Patrick Henry began performing at the age of seven
when he sang his favorite hymn "One More River to Cross" in a little
church in the town of Sunset, Louisiana. From these early beginnings
Mr. Henry remained in the town of Sunset where he joined the
Liberation Band in 1978 which was the start of his professional
career. Patrickor Henry & The Liberation Band is credited to
three albums for Lanor Records and had released albums sporadically
under his own name leading up to the 2014 release "Bad Man".
Patrick Henry & The Liberation Band
"Deep Rhythm & Soul" (Lanor)
"Come And Get It" (Lanor 1995)
1.WHY YOU WANNA GET
"The Train" (Lanor)
"Love Games" (Hot Box 2000)
1. Such a Sexy Lady
"Played, Cheated & Lied" (M2K Ent. 2002)
1. Twisted Love Affair
"Mr Excitement 2004" (Lock Down 2004)
1 - Losing You
"Contagious" (Drove Ent. 2007)
***Henry has a strong, elastic tenor voice like Chuck Roberson that's just as clean as it was back when he was fronting the Louisiana-based R & B group Patrick Henry & The Liberation Band. Since then he's been one of those talented vocalists that falls beneath the radar anywhere outside the chitlin' circuit but has enough interested listeners to always make a little noise in the South. "Contagious" comes out swinging with a silly, boastful intro (by Vinnie V) before pushing you to the dancefloor with the infectious (or should I say "contagious") mover "Mr Excitement (I'm Real)". It contains a simply hypnotic refrain of "Shake that thang like a salt shaker!" and an intermittent rap by Big B. Nice, slick production by the song's author, Brian Broussard. The first single likely is the bumper "I'm Hooked" with those tasty synth horns and Tyrone Davis-inspired vocals. I'm telling you this sound will never get old.
"Groove On" (in two versions) aptly sums up the vibe of the "party Blues" circuit with lyrics: "Patron and Hennessey/You're looking good to me/let me invite you to my world/Grey Goose and Alazine (?!?)/Let's dance the night away/Tonight I'm calling you my girl". Meanwhile "Let Me Love You" and the title cut are seductive slowies with molasses dripping vocals. "Bye Bye Baby" and "Tears Of Yesteryears" are a couple effective heart tuggers easy as cream on the ears. That pretty much goes for the record as a whole.
"One Stop Shop" (M2K 2010)
1. Mr Excitement
The Mudcats, Burton Garr & Patrick Henry "Louisiana Rhythm & Blues" (Mardi Gras 2014)
1 A Man with Two Women
"Come And Get It" (Mardi Gras 2014)
1 A Woman Was Made to Be Loved
"Bad Man" (Lockdowne 2014)
1. How Can I Give it?