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Delta TalesReviews

John Blangero is a great pianist with a wonderful, soulful voice, like Van Morrison if he had been raised on the Mississippi delta. And Delta Tales has some big songs...

 It is rare indeed to be captivated by just the first few bars of a record, but I was immediately intrigued to discover something earthy and full of heart and soul....

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You never quite know what you are going to get with a release billed as Americana. What you get from 'Delta Tales' is a combination of Americana, Southern Soul, and seventies Classic Rock...

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An Americana/southern soul/classic rock type of album packed with memorable hooks, rocking piano, driving rhythms, a powerful horn section, and soulful female backing singers...

Soaring progressive-rock grandeur meets deeply soulful Southern rock at the crossroads of Delta Tales, where Sun King Rising’s John Blangero—a world-renowned genetic scientist—is waiting under an inviting big tent...

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Sun King Rising. His new ten-song release finds him taking on every musical genre imaginable...

Opening with an earthy snare and bass drum with divine, righteously funk-emboldened, soulful gospel singers ask us to “Come on in”...this is royal music of the highest order...

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An Americana/southern soul/classic rock type of album packed with memorable hooks, rocking piano, driving rhythms, a powerful horn section, and soulful female backing singers...

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Sun King Rising is looking back to the days of Mad Dogs & Englishmen, Delta Lady and southern soul meets rock. This is good as I’ve always had a penchant for that sort of thing....

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There are some great modern songs such as the rocking “Milkweed And Thistle”, the ballads “Down The Delta Road”, “In A State Of Grace”...

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The deeper the emotion runs, the more expressive it is, so John’s honeyed pipes make the low tones of “Evangeline In The Morning” sound hymnal....

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By using choirs and horns..."Delta Talea"  is released to levels of gthese details that this work is released to levels of greater emotionality and creativity, although, throughout the disc, balance and homogeneity are the dominant note.reater emotionality and creativity...

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Don't be fooled by the fact that "Delta Tales" is the Sun King Rising project's debut album. Because behind this project is singer, musician, and songwriter John Blangero, a highly experienced man who has been in the music business for decades...