Robert Cray – Strong Persuader (1986/2015) FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz Time – 00:39:15 minutes 1,5 GB Genre: Blues Studio Master, Official Digital Download Source:Qobuz Front cover Label: © Mercury Records Recorded: Sage & Sound, Los Angeles; Haywood’s, Los Angeles #42 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 greatest albums of the 80’s The set that made Cray a pop star, despite its enduring blues base. Xara Designer Pro X Full Crack Idm. Cray’s smoldering stance on “Smoking Gun” and “Right Next Door” rendered him the first sex symbol to emerge from the blues field in decades, but it was his innovative expansion of the genre itself that makes this album a genuine 1980s classic. “Nothing but a Woman” boasts an irresistible groove pushed by the Memphis Horns and some metaphorically inspired lyrics, while “I Wonder” and “Guess I Showed Her” sizzle with sensuality. –Bill Dahl “I think that my band was part of a blues-roots movement that included people like the Fabulous Thunderbirds and Stevie Ray Vaughan, who were coming along at that particular time,” says bandleader Robert Cray. While Cray’s sense of what was happening on the American rock scene in late 1986 is accurate, it modestly downplays the accomplishments of the singer-guitarist and his backing trio. In February of that year, Strong Persuader — Cray’s fourth album — hit Number Thirteen on the Billboard pop-albums chart, making it the highest-charting blues album since Bobby “Blue” Bland’s Call on Me/That’s the Way Love Is, which reached Number Eleven some twenty-three years earlier. Strong Persuader, in effect, introduced a new generation of mainstream rock fans to the language and form of the blues.