One of the hottest guitar slingers in Chicago, Michael Coleman hits with
his debut American release. In '79, at the age of 23, Michael joined James
Cotton's band and stayed with him for seven years including two recording
projects. Since then he's worked with Eddy Clearwater, recorded with Syl Johnson
and has had several European albums of his own. The songs on this CD reflect
Michael's varied influences; from Junior Wells' "Messin' With The Kid" to
Isaac Hayes' "Do Your Thing" to Jimi Hendrix's "Message of Love". Do Your
Thing! is Michael's blues party record. With the raucous, kick-butt opener,
"The Train", the groove is set. Michael then proceeds to blend tried and true
lyrics with fresh arrangements to present a mix of traditional blues and rockin'
soul that's sure to please. Long-time guitar-playing member of James Cotton's band is presenting his first American release. Funky and soulful blues from Chicago.
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