1. 01 Roll `Em Pete (demo)
2. 02 Merry Go Round Blues (demo)
3. 04 Time To Blow (demo)
4. 05 Garfield Avenue Blues (demo)
All Over But The Shoutin is the type of recording that comes around only once in a very long while. Never sounding dated, the music is still very much crafted in the best of the jump blues tradition. In spite of his late 80’s age, Waterford¹s voice sounds both amazingly vital and resilient. In fact there is now an appealing richness to his timbre that was absent from his previous recordings. The playlist strikes a nice balance between Waterford’s own vintage compositions and blues standards. Although difficult to pick out highlights, I particularly enjoyed the salacious “Merry Go Round Blues” and the far too short “Time To Blow” absolutely rocks! Waterford delivers “Move Your Hand Baby” with a sly wink and a grin, and “Garfield Avenue Blues” is a beautiful personalized blues. Waterford pays tribute to several of his musical peers with Pete Johnson’s “Roll ’em Pete”, Joe Turner¹s “Piney Brown Blues”, and Walter Brown is represented with both “Confessin¹ The Blues” and the lessor known “Lonely Boy Blues”. completing the 10-track blues shouter¹s menu are the evergreen “How Long Blues” and “Worried Life Blues”. Some may be wary of a track listing peppered with a large does of familiar material. They need not worry. Waterford provides ample evidence that great blues singing is timeless and the band provides just the right amount of spice to hold the listeners attention.Although the spotlight is justifiably on the Crown Prince’s vocals, the band is given sufficient solo space to make their own sympathetic contributions on piano, saxophone and guitar.