today we released this new single
B&T 965 – Harrison Kennedy & miXendorp – Bob Lo Island (remix)
Best known as the lead vocalist of the Chairmen of the Board Harrison Kennedy was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, before moving to Detroit to join up with this group that was started as part of the new Holland-Dozier-Holland label Invictus / Hot Wax. In the mid-’70s, Kennedy left the group and struck out on a solo career. Over the years he has been able to pull from styles as varied as funk, soul, R&B, folk, rock, and gospel. In 2008, Kennedy was nominated for Best Blues Recording in Canada’s Juno Awards. Here is a new miXendorp remix of one of his songs. The original recording of this song was only voice and percussion and it was released by Harrison on Black and Tan Records in 2005.
The track is released digital only and available on all the download and streaming platforms. Here are the links to a few popular ones:
yesterday we released a new single on Black and Tan Records :
B&T 963 – Instinctively Wrong (remix) – Jimmy Reiter & miXendorp
Jimmy Reiter is a guitarist, singer and convincing songwriter, firmly rooted in the tradition of Blues and R&B. For over 10 years Jimmy was lead guitarist with US Blues singer/harmonica player Doug Jay as well as supporting player for numerous international Blues artists on their European tours, such as Larry Garner, Big Daddy Wilson, Albie Donnelly and Memo Gonzalez. In 2011 Jimmy started working under his won name and so far he released two albums. Last month Jimmy and his band received the German Blues Award for Best Band of 2017.
The new release is a miXendorp remix of one of the songs from Jimmy’s latest release. The music is released digital only and available on all the download and streaming platforms. Here are the links to a few popular ones:
Today we released this new single:
B&T 964 – ElectroBluesSociety feat Kim Snelten – Duck (harmonica)
A few weeks ago ElectroBluesSociety did a very enjoyable jam/recording session with Kim Snelten: a famous Dutch harmonica player, and this is the first track from that session.
The single is available on all the digital download and streaming platforms and here the links to a few popular ones.
today we released a new record of David Philips
B&T 962 – David Philips – Winter
November 2016 to March 2017 David Philips locked himself in his studio and spent the winter months writing and recording new material. Harking back to the full band sound of his debut album, but this time with a grittier sound centred mainly around the electric guitar and his new found love of the drum kit. Very much the studio loner David wrote, recorded and produced the whole record himself, playing all instruments and also designing the artwork. David says of the writing process : “With these songs I was experimenting with a new way of writing, something much more spontaneous, organic and immediate, trying my best to keep the inner critic at bay for as long as possible. I was able to centre the songs around what I hope are strong hooks and allowing myself to write with the electric guitar rather than the acoustic gave the songs a different energy.” Stylistically sitting somewhere between Ryan Adams and Doyle Bramhall II, yet as ever with his own instantly recognisable sound, Philips mixes pop, blues, rock and a touch of soul on this compact and to the point collection of 8 new songs entitled simply “Winter.”
The music will be released digital only and is available on all download and streaming platforms.
Today we released the first single from an upcoming David Philips album
B&T 961 – David Philips – Home
November 2016 to March 2017 David Philips locked himself in his studio and spent the winter months writing and recording new material. Harking back to the full band sound of his debut album, but with more grit, more electric guitar, more to say and a clearer idea of how to say it. Very much the studio loner David recorded and produced the whole record himself, playing all instruments and also designing the artwork. “Home” is the upbeat new single from this collection of recordings entitled simply “Winter” due out April 10 !
The single is available on all streaming and download platforms.
today we released:
BA 521 – BLu ACiD feat John Blake – No Time
the fourth single from a recording session that BLu ACiD did with singer John Blake in 2016. Released digital-only and available at all the popular platforms. Here are a few links
today we released the first single from ElectroBluesSociety
B&T 960 – ElectroBluesSociety – Duck (single version)
This is the first ‘official’ release from this new duo. Modern technologies and 30+ years of live stage experience using computers, a double bass, guitars, foot pedals, vintage amps, midi controllers, an old drumkit and lots of cables. At their website you can find more information, video’s and more music.
The single is released digital only and here are the links to a few popular platforms
B&T 959 – Boo Boo Davis – Live And Almost Unplugged
So far all of Boo Boo’s records were cut in one take live in the studio, but without an audience. This is the first time we have released a record that is recorded live WITH an audience. Boo Boo, John and Jan are not famous for playing soft or subtle but sometimes they really take it down if the situation asks for it. Cafe de Amer is a small barn in the middle of nowhere in the north of Holland. Over the last twenty years this place has become a famous stage where musicians from all over the world come to play for music fans from all over the country. The place holds a maximum of 100 people and the distance between the musicians and the audience is less then 3 feet. Over the years Boo Boo has become a regular and this was his sixth show in De Amer. The recordings for this release are made with just one stereo microphone in the middle of a completely packed room.
This record will be released digital only and here are the links to a few popular platforms.
Singer, songwriter et multi-instrumentiste britannique, David Philips n’a pas mis longtemps à se faire un nom sur la scène blues et folk internationale et c’est en travaillant d’arrache-pied en studio pour ses propres albums mais aussi pour diverses campagnes publicitaires et en participant à de grands festivals comme ceux de Montreux et de Marciac mais aussi à d’autres en Inde, en Australie et dans toute l’Europe qu’il a réussi à faire de sa musique une sorte de référence incontournable. Cinq années après son deuxième album, le premier « Rooftop Recordings » paru sur le label néerlandais Black & Tan Records, David Phillips qui entre temps a publié deux efforts est retourné dans son appartement de Barcelone et c’est là-bas, sous les toits, qu’il s’est livré à l’enregistrement du second volet de ces désormais fameux enregistrements solitaires. Deux micros judicieusement posés, toutes portes et fenêtres ouvertes, l’artiste s’est laissé aller une fois encore à faire chanter ses guitares, dobros et autres cigar box et à inonder le tout de sa voix si attachante et si chaleureuse mais aussi de quelques parties d’harmonica éparpillées deci-delà. Une douzaine de compositions de toute beauté, six instrumentaux issus de diverses improvisations voire même des tests de micros, « The Rooftop Recordings 2 » nous présente des trésors de picking mais aussi et surtout de grands moments de musique au sens le plus large du terme, ces fameux instants où l’on ne se demande plus si l’on est dans le blues, dans le folk ou même dans le rag mais où l’on attrape à la volée de véritables tranches de bonheur comme « That Dirty Road », « Tied Up Gagged And Bound » ou « Guilty Sunday » et des moments empreints d’une formidable spontanéité comme « Dance Of The Swallow », « The Acrobat » ou « Waterproof ». Proposé en version numérique ou en CD au tirage limité à mille exemplaires, l’ouvrage est assorti de diverses aquarelles réalisées par David Philips lui-même qui représentent les oiseaux que l’on peut voir sur les toits de Barcelone. Une bonne manière de boucler la boucle …
today we released
BA 519 – BLu ACiD feat John Blake – Gallows Tree
The third single from the recording session that BLu ACiD did with singer John Blake earlier this year. Another 21st century take on the worksongs that Alan Lomax recorded in the Mississippi Delta in the 1950’s. The track will be released digital only and is available on all download and streaming platforms. Here are a few links: