To purchase: No Easy Way Out
Southern Soul Blues, Gospel Blues, Dancing Blues --
Release Date: 2007
Danny Brooks - In his first Rockin' Camel Music release, No Easy Way Out, Danny Brooks takes the listener on a musical ride through the pages of his own life. From a father who told him music was evil down a path of self-destruction, the emotion in Danny's songs tells the story of a man who has been to the bottom and found his way back up.
And Danny Brooks has a story to tell! His soon to be released book "Miracles for Breakfast" is a no holds barred look at a lifetime of hard knocks and bad choices with a happy ending.
Although Brooks is from Canada, he's got Delta blood flowing through his veins and, with a voice dripping with passion and Southern soul, Danny's singing is reminiscent of Eddie Hiinton, Soloman Burke and Howlin' Wolf rolled into one. It doesn't get any better than that. You won't want to miss this one!!
Review - Finally Home Danny Brooks No Easy Way Out By David Barnard
With this CD, Canada’s Danny Brooks is finally home. After releasing a series of soul-based, gospel-infused, blues-informed CDs, the last two produced by the late Richard Bell, he headed to Decatur, Alabama, recording at the invitation of legendary producer Johnny Sandlin. Joining Brooks for the session is a who’s who of Muscle Shoals era musicians, including David Hood, Spooner Oldham, Bill Stewart and Scott Boyer, along with vocalist Bonnie Bramlett. It’s easy to understand Sandlin choosing Brooks to record for his newly formed Rockin’ Camel Records. Brooks is the possessor of a powerful voice, one that’s been described as “reminiscent of Eddie Hinton, Solomon Burke and Howlin’ Wolf rolled into one,” and that’s no exaggeration. Brooks writes songs rooted in classic themes of love, life and the possibility of redemption, many of them based on the tough personal journey he’s experienced during nearly 30 years in the music business. No Easy Way Out is a superb Southern music recording, in the same league as recent CDs by Mavis Staples or Otis Clay. Highlights include the brooding title track and the joyous “Miracles for Breakfast.” The backing players provide Brooks with the ideal setting. When they step into the limelight, such as Oldham’s subtle Wurlitzer solo melding beautifully with James Pennebaker’s pedal steel during heartfelt ballad “Keys To My Heart,” it makes for a sublime listening.
NO EASY WAY OUT
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- Ain't That The Truth
- All God's Children
- No Easy Way Out
- Keys To My Heart
- Bama Bound
- Miracles For Breakfast
- Lonesome Road
- Where Sinners and Saints Collide
- Memphis Tennessee
- I Believe In Love
- Carry Me Jesus