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Crazy Cool (2001) - Rick Vito

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Rick Vito

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Mr. LuckyLyrics available
  Running Time: 4:12
Going HomeLyrics available
  Running Time: 4:03
Rockin' Just To Keep From Cryin'Lyrics available
  Running Time: 4:35
No Love In The CityLyrics available
  Running Time: 4:58
You Put A Spell On MeLyrics available
  Running Time: 4:21
One Short LifeLyrics available
  Running Time: 4:25
Everybody Gets Lucky SometimesLyrics available
  Running Time: 3:35
Money And LoveLyrics available
  Running Time: 3:44
Crazy CoolLyrics available
  Running Time: 2:57
Love Is DangerousLyrics available
  Running Time: 4:07
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Dexter Dickerson/Dickinson, Jimmy DiJulio, Rich(ard) Feldman, Bob Glaub, Jo(h)n Her(r)on, Mark (T.) Jordan, John (Juke) Logan, Charlie/Charles Lovett, Gary Mallaber, Tony Marsico, Mystica (Dee Dee Dickerson), Ian Wallace, Elmo Washington

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Import Vinyl/CD Album

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Rich(ard) Feldman (Songwriter), Jo(h)n Her(r)on (Songwriter), John Lee Hooker (Songwriter), B(lues) B(oy) (Riley) King (Songwriter), Steve Moos (Songwriter), Stevie Nicks (Songwriter), Stevie Nicks (Songwriter), Al (K.) Smith (Songwriter), Rick Vito (Songwriter), Rick Vito (Songwriter), Rick Vito (Liner Notes), Rick Vito (Produced By), Rich(ard) Feldman (Engineered By), Jim Glass (Engineered By), Rick Vito (Engineered By), Rich(ard) Feldman (Mixed By), Shane Gue (Mixed By), Helge Halve Recording Service (Mastered By), Rick Vito (Painting), Henjo (The Lucky Designer) Richter (Digital Artworx), Henjo (The Lucky Designer) Richter (Booklet Design), Sandy Spear (Black & White Photography)

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1208 HYP

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Recorded at: Rix Recording, Burbank, and Brother Cous-Cous 3-D House of Sound, Nash DeVille.

Mixed at: Entropy Recording, Nash Vegas.

Mastered by Helge Halve Recording Service, Hamburg

"I recorded the first track of this CD within two weeks of the passing of the great bluesman, John Lee Hooker.

I had to cover this song because I have owned and listened to John Lee's original 45 since college (quite awhile ago). Even now it continues to spin on my old Seeburg jukebox at home in heavy rotation. His "Live At The Cafe A Go-Go" was probably the first real blues record I ever listened to intently. It was deep, mysterious, scary, and amazing, all at once.

Many years later when I found myself on the same bill with him, I was again awestruck by his voice and intensity. It was still deep, mysterious, scary and still awesomely amazing!

This version of his song, "Mr. Lucky", is intended as a tribute to him with thanks for the inspiration he provided to all of us who have been lucky enough to know his great music. I hope somewhere he will flash a gold-tooth smile when he hears it."



The Almighty, Christian Thiel, Irene Bodschwinna, Jerry Cohen, Hans Cuny & Peermusic, Michael Au, Alec Cast, Bob & Toni Thompson, Shane & Jim, Jimmy DiJulio, Ian Wallace, Gary Mallaber, Tony Marsico, Bob Glaub, Elmo Washington, John Herron, John "Juke" Logan, Mark T. Jordan, Richard Feldman, Jim Glass, Steve Moos, Mimi & Russ, Pop-pop, Uncle Mark, Uncle Erik, Uncle Greg, Der-Fraggle, Sandy Spear, Henry Diltz, Rosie Flores, Bruse Iglauer, Marty Adelson, and last but not least, all of my worldwide friends and fans who supported "Lucky Devils" and my other musical journeys.


Joe Naylor - Reverend Musical Instruments
Alain Cola - Dell'Arte Instruments
Paul McGill - McGill Guitars
Richie Owens - Owens Guitars
Cara Hogan - Epiphone
Tim Godwin - Line 6
Seymour Duncan
Larry Dalton - Fishman
Ladd Temple - Peavey
Dr. Z Amplifiers


Aimee, Francesco and Ara Vito.

(P) (C) 2001 Hypertension - The art of music
St. Benedictstr 5
20149 Hanburg
Phone: 040/47 69 93 a. 480 37 92
Fax: 040/47 83 83
E mail: hypmusic@aol.com
Internet: www.hypertension-music.de

For more information, visit: www.rickvito.com

Compact Disc Digital Audio

LC 07526


4 011586 23

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Vito virtuosity strikes again
Review written by John Fitzgerald, September 8th, 2004

"Crazy cool" does employ Rick's distinctive sound throughout the proceedings and is definitely his most rocking affair since his solo debut album "King of hearts" with such heaters as the Chuck Berry influenced title track, "Money and love" and the most straightforward rocker on the album which is "You put a spell on me". However, there are few softer moments like "One short life" which is a pleasing slow soulful blues number. This can make for a somewhat one dimensional listen but Vito's virtuosity rings well and true on most numbers like the faithful covers of the late great John Lee Hooker's "Mr. Lucky" and the happy B.B. King blues "Going home". Only these two are covers of other writers tunes with Rick writing mainly on his own here impressively though included is an interesting reworking of "Love is dangerous" which originally appeared on the Mac's "Behind the mask" album. The version here is smoother rhythmically but faster featuring smoky Ronnie Barron style backing vocals supplied by Charlie Lovett & Dexter Dickerson. Rather uninspired artwork may steer some clear of the cash registers but if you liked "King of hearts", this would be the logical next step for investigating Rick's solo works but expect a little watering down.

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Discography entry submitted by Christy Valkman. Thanks to John Fitzgerald and Joern Rossa for the information and cover scan.