“Born a Sinner” Review from Blues Blast Magazine — 2018
Judy Sings The Blues is a modern funky blues-rock band based in Lewes, Delaware, and Born A Sinner is the band’s first release. Featuring eight self-penned songs and two covers, the album contains more than enough to suggest a bright future for the band.
The album opens with the funky (and excellently titled) “My Name Ain’t Baby” with nice clipped guitar from Eric Zoeckler as the rhythm section of Carl Thompson (bass) and James Sudimak (drums) lay down a tight groove. Singer Judy Mangini has a warm, powerful voice that suits the material perfectly. “Until That Sucker’s Dead” mines a similar vein (both in the funky edge and the excellent title). The album has a solid mix of the upbeat (such as “Dirty Girl” and “I Like The Way”, with its irresistible drive and a full-bore rock guitar solo from Zoeckler) as well as slower tracks such as the very impressive title track, with a particularly powerful vocal performance by Mangini.