Can't Even Do Wrong Right

Can't Even Do Wrong Right

Can't Even Do Wrong Right

Can't Even Do Wrong Right


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Triple-threat singer, songwriter, and guitarist Elvin Bishop has had a mostly under-the-radar five-decade career since he first hit the scene in 1965 with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, and over the course of some 20 albums under his name, his brand of good-humored R&B, country, and pop-laced blues has made him into sort a Jimmy Buffett for the blues crowd. With Can't Even Do Wrong Right, a scorching set of joyous blues rock, Bishop shows the world that's he's as good as he's ever been, and it's one of his most consistent albums, full of sweet, funky guitar licks, good songs, and a bouncy let's-all-have-a-good-time house party vibe. The title track leads things off with a wink, all chugging, gritty, and solid. "No More Doggin'," which features guest blues harpist Charlie Musselwhite, roars and stomps like a good barroom blues jam should, while the instrumental version of Jimmy Reed's "Honest I Do" here has a kind of easy flowing and resilient grace, even without lyrics, and Fats Domino's "Bo Weevil" gets turned into a bluesy honky tonk shuffle with considerable bite. Bishop carries it all with a good-natured grin, plays wonderful guitar, and sounds like he's having the time of his life. As Bishop has put it in interviews, the blues ain't football, you don't have to retire at 30, and you can play it all your life. Thankfully, he's done that, and thankfully, he continues to do it with passion, energy and joy.

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Product Details

Release Date: 08/19/2014
Label: Alligator Records
UPC: 0014551496328
catalogNumber: 4963
Rank: 45363


  1. Can't Even Do Wrong Right
  2. Blues With a Feeling
  3. Old School
  4. Let Your Woman Have Her Way
  5. No More Doggin'
  6. Everybody's in the Same Boat
  7. Dancin'
  8. Honest I Do
  9. Bo Weevil
  10. Hey-Ba-Ba-Re-Bop

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Elvin Bishop   Primary Artist,Guitar,Vocals
Charlie Musselwhite   Harmonica
Mickey Thomas   Vocals,Vocal Harmony
Bobby Cochran   Drums,Background Vocals
Ruth Davies   Bass
Ed Earley   Trombone,Background Vocals
Steve Willis   Piano,Accordion,Background Vocals
June Core   Drums
Bob Welsh   Organ,Bass,Guitar,Piano
Steve Evans   Bass
Willie Jordan   Cajon,Vocal Harmony
Emily Bishop   Background Vocals
Kristen Lindsat   Background Vocals
Susan McKay   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Elvin Bishop   Composer,Producer
Rosco Gordon   Composer
Lionel Hampton   Composer
Dave Bartholomew   Composer
Mickey Thomas   Composer
Fats Domino   Composer
Curley Hamner   Composer
Steve Savage   Producer,Engineer
Ewart Abner   Composer
Paul Thorn   Cover Illustration
Michael Trossman   Logo
Walter Jacobs   Composer
Jules Bihari   Composer
Bob Welsh   Producer
Willie Jordan   Composer
Chris "Kid" Andersen   Engineer
Jojo Russo   Composer

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