Title - ‘Get Me Some’ (Eagle Records)
Artist - Jeff Healey Band
A wailing guitar kicks this (supposedly) last collection of new music off from the late, great Jeff Healey. His long-awaited fifth album finds the Canadian blues guitarist/vocalist on the best form of his life. That previously-mentioned song is 'Which One,' and is truly classic Healey at his finest, harmonica-fused additional brilliance. The counted in 'Hey Hey' is next, and features a more vocal, calm, introspective Healey, before 'Love Is The Answer' rolls out its overall message - that love is the only answer, in the end.
'My Life Story' is one of the best songs on this 'new' CD, as it combines wonderful blues/rock guitar with truthful, calming lyrics. If you didn't know, and when he was eight months old, Healey lost his sight to retinoblastoma, a rare cancer of the eyes. His eyes had to be surgically removed, and he was given artificial replacements. The sad lament of 'I Tried' is next and is followed by 'The Damage Is Done' and the creeping 'Feel Better' - complete with a Healey trademark full-blown guitar finale wind out.
The bouncy 'Holding On' is next, with the beautiful sentiment of 'I Should Have Told You' right behind it. The gorgeous 'Macon Georgia Blue' strums its way to us next, before the uber funky 'House Is Burning Down.' The melodic 'Runaway Heart' leads us to the final song, 'Rachel's Song,' a track that features a beautiful serenade from father to daughter.
You can only think happy thoughts when you listen to this album (which I have now done 5 times in a row) as this is surely what he would want you to feel when remembering him.
Reviewed by: Russell A. Trunk