Mick Hucknall Mick Hucknall

Mick Hucknall “Tribute To Bobby” Track By Track

Farther Up The Road

“Farther On Up The Road” was the first song I heard by Bobby. I heard this song in Liverpool in a club called Eric’s, and the manager of the club was a guy called Roger Eagle who was a huge Bobby Bland fan, and he in fact managed my first band the Frantic Elevators for two years. Roger was probably my biggest musical mentor and I discovered a lot of music through Roger.

Ain’t That Lovin’ You

I first heard a live version, actually, of Bobby Bland’s and what I like about this version is this rolling baseline that we have on Andy’s arrangements. It’s very groovy and I love the horns inside the chorus, it’s a very groovy and funky track and I think we’re really going to enjoy playing this one live.

I’m Too Far Gone (To Turn Around)

“Too Far Gone” is really a very unusual song, it’s one of those songs that doesn’t have a verse or chorus or anything, it just really seems to roll along and it’s got interesting twists and turns to it and we really tried to give a contemporary feel to a song which I think is very oriented in gospel.


“Poverty” is the first single from the album “Tribute To Bobby” and it has a very powerful lyric that really, in many ways, can apply to the current situations in society as it did all those years ago when Bobby first recorded it. I feel it’s somehow still quite relevant to many people. I was brought up in a life of poverty, but fortunately I am successful and wealthy now, but that still doesn’t mean to say you can forget or just ignore what you’ve been through in your own life in the past. I am fully aware that there are many people out there who are experiencing these problems now. I really love the lyrics on this tune, a great groove, and Bobby sings the hell out of it by the way on his version. It’s a really enjoyable song to sing and a great lyric

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”Hucknall's best album since Stars” - The Independent (UK)
“Hucknall sounds fully engaged by these songs, delivering rounded, full performances.” All Music Guide

Albums by Mick Hucknall


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