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Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 25 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: KOCH ENTERTAINMENT CANADA
  • ASIN: B00006BS43
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #306,201 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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--This text refers to an alternate Audio CD edition.

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Guitarist Sue Foley returns with Where the Action Is, a confident collection of original material and covers, like 2000's Love Comin' Down. A highlight is "Two Bluebirds", a slow, laconic paean to the effort that goes into love. Foley's distinctive voice, which may not appeal to all tastes, is absolutely perfect for this song; her drawn-out enunciation goes hand in glove with the slower, hot-weather material. The cover of the Rolling Stones' "Stupid Girl" is unsurprising, given that Foley's a fan, but her considerable guitar skills and distinctive voice really work best with her own material. In this case, that's mostly the country-inflected blues-rock that is her forte, with occasional forays into classic rock and R&B (her take on "Roll With Me Henry" rolls along with the confidence born of consummate skill). And, maybe just to show she can, she takes a stab at traditional blues with "Down the Big Road Blues" and hits the mark dead centre. With Where the Action Is, Foley continues to live up to the potential that's been evident since her first album; listening to her has become an unmitigated pleasure. --Genevieve Williams --This text refers to an alternate Audio CD edition.

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By Avalon Don on March 13 2003
Format: Audio CD
While many of the other contemporary female Blues artists in 2002 were making safe middle of the road releases, leave it to Sue Foley and producer Colin Linden to push the envelope. Following her most balenced album on "Love Comin' Down", Foley delivers a driving guitar based project which hasn't been heard by this lady since her early years on the Antone label. The difference now is Foley is a very good singer and the songs are much more varied. On "Where The Action Is", Sue pays somewhat of a homage to her heroes - The Rolling Stones. Think of "It's Only Rock And Roll" with a little more edge minus the filler. The standout cut is "Get Yourself Together" with its "Gimme Shelter" like guitar riffs. The rest of the songs are Blues based Rock without the headache factor. With her recent releases on the Shanachie label, Foley is now getting her just due as a W.C. Handy 2003 nominee for " Contemporary Blues Female Artist Of The Year". "Where The Action Is" is a culmination of talented musician coming of age.
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By Lee Armstrong on Nov. 17 2002
Format: Audio CD
Ten years after her debut, Ottawa native Sue Foley rocks out with a great blues album. "I know you & your friends hang out downtown at the Twist & Shout," she opens on the title track with Richard Bell's pulsing organ cutting the groove deep. Colin Linden whose "Big Mouth" & "Raised by Wolves" CDs are classic lends his slide guitar to "Vertigo Blues" with Sue's voice mixed like Janis Joplin wailing from the grave, "No use in crying, no use in being alone, no use in dying out on your own." My favorite track is "Love Disease" whose backbeat with Bryan Owings going crazy on drums makes me hit the repeat button. "Two Bluebirds" is a midtempo electric blues. Foley's cover of the Rolling Stones' "Stupid Girl" is a no-holes-barred rockfest homage to her early rock heroes. "Let It Go" has a pretty melody. "I've been thinking of you, and I've been feeling so blue," Sue opens on "Every Hour" which has the feel of a classic torch blues. Sounding like Lucinda Williams who receives a credit of thanks on the CD, "Baby Where Are You?" is about as soft as Foley gets on this set. "Get Yourself Together" has addictive guitar parts on this radio-friendly piece. Sue gives Etta James' "Roll With Me Henry" a Bluesbrakers kind of treatment. The traditional "Down the Big Road Blues" gets an unplugged treatment with Colin Linden on dobro. The CD concludes with the rave rocker "Gotta Keep Moving." WTAI is a hot set with strong blues rock tracks. Don't miss it!
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By "wfdufmtj@aol.com" on July 18 2002
Format: Audio CD
This is a great CD and i think her opening song, "Where the Action Is" is a GREAT tune along with the rest of the CD. I highly recommend it and it's definately well worth checking out!
TJ
WFDUFMTJ@aol.com
89.1 WFDU-FM
Across The Tracks
Tuesdays (1:00 - 3:45 PM)
WFDU.FM
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Rough & Tumble Nov. 17 2002
By Lee Armstrong - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Ten years after her debut, Ottawa native Sue Foley rocks out with a great blues album. "I know you & your friends hang out downtown at the Twist & Shout," she opens on the title track with Richard Bell's pulsing organ cutting the groove deep. Colin Linden whose "Big Mouth" & "Raised by Wolves" CDs are classic lends his slide guitar to "Vertigo Blues" with Sue's voice mixed like Janis Joplin wailing from the grave, "No use in crying, no use in being alone, no use in dying out on your own." My favorite track is "Love Disease" whose backbeat with Bryan Owings going crazy on drums makes me hit the repeat button. "Two Bluebirds" is a midtempo electric blues. Foley's cover of the Rolling Stones' "Stupid Girl" is a no-holes-barred rockfest homage to her early rock heroes. "Let It Go" has a pretty melody. "I've been thinking of you, and I've been feeling so blue," Sue opens on "Every Hour" which has the feel of a classic torch blues. Sounding like Lucinda Williams who receives a credit of thanks on the CD, "Baby Where Are You?" is about as soft as Foley gets on this set. "Get Yourself Together" has addictive guitar parts on this radio-friendly piece. Sue gives Etta James' "Roll With Me Henry" a Bluesbrakers kind of treatment. The traditional "Down the Big Road Blues" gets an unplugged treatment with Colin Linden on dobro. The CD concludes with the rave rocker "Gotta Keep Moving." WTAI is a hot set with strong blues rock tracks. Don't miss it!
Blues guitar March 24 2013
By Nadine Sansone - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
I am a Sue Foley fan, and I love this cd. Sue's guitar and rock sound is wonderful. Recommended to any blues/rock fan.
Great music Feb. 10 2013
By Riku Rassi - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is great cd. Propably the best work from the best female blues guitar player in the world. Every blues enthusiast should have at least one Sue Foley cd and I think it could be this one.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
SUE ROCKS! March 13 2003
By Avalon Don - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
While many of the other contemporary female Blues artists in 2002 were making safe middle of the road releases, leave it to Sue Foley and producer Colin Linden to push the envelope. Following her most balenced album on "Love Comin' Down", Foley delivers a driving guitar based project which hasn't been heard by this lady since her early years on the Antone label. The difference now is Foley is a very good singer and the songs are much more varied. On "Where The Action Is", Sue pays somewhat of a homage to her heroes - The Rolling Stones. Think of "It's Only Rock And Roll" with a little more edge minus the filler. The standout cut is "Get Yourself Together" with its "Gimme Shelter" like guitar riffs. The rest of the songs are Blues based Rock without the headache factor. With her recent releases on the Shanachie label, Foley is now getting her just due as a W.C. Handy 2003 nominee for " Contemporary Blues Female Artist Of The Year". "Where The Action Is" is a culmination of talented musician coming of age.
2 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Very Good! July 18 2002
By "wfdufmtj@aol.com" - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This is a great CD and i think her opening song, "Where the Action Is" is a GREAT tune along with the rest of the CD. I highly recommend it and it's definately well worth checking out!
TJ
WFDUFMTJ@aol.com
89.1 WFDU-FM
Across The Tracks
Tuesdays (1:00 - 3:45 PM)
WFDU.FM

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