(2000 'Evidence') (58:44/16) Was für eine illustre Gästeliste auf diesem neuen Album! Doch die Qualität der Musiker entspricht leider nicht dem eher laschen Geamteindruck der Produktion. Alle legen sich schwer ins Zeug, doch die Aufnahmen lassen die nötige Intesität etwas vermissen. Schade, denn es gibt wohl kaum einen Gitarristen, der besser in der Lage wäre dieses Zeug aus den 40er und 50er Jahren zu spielen. Musikalisch allererste Güte, produktionstechnisch leider Mittelmaß / what a great list of fine players! Too bad, but the quality of the production and sound doesn't match with the excellent performances. Everybody plays as good as can be, but the record sounds a little dull and uninspired. Ramos is one of the best guitarists when it comes to blues and r&b, forties and fifties-style. Musicalwise first rate, technicalwise just average standard. KID RAMOS - gtr, CHARLIE BATY - gtr, CLARENCE 'GATEMOUTH' BROWN - gtr, RICK HOLMSTROM - gtr, DUKE ROBILLARD - gtr/voc, JUNIOR WATSON - gtr/voc, RUSTY ZINN - gtr/voc, JAMES HARMAN - voc, JAMES INTVELD - voc, JANIVA MAGNESS - voc, LYNWOOD SLIM - voc, 'BIG SANDY' - voc, KIM WILSON - hca/voc, FRED KAPLAN - pno, LARRY TAYLOR - bass, STEPHEN HODGES - drums, plus horns.
Article properties: Kid Ramos: West Coast House Party
Born on January 13, 1959, in Fullerton, CA, blues-rock guitarist David "Kid" Ramos inherited his love of music from his parents, who were both professional opera singers. When his father grew tired of life on the road, he settled down with his family, buying a gas station in Anaheim.
One day, when Kid was eight, he bought his son an electric guitar and amplifier from a customer passing through. By his teenaged years, Ramos was playing friend's parties and nightclubs on a regular basis, joining harmonica expert James Harman's blues-based band in 1980 (all its members sported sharkskin suits), playing up and down California alongside such punk bands as X, Oingo Boingo, the Blasters, and the Plimsouls.
Kid played with the Harman Band for most of the '80s, until his departure in 1988, and although he filled in as the guitarist for the outfit Roomful of Blues, decided to put his musical career on the backburner to focus on his home life and start a family (for the next several years, Ramos was employed as a water delivery man).