eric Clapton and Alvin Lee, it definitely would’ve taken my teenaged Jersey soul much longer to discover American blues. So here I sit at 66 hearing how the Zoe Schwarz Blue Commotion takes that history and compartmentalizes it into a wham-bam thank-you-ma’am soul strut that has this ball-busting bad-ass bitch of a lead singer howling...yowling...growling into the dead of night so fine you just want to follow her around the world. This Is The Life I Choose (Proper Note) is self-explanatory. Amongst the rampaging blues-rock-soul originals written by her and her partner-in-musical-crime, guitarist Rob Koral, there’s way-cool covers of Cream’s 1967 “We’re Going Wrong” and even Anthony Newley’s 1964 “Feeling Good.”

    • Words by: Mike Greenblatt