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After more than two decades as a sideman for local blues legend Bobby Parker, bassist Whop Frazier takes the lead on his belated debut, Doing It on My Own. The CD’s title is something of a misnomer, though for all the right reasons: Like any good bandleader, Frazier gives his hired hands, Friends by Choice, plenty of room to move. Keyboardist Vince Evans and guitarist Bobby Thompson are Whop’s best friends, judging by the performances turned in here. Evans’ Booker T-ish B-3 gives a Stax feel to “Wish I Never Loved You at All,” and Thompson’s wah-wah noodling carries “Whop’s Jam.” Frazier does make one rookie mistake: His tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughan, “Pride and Joy,” might wow ’em from a blues bar stage, but it should have been left off the CD. Given the overall good vibe of Doing It, however, it’s easy to overlook such missteps. How can you help but root for a guy who thanks both God and Mick Fleetwood in his liner notes? For more information on Frazier, call (703) 532-2820.