Danny Brooks and Lil' Miss Debi - This World Is Not Your Friend Na het beluisteren van het maar liefs achttien nummers durende album ben ik razend enthousiast. Wat een geweldig mooi album is ' This World Is Not Your Friend'. Danny Brooks heeft werkelijk een geweldige soulvolle stem met een rauw randje. Echtgenote Lil' Miss Debi zorgt met haar achtergrondvocalen en percussie voor de kerst op de taart. Ik realiseer me na ruim een uur luisteren naar een echt bijzonder album te hebben geluisterd. Wat mij betreft is dit nu al een album voor de jaarlijstjes.

Elk nummer op het album vertelt een verhaal en de teksten hebben inhoud. Het is bijna onmogelijk een favoriet nummer te kiezen uit zoveel moois. Mijn advies is dan ook laat je overtuigen en betoveren door dit prachtige album. Prima album!
After listening to the whopping 18 songs long album I'm very excited. What a great beautiful album is ' This World Is Not Your Friend '. Danny Brooks has really a great soulful voice with a raw edge. Wife Lil ' Miss Debi provides with her background vocals and percussion for the Christmas on the cake. I realize after more than an hour listening to a really special album to have listened. As far as I am concerned, this is already an album for the year lists.

Every song on the album tells a story and the lyrics have content. It is almost impossible to choose a favorite from so much beauty. My advice is let you persuade and be enchanted by this wonderful album. Great album! Review by Rudolph van der Ree


When did you first start singing? When I was around 6 singing Hank Williams songs from my Mom's collection, which is why I wrote 'Blue Highway.

What did your family do to encourage you? Brought me to a Hallelujah Soul Shoutin' Pentecostal Church. But my Mom's Hank Williams & Rev. Jumpin' Jim Jericho (Elvis did some of his songs) really got me going!

Who are your musical inspirations? Hank Williams, Solomon Burke, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Taj Mahal, Blind Boys of Alabama & Mississippi, Paul Rogers, Otis Redding, Gladys Knight and The Allman Brothers.

What kind of music do you listen to today? I don't, but I enjoy anything well done with feeling.

What embarrassing songs might I find on your MP3 player? I don't listen to music so I have nothing that would be embarrassing. There are only two types of music; good or bad.

Where would you most like to perform? I have always wanted to sing on the Grand Ole Opry because of Hank, but I must say The Gruene Hall, Luckenbach and The Redneck Country Club in Texas is just as good !

Who would you most like to open for? The Allman Brothers, Taj Mahal or Paul Rodgers.

If you weren't singing, what would you be doing? Writing songs, or driving a truck. I do love to motivate and encourage people so perhaps a preacher.

What genre of music can't you stand to listen to? Anything that sends a negative vibe. Music is magic, mystical and beyond complete understanding. Like God it is love and powerful and to cheapen it with negativity is like throwing pearls before swine.

What hidden talents do you have? At 63 the little talent I have is no longer hidden:)

Best track you've ever written and why? My last song, because each last song brings me closer to home. But I have a few I am quite fond of: Brother Bill, which is a song I wrote for my Brother, You Won't Show, for my son Justin, 'When I'm Holding You' and Good Love Is Hard To Find for my wife, Got To Find My Way Back Home for daughter Caitlin and 'Ain't That Good News' a gospel song.

Which question i did forget to ask? :

Why I love writing songs? We are all put on earth for a purpose and I believe it is to be our brother's keeper and to share and encourage as many people to be the best they can be. Writing songs is my way of doing this and keeping my self reaching constantly to improve as a human being.