Dirty Deal

Dirty Deal

by Coco MontoyaCoco Montoya


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At times on Dirty Deal, it's virtually a Little Feat reunion, with five members from the classic lineup helping out on "Three Sides to Every Story," giving it a wonderful, funky momentum. Coco Montoya himself is definitely a better-than-average guitarist and singer when it comes to the R&B/blues axis, although he's at his best on tracks like "How Do You Sleep at Night?" where he has the chance to pull more emotion from his instrument; in this case, more than a touch of bitterness. He's cut from the same cloth as Robert Cray, but without the same soulful subtlety. Montoya is more a shot and a beer than a smooth cocktail. You come away from this with the sense that he holds nothing back, and even a performance in the studio would be sweaty; there's that amount of commitment. And while he may not be one of the guitar gods, when he unleashes a flurry of notes (as on "It Takes Time") he's still a powerhouse. Perhaps the biggest problem is that, although he cranks in all departments, there's very little to really distinguish his music from many others mining the same seam.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/16/2007
Label: Alligator Records
UPC: 0014551491323
catalogNumber: 4913
Rank: 63390

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Coco Montoya   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Paul Barrére   Guitar,Percussion,Rhythm Guitar,Background Vocals,Slide Guitar
Kenny Gradney   Bass,Electric Bass
Randy Hayes   Drums
Richie Hayward   Drums
Bill Payne   Keyboards
Fred Tackett   Guitar
Tony Stead   Keyboards
Steve Evans   Bass,Electric Bass
Ed Kanon   Percussion
Roger Cole   Percussion,Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Lowell Fulson   Composer
John Mooney   Composer
Paul Barrére   Producer
Dan Penn   Composer
Fontaine Brown   Composer
Johnny Copeland   Composer
Larry Goetz   Engineer
Bruce Iglauer   Executive Producer
Coco Montoya   Composer
Gary Nicholson   Composer
Otis Rush   Composer
Dave Steen   Composer
Carson Whitsett   Composer
Michael Trossman   Logo
Hugh Williams   Composer
Gwen Collins   Composer
Mike Andersen   Composer
Roger Cole   Producer,Engineer

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