Room Service Review by Mark ‘Radar’ Watson

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Mark ‘Radar’ Watson – Mr Blues Online Haven


An outstanding release from this great Sydney band. The Bellhops have really captured their happy live sound in this studio recording. From the opening track, Willie Dixon’s “I’m Ready” to the great closing original ” I got Saved” (from a life without alcohol and cigarettes), this is one pleasure journey as The Bellhops take you through a variety of blues styles and feels.

I love the rocky feel of the original “Doin’ it Right” also summed up truthfully in another original “Shake Dem Bones”. Track 6, “Personal Manager” has a smooth slow groove, perfect for taking your partner and holding close for that intimate late night dance, but you don’t get much of a chance to lay back as no sooner have your emotions been caressed than “Got my Mojo Working” gets those bones shakin’ again. This is one CD that all blues fans, not just Australian but International should add to their collection.

“Room Service” by THE BELLHOPS, is a frank reminder that we have world class talent right here on Australia’s Home Soil. Review and Copyright by MR BLUES (Mark ‘radar’ Watson) 1998 This review can be found at Mr Blues Online Haven
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