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Escutem One Chord Blues do Boo Boo Davis

O Boo Boo Davis é um daqueles músicos de Blues que estão bem escondidos no coração do Mississippi, mais exatamente na cidade de Drew, a cidade da ativista Mae Bertha Carter e do pai dos irmãos Manning da NFL. Boo Boo tocou por décadas em St. Louis e teve a oportunidade de servir como banda de apoio a diversos músicos que por lá passaram, B.B. King antes da fama foi um deles. Ao contrário do que você pensa, esse não é um Delta Blues, o som dele é eletrificado, mas ainda é possível encontrar o Delta em suas canções.

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Immer wenn ich einen alten Hounddog wie BOO BOO DAVIS höre, denke ich mir <warum ist dieser Mann nicht längst international und folgedem auch hierzulande bekannt?> Groovige “Jimi-Hendrix”-Licks, eine schnarrende an den Klang von Screaming Jay Hawkins erinnernde Stimme, verzerrte Mundharmonika-Riffs und eine dröhnende Orgel (gespielt von Roel Spanjers), die geradezu von der Bühne eines 60er Jahre “Doors”-Konzerts zu den Aufnahmen dieser Scheibe hinüber gewandert ist. “The Snake” ist der geniale Auftakt des Albums “One Chord Blues”, das die besten und interessantesten Stücke seiner bisher veröffentlichten Studio Alben zusammenfasst. Der als James Davis geborene Musiker aus dem Süden der USA ist seit den 70er Jahren unterwegs und hat sich nie viel um Mainstream oder kommerzielle Dinge geschert. Auftreten – schlafen – essen’n’trinken – die verdiente Kohle für Miete oder andere nützliche Dinge ausgeben und so wiederholt sich der Kreislauf seit Jahren.

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Boo Boo Davis “One Chord Blues”

Imos con uns cantos álbumes recomendados antes do fin de semana. De primeiro, o novo de Boo Boo Davis. Nos últimos anos estase a converter no meu bluesman favorito, xa vos comentamos noutras ocasións pinceladas da súa vida e carreira, pero ahí segue, con 72 anos e publicando un álbum tras doutro desde o mesmo delta do Mississippi. O seu novo traballo é “One Chord Blues”, que inclúe material novo e outras pezas xa coñecidas a modo de pequena revisión de temas dos seus últimos anos, algúns deles están incluídos tal cual estaban recollidos en álbumes anteriores, outros grabados de novo, e algunha peza que non fora publicada, e todo grabado en directo de estudio para recoller toda a forza da súa harmónica e a voz rasgada, só acompañado John Gerritse na batería e Ene Mittendorp coa guitarra. Son 16 cortes, alternado temas novos e vellos, revisando pezas propias e tradicionais, todo pasado polo seu particular blues eléctrico, pero sinxelo, directo e contundente. Perfecto para quen queira comezar con Boo Boo Davis. Eu podería escoitalo hipnotizado durante horas.

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Kiedy czytam życiorys Boo Boo Davisa, w głowie maluje mi się obraz bluesmana z początku XX wieku. Boo Boo urodził się w Drew w stanie Mississippi. Pracował na plantacji bawełny od wczesnych lat życia. Nie było pieniędzy, by mały Davis poszedł do szkoły, więc nie miał możliwości nauczyć się pisać i czytać. Jednak w jego domu zawsze obecny był blues, którego Davis używa po dzień dzisiejszy, jako języka komunikacji ze współczesnym światem. Nie jest to bluesman z dekady Roberta Johnsona, a muzyk żyjący w naszych czasach. Mówi się o nim, że jest to jeden z ostatnich prawdziwych bluesmanów. Continue reading Polish review for Boo Boo Davis

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Als je, zoals wij hier bij Rootstime, vaak naar muziek luistert en geregeld iets nieuws te horen krijgt, gebeurt het al wel eens dat je bij een plaat blijft hangen. Meer dan eens s gaat het dan om een cd wholesale NBA jerseys die echt goed is en die je, na een tijdje, nog steeds geregeld opzet. Cd’s die nog een stap verder gaan zijn heel dun gezaaid, maar er zijn bepaalde schijfjes die zo y goed zijn dat ze je al de rest even doen vergeten en die er Davis om smeken om constant gedraaid te worden. “OldSkool” van Boo Boo Davis is er zo eentje. Al is Boo Boo Davis beslist geen nieuwe artiest, want Richard hij is waarschijnlijk een van de laatste mannen die kunnen navertellen hoe het harde leven in het Mississippi van de jaren ’30 en ’40 was. Continue reading Boo Boo Davis Rootstime

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Boo Boo Davis – Oldskool
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… this how Mississippi blues sounds in 2017

Boo Boo Davis is a survivor and belongs to the last generations of musicians that write and play the blues based on first hand experience of a hard life in the Mississippi Delta. He was born and raised in Drew, Mississippi in the heart of Delta. It was the richest cotton land in the South and the large amounts of field workers attracted the best musicians from the surrounding areas. The entire Delta region was rich with blues, but the town of Drew was a particularly fertile one. Charley Patton stayed near Drew for many years and several legendary performers spent time there. Sharecroppers sang loudly to help pass the grueling hours of work and without a doubt Boo Boo developed his loud, bellowing voice based on the singing he heard in the fields as a young boy. In fact, that voice, through the years has demolished many amps and speaker cabinets.

Boo Boo’s father, Sylvester Davis farmed cotton and played several instruments. Musicians who he played with include John Lee Hooker, Elmore James and Robert Pete Williams. Boo Boo remembers these and other musicians dropping by and rehearsing at their house. At the age of five Boo Boo was playing the harmonica and singing in church with his mother. By thirteen he was playing guitar, and by eighteen he was playing out with his father and older brothers under the name of The Lard Can Band. This band travelled all throughout the Delta. In the early sixties he went north to St Louis and was around during the heyday of the St Louis music scene (Albert King, Ike Turner, Chuck Berry and many others). Together with his brothers they were the weekend house band in Tabby’s Red Room in East St Louis for eighteen years.

Even though Boo Boo moved north to St. Louis, he will always be a southerner at heart. When he is at home (and not performing) his favorite pastimes are hunting with his dogs and fishing. During Boo Boo’s childhood there was no time or money for him to go to school so he never learned to read and write. However that did not prevent him to travel all over the world. Following his guiding spirit (that he calls Dave) Boo Boo has found a way to deal with modern society. The blues helps him to keep his spirit high and survive day-to-day life. It deals with all the basic raw elements of life; good and bad, plain and simple.

His first European tour took place in April 2000 and since then Boo Boo is touring Europe at least twice a year. So far Boo Boo has released 5 CD’s on Black and Tan Records and all of them were very well received. Number 4 (DREW, MISSISSIPPI) was listed with the 10 best blues records of 2006 by MOJO Magazine (UK). In 2007 Boo Boo was invited to perform on the POCONO BLUES FESTIVAL, one of the biggest blues festivals in the USA and in March 2007 Boo Boo performed live on CBC Radio One, national radio in Canada.

What started as a crazy idea after the European tour of Boo Boo in October 2007 has turned out to be not too crazy at all. On the Spring Tour of 2008 they decided to leave out the bass and tour as a trio: Boo Boo Davis on vocals & harmonica, John Gerritse on drums and Jan Mittendorp on guitar. This trio has been touring Europe extensively; the last few years they did over 400 shows in more then twenty different countries including a lot of the big European blues & jazz festivals (North Sea Jazz, Montreux, Peer, Juan les Pins, Rother BluesTage, Amal, Olstzyn)


 Tour dates

datevenuecitycountry
7-10-2017BB's Jazz, Blues and SoupsSt Louis MOUSA
19-10-2017Sala SonCangasSpain
20-10-2017La Cueva del JazzZamoraSpain
21-10-2017AntzokiaErmuaSpain
22-10-2017Auditorio La CarcelSegoviaSpain
23-10-2017Sala XSevillaSpain
24-10-2017Louie LouieEsteponaSpain
25-10-201716 LoneladasValenciaSpain
26-10-2017Club TempoMadridSpain
27-10-2017Sala ClapMataroSpain
28-10-2017Sala StarTarazona de la ManchaSpain
1-11-2017KulturfabrikWetzikonSwitzerland
2-11-2017Chicago BarZugSwitzerland
3-11-2017Loewen ArenaSommeriSwitzerland
4-11-2017Brio’s Beat’n’EatDinslakenGermany
5-11-2017CHV NoordkadeVeghelHolland
6-11-2017Cafe MuseumPassauGermany
7-11-2017zur PostObingGermany
8-11-2017Garage de LuxeMunchenGermany
9-11-2017Jazzclub Cave 61HeilbronnGermany
10-11-2017Magisch TheatertjeMaastrichtHolland
12-11-2017Cafe de AmerAmenHolland
17-11-2017Haarlemse BluesclubHaarlemHolland
19-11-2017De HipDeventerHolland
24-11-2017Bielefelder JazzclubBielefeldGermany
25-11-2017Zum DonnersbergWinnweilerGermany
5-4-2017Tranque BarCopenhagenDenmark
6-4-2018Kulturhus GimleFollenslevDenmark
7-4-2017KlangfabrikKleveGermany
20-4-2018Bar de la FermeNyonSwitzerland
24-4-2018Cafe HahnKoblenzGermany

 Releases

Boo Boo Davis – Live And Almost Unplugged (2016)
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Boo Boo Davis – Oldskool (2015)
Blu Acid
Blu Acid – What Kind Of Shit Is This? (2014)
boo boo davis album undercover blues
Boo Boo Davis – Undercover Blues (2010)
B&T 313 highres
Boo Boo Davis – remixed (2015)
boo boo davis ain't gotta dime
Boo Boo Davis – Ain’t Gotta Dime (2009)
boo boo davis album name of the game
Boo Boo Davis – Name Of The Game (2008)
boo boo davis album drew mississippi
Boo Boo Davis – Drew, Mississippi (2006)
B&T 018
Boo Boo Davis – The Snake (2004)
B&T 012
Boo Boo Davis – Can Man (2002)
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Boo Boo Davis – East St Louis (1999)