Album Review: "Slippin' and Slidin'" by The Immediate Family (10/10)

Distributed by: Quarto Valley Records

Producers: The Immediate Family

In the tradition of The Wrecking Crew and The Funk Brothers these guys have played with countless hit makers, like James Taylor, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, Warren Zevon, etc. Now they’re out front and center with an EP that puts a spotlight on original songwriting as much as instrumental chops. The Danny Kortchmar/Waddy Wachtel title track features wicked slide and a Dylan/Stones vibe, while “New York Minute” pairs a dramatic storyline with the stellar rhythms of Leland Sklar and Russ Kunkel, and additional guitar and vocals by Steve Postell. There’s also a cool live version of “Werewolves of London.” “Top of the Rock” and “Cruel Twist” round out a solid effort.