Living Blues (3-4/96, pp.107-108) - "...With the release of BLUES IN THE NIGHT, Evidence has once again put an excellent outing by a talented artist into wider distribution..."
Personnel: Robert Covington (vocals, drums); Carl Weathersby, Peter Crawford, Bob Levis, John McDonald (guitar); Scott Bradbury (harmonica); Paul Haney (alto saxophone); John Brumbach, Garry Wiggins (tenor saxophone); Steve Jensen (trumpet); Billy McFarland (trombone); Sumito Ariyoshi, Chris Rannenberg (piano); Harlan Terson, Bob Anderson (bass); Marvin Jackson (drums).
Reissue producer: Jerry Gordon.
Principally recorded at Soto Studios, Chicago on November 18-19, 1987 and March 26, 1988. Tracks 1-9 originally released on Red Beans (012). Includes liner notes by John Anthony Brisbin.
All songs written by Robert Covington except "I Just Want To Make Love To You" (Willie Dixon), "Playing On Me" (Sir Mack Rice), "Blues In The Night"
(Harold Arlen/Johnny Mercer) and "Mean Mistreater" (James Gordon).
"I Want To Thank Ya" was recorded in December 1983 and originally released on 45-RPM vinyl as B.L.U.E.S. R&B 4501.
Personnel: Robert Covington (vocals, drums); John McDonald, Pete Crawford, Carl Weathersby, Bob Levis (guitar); Scott Bradbury (harmonica); Paul Haney (alto saxophone); Gary Wiggins, John Brumbach (tenor saxophone); Steve Jensen (trumpet); Bill McFarland (trombone); Sumito Arioshi (piano, organ); Christian Rannenberg (piano); Marvin Jackson (drums).
Liner Note Author: John Anthony Brisbin.
Recording information: Soto Studios, Chicago, IL (11/18/1987-03/26/1988).
Photographer: James Fraher.
Covington wrote six of the nine songs on this album (formerly released in 1988 on Red Beans). Covington's strong reassuring voice is in good form, in particular on "Trust in Me." With Carl Weathersby on guitar. ~ Michael Erlewine
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