Preacher, The Politician Or The Pimp, The

Model: ALCD4995

SKU: 371483 Product ID: 264652

Format ‐ CD

Genre ‐ Blues

Release Date ‐ 20/09/19

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    Chicago bluesman Toronzo Cannon defies all expectations. The blistering guitarist, soulful vocalist, singular songwriter and city bus driver fuses his muscular, rock-inspired blues guitar playing with his original, keenly detailed slice-of-life songs, blazing his own blues trail.

    With the 2016 release of his Alligator Records debut, The Chicago Way, Cannon burst onto the international stage as one the most electrifying bluesmen to emerge from Chicago in decades. His live performances unfailingly earn him heaps of critical praise and hordes of wildly enthusiastic fans. Cannon has played major cities all over the U.S., Canada, and Europe. He recently performed for the first time in Japan, delighting and surprising audiences with one unforgettable gig after another.

    Now, with the release of The Preacher, The Politician Or The Pimp, Cannon builds upon the foundation he's laid, creating and defining his vision of contemporary blues. 

    The Preacher, The Politician Or The Pimp features twelve Cannon originals, ranging from the burning social commentary of the title track to the wryly told, up-to-the-minute truths of Insurance to the trademark Cannon humor of Stop Me When I'm Lying and Ordinary Woman.

    He gets serious on the haunting The First 24, the Martin Luther King-inspired The Silence Of My Friends and on the moving final track, I'm Not Scared. Cannon's blazing guitar and soul-baring vocals are front and center. His songwriting is inspired by his deep Chicago roots, the wisdom of his grandparents and his years of observing the public while driving a bus.

    His songs tell timeless stories of common experiences in uncommon ways.


    Primary Format - Music - CD

    Artist - CANNON, TORONZO

    Label - Alligator Records

    Music Genre - Blues

    Music Genre Primary - Blues & Roots

Track Listing


  1. Get Together Or Get Apart
  2. The Preacher, The Politician or the Pimp
  3. The Chicago Way
  4. Insurance
  5. Stop Me When I'm Lying
  6. She Loved Me (Again)
  7. The Silence Of My Friends
  8. The First 24
  9. That's What I Love About 'Cha
  10. Ordinary Woman
  11. Let Me Lay My Love On You
  12. I'm Not Scared

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