For listeners who want that classic swamp-pop sound, Don Rich is the man. He’s been one of the leading hit-makers in Louisiana; and, he’s equally at home with R&B classics, soul standards, country and good old rock n’ roll. His takes on “634-5789” and “Slip Away” prove that Don’s in tough with the spirit of those songs. His band plays with fervor and enthusiasm, particularly the horn section, consisting of Mike Steen (trumpet) and Jason Parfait (saxophone). Parfait really blows some smoking solos. Rich’s vocals are forceful and high, and when the tune calls for it, he can employ an Aaron Neville-like vibrato. Drummer Jimmy “Jam” Adams propels things along in combination with bassist “Big Daddy” Blanchard, especially on the Cajun romp, “Beaux Beaux In My Head.” The tasty band takes songs that were hits for other folks and makes them their own. ~Ricky Flake Released in 2002, 16 tracks.
Don Rich - Come Back to Me CD