25 September 2022
Artist: HERMAN HITSON
Who: Veteran blues/rock musician born
79 years ago in Atlanta, Georgia.
Hitson has lived a wild life, learning the blues growing up and then starting in a doo-wop band, hitting the chitlin circuit with the likes of James Brown, Joe Tex, Bobby Womack, Wilson Pickett, Sam Cooke, Lee Moses;, collaborating with his close friend Jimi Hendrix, and then mourning his loss. Converting to the Nation of Islam and hanging with Mohammad Ali, getting clean from hard drugs; working as an actor in films. Getting wrongly accused of murder. Painting as well as performing and opening for the Allman Bros with Lee Moses.
He’s in a renaissance the last few years with the brand new album LET THE GODS SING
as the clear-cut result. The rousing 60s are all over it. Electrifying Hendrix-like wah-wah jams, sultry James Brown howls, lots of psychedelic Hammond organs and an overall
soul-and-heart spirit. There’s no expiration date whatsoever for impassioned blues
passion like this.
Video clip for the title track Let The Gods Sing
Stream full album on Spotify
Buy via Bandcamp