Name The Day! (5/18/2010) Add To Cart
- John Németh
"Most Outstanding Blues Singer" 2010 Living Blues Award
"Make a spot next to the Jackie Wilson exhibit at the Hall; a new Mr. Excitement is on the way."-Hittin'the Note
"Németh is attracting critical and popular attention for his live shows. Catch his tour and see an artist whose career trajectory now seems almost limitless. In the meantime, if you love soul, this recording is an absolute must have." -Elmore
"Mr. Németh is a force to be reckoned with in the world of the blues. His voice is, without a doubt, incredible. He sings with so much emotion that the listener will not be able to not think of legends such as James Brown, Percy Sledge, and B.B. King." -No Depression
"The vocalist/harmonica player and his band here deliver top-shelf goods that can hold their own alongside the finest journeyman work of the mid-Sixties soul era they embrace. Németh & crew are bona fide throwbacks in the most flattering sense of the term. And the cat up front might be the best white r&b singer on the planet."
- Jazz-Blues Report
"Németh calls what he sings 'vintage soul' and he sings this peculiary American black classical music as well as any blue-eyed soul man on the planet right now."
"Németh is with little doubt the most accomplished male vocalist of his generation traveling the blues highway today."- East Bay Express
"Another winner for the blues-eyed soulful singer/harpist...the sound is open and crackling, referencing classic R&B. That keeps Németh's approach freah, even as he recalls great R&B singers such as Otis Redding and Solomon Burke."
-All Music Guide
John Németh has crafted another timeless slice of American music. Drawing on the classic blues, soul, and R&B influences that inform his stunning vocal style, John lays down a set of tunes that wouldn't sound a bit out of place in the golden years of Memphis or Muscle Shoals. His spine-tingling vocals, with echoes of the toughness of James Brown and the tenderness of Solomon Burke, infuse the album with a funky, soulful feeling.
And the hard-hitting, edgy R&B sound from his earlier award-winning releases is still there, but with an expanded tonal palate and a heightened craftsmanship. Tracks like the merciless "Breaking Free" and the punchy "Tuff Girl" showcase soul-revue arrangements replete with a full horn section, Hammond organ, and piano accompaniment. The loping, laid-back Southern-fried rhythm section sits in the pocket, the sinewy Cropper-esque guitars weave in and out, all supporting the tremulous, gospel-tinged tenor voice that has burned up stages across the land.
On Name The Day!, John continues to reinvigorate vintage American rhythm and blues with his uncanny ability to skillfully blend retro and modern blues and soul into compelling music that is simultaneously old and new.
3. Do You Really Want That Woman (sample)
4. Heartbreak With A Hammer
6. I Said Too Much
8. Save A Little Love
9. You Know
11. Funky Feelin’