Last week Nate Taiapa from the Blues Room was kind enough the do a whole radio show about ElectroBlues and Black and Tan Records. He asked me lots of questions and played several electro blues tracks from our catalogue. Blues Room is broadcasted weekly on Community Radio Hamilton in New Zealand and here you can listen to the podcast.
Here is a list of all our releases including the ones on our sub labels. For each release you will find the corresponding (buy, download, stream) links. As you can see not all releases are available in all formats. If you find any incorrect links please let us know. Of course the releases are also available on all the other download and streaming platforms.
|Big George Jackson||Beggin' Ain't For Me||1998||Black and Tan Records||buy||itunes||spotify|
|Big George Jackson||Big Shot||2001||Black and Tan Records||buy||itunes||spotify|
|Big George Jackson||Southern In My Soul||2003||Black and Tan Records||buy||itunes||spotify|
|Big George Jackson & miXendorp||Big George Jackson remixed||2015||Black and Tan Records||itunes||spotify|
|Billy Jones||tha' Bluez||2005||Black and Tan Records||buy||itunes||spotify|
|Billy Jones||Bad Luck||2006||Black and Tan Records||itunes||spotify|
|Billy Jones||my Hometown||2007||Black and Tan Records||buy||itunes||spotify|
|Billy Jones & miXendorp||Billy Jones Remixed EP||2016||Black and Tan Records||itunes||spotify|
|BLu ACiD||The First Tracks||2016||BLu ACiD Records||itunes||spotify|
|BLu ACiD||Dust On A Wire||2015||BLu ACiD Records||itunes||spotify|
|BLu ACiD||Money||2016||BLu ACiD Records||itunes||spotify|
|BLu ACiD||Can’t Stand It||2016||BLu ACiD Records||itunes||spotify|
|BLu ACiD||Stuck Anyway||2016||BLu ACiD Records||itunes||spotify|
|BLu ACiD||Caveman||2016||BLu ACiD Records||itunes||spotify|
|BLu ACiD||Things Will Change||2016||BLu ACid Records||itunes||spotify|
|BLu ACiD||Silence||2016||BLu ACiD Records||itunes||spotify|
|BLu ACiD feat John Blake||Keep It Burning||2016||BLu ACiD Records||itunes||spotify|
|BLu ACiD feat John Blake||Georgia||2016||BLu ACiD Records||itunes||spotify|
|BLu ACiD feat John Blake||Gallows Tree||2016||BLu ACiD Records||itunes||spotify|
|BLu ACiD feat John Blake||No Time||2017||BLu ACiD Records||itunes||spotify|
|Boo Boo Davis||East St Louis||1999||Black and Tan Records||itunes||spotify|
|Boo Boo Davis||Can Man||2002||Black and Tan Records||itunes||spotify|
|Boo Boo Davis||The Snake||2004||Black and Tan Records||itunes||spotify|
|Boo Boo Davis||Drew Mississippi||2006||Black and Tan Records||itunes||spotify|
|Boo Boo Davis||Name Of The Game||2008||Black and Tan Records||buy||itunes||spotify|
|Boo Boo Davis||Ain't Gotta Dime||2009||Black and Tan Records||buy||itunes||spotify|
|Boo Boo Davis||Undercover Blues||2010||Black and Tan Records||buy||itunes||spotify|
|Boo Boo Davis||What Kind Of Shit Is This?||2014||Black and Tan Records||buy||itunes||spotify|
|Boo Boo Davis||Oldskool||2015||Black and Tan Records||buy||itunes||spotify|
|Boo Boo Davis||One Chord Blues||2016||Black and Tan Records||itunes||spotify|
|Boo Boo Davis||Live And Almost Unplugged||2016||Black and Tan Records||itunes||spotify|
|Boo Boo Davis & Crushers2||Bluezy Harp EP||2015||Instrumental Blues Records||itunes||spotify|
|Boo Boo Davis & miXendorp||Boo Boo Davis remixed||2015||Black and Tan Records||itunes||spotify|
|Burton Gaar||100 Pounds of Trouble||2006||Black and Tan Records||spotify|
|Byther Smith||Smitty's Blues||2001||Black and Tan Records||buy||itunes||spotify|
|Byther Smith||Throw Away The Book||2004||Black and Tan Records||itunes||spotify|
|Byther Smith||Byther Smith - digital only||2006||Black and Tan Records||itunes||spotify|
|Byther Smith & miXendorp||Same Thing On My Mind remix||2016||Black and Tan Records||itunes||spotify|
|Crushers2||Blues Instrumentals vol 1||2015||Instrumental Blues Records||itunes||spotify|
|Crushers2 + Sax Gordon||Blue Saxophone||2015||Instrumental Blues Records||itunes||spotify|
|Dave MacKenzie||Old, New, Borrowed & Blue||1999||Black and Tan Records||buy|
|David Philips||The Rooftop Recordings||2011||Black and Tan Records||buy||itunes||spotify|
|David Philips||December Wine (4 track tapes)||2013||Black and Tan Records||buy||itunes||spotify|
|David Philips||If I Had Wings||2015||Black and Tan Records||buy||itunes||spotify|
|David Philips||Folk Radio UK Session 2013 EP||2016||Black and Tan Records||itunes||spotify|
|David Philips||The Rooftop Recordings 2||2016||Black and Tan Records||buy||itunes||spotify|
|David Philips||Winter||2017||Black and Tan Records||itunes||spotify|
|David Philips & miXendorp||Big Things remix||2013||Black and Tan Records||itunes||spotify|
|David Philips & miXendorp||Link In The Chain remix||2013||Black and Tan Records||itunes||spotify|
|Doug MacLeod||A Little Sin||2002||Black and Tan Records||itunes||spotify|
|Doug MacLeod||DUBB||2004||Black and Tan Records||itunes||spotify|
|Doug MacLeod||Where I Been||2006||Black and Tan Records||itunes||spotify|
|Doug MacLeod||Doug at XM Radio vol. 1||2007||Black and Tan Records||itunes||spotify|
|Doug MacLeod||Doug at XM Radio vol. 2||2007||Black and Tan Records||itunes||spotify|
|Doug MacLeod||The Utrecht Sessions||2008||Black and Tan Records||itunes||spotify|
|Doug MacLeod||A Double Dose of Dubb||2009||Black and Tan Records||itunes||spotify|
|Doug MacLeod Band||Live in 1991, vol 1||2007||Black and Tan Records||itunes||spotify|
|Doug MacLeod Band||Live in 1991, vol 2||2007||Black and Tan Records||itunes||spotify|
|Doug MacLeod||Live in Europe||2016||Black and Tan Records||itunes||spotify|
|Doug MacLeod & miXendorp||Doug MacLeod remixed||2016||Black and Tan Records||itunes||spotify|
|ElectroBluesSociety||Duck (single version)||2016||Black and Tan Records||itunes||spotify|
|ElectroBluesSociety feat Kim Snelten||Duck (harmonica)||2017||Black and Tan Records||itunes||spotify|
|ElectroBluesSociety feat Roscoe Chenier||Will The Circle Be Unbroken||2018||Black and Tan Records||itunes||spotify|
|Ernie Payne||Coercion Street||2004||Black and Tan Records||buy||itunes||spotify|
|Erskine Oglesby||Blues Dancin'||2000||Black and Tan Records||buy||itunes||spotify|
|Erskine Oglesby||Honkin' & Shoutin'||2001||Black and Tan Records||buy||itunes||spotify|
|Harrison Kennedy||VOICE + STORY||2005||Black and Tan Records||buy||itunes||spotify|
|Harrison Kennedy & miXendorp||Harrison Kennedy remixed EP||2015||Black and Tan Records||itunes||spotify|
|Harrison Kennedy & miXendorp||Let Her Talk remix #2||2015||Black and Tan Records||itunes||spotify|
|Harrison Kennedy & miXendorp||Bob Lo Island remix||2017||Black and Tan Records||itunes||spotify|
|Jan Mittendorp||Cigar Box Blues EP||2015||Instrumental Blues Records||itunes||spotify|
|Jan Mittendorp||Slide Guitar Blues EP||2015||Instrumental Blues Records||itunes||spotify|
|Jan Mittendorp||BluGuitar||2015||Instrumental Blues Records||itunes||spotify|
|Jan Mittendorp||Blue Strings EP||2015||Instrumental Blues Records||itunes||spotify|
|Jan Mittendorp||Blues Doodles EP||2016||Instrumental Blues Records||itunes||spotify|
|Jan Mittendorp||Blues Doodles 2 EP||2016||Instrumental Blues Records||itunes||spotify|
|Jan Mittendorp||Blues Doodles 3 EP||2016||Instrumental Blues Records||itunes||spotify|
|Jasper Mortier||Double Bass Blues EP||2016||Instrumental Blues Records||itunes||spotify|
|Jimmy Reiter & miXendorp||Instictively Wrong remix)||2017||Black and Tan Records||itunes||spotify|
|King Pug||Borneo Mint Shave||2013||Black and Tan Records||itunes||spotify|
|King Pug||Water Pressure||2013||Black and Tan Records||itunes||spotify|
|King Pug||Grocery||2014||King Pug Records||buy|
|Mike Andersen Band||Tomorrow||2004||Black and Tan Records||buy|
|Mississippi Big Beat||Delta Disco||2012||Black and Tan Records||buy||itunes||spotify|
|Mississippi Big Beat & miXendorp||Try Me One More Time remix||2012||Black and Tan Records||itunes||spotify|
|Mississippi Big Beat & miXendorp||(Idol) Should I Know remix||2013||Black and Tan Records||itunes||spotify|
|miXendorp||blues + beat||2011||Black and Tan Records||buy||itunes||spotify|
|Pedro e os Lobos & miXendorp||Andaluzia remix||2011||Black and Tan Records||itunes||spotify|
|Percy Strother||Home At Last||1998||Black and Tan Records||buy||itunes||spotify|
|Rivherside||Electraw Blues Album||2016||Black and Tan Records||itunes||spotify|
|Roscoe Chenier||Roscoe Style||1997||Black and Tan Records||buy||spotify||itunes|
|Roscoe Chenier||Waiting For My Tomorrow||2006||Black and Tan Records||buy||itunes||spotify|
|Roscoe Chenier||Roscoe Chenier - digital only||2007||Black and Tan Records||itunes||spotify|
|Sunset Travelers||For The Sake Of It||2002||Black and Tan Records||buy||itunes||spotify|
|Tangled Eye||Dream Wall||2014||Black and Tan Records||buy||itunes||spotify|
|Tangled Eye||The Other Seven Songs||2015||Black and Tan Records||itunes||spotify|
|Teresa James||Oh Yeah||2004||Black and Tan Records||buy|
|Turnip Greens||Carry Me Down The Aisle||2006||Black and Tan Records||buy||itunes||spotify|
|Turnip Greens & miXendorp||SixSixtySix remix||2011||Black and Tan Records||itunes||spotify|
|Various Artists||Straight Blues 4U||2003||Black and Tan Records||buy|
|Various Artists||Keeping Living Music Alive vol. 2||2007||Black and Tan Records||buy|
Crunchy guitar and driving rhythms abound, this is music for driving or getting down and dirty… or both at the same time! Indie-Blues-Rock duo King Pug was a project started by hyperactive English guitarist, singer, producer and songwriter Dave Wilkinson as an outlet for a back catalogue of songs that didn’t seem to fit with his other various musical incarnations. Heavily based in the blues with driving rhythms provided by fellow country man Caspar St. Charles.
King Pug could be compared to The Black Keys and The White Stripes due to their duo format… if you were lazy! But with a British touch notable in Wilkinson’s voice and writing, and a long, varied career as session musicians, the duo certainly add their own flavour to the mix, enough to carve them their own niche in the “power duo” scene.
Their debut E.P. “Borneo Mint Shave” was written, produced, mixed and mastered by Wilkinson in his own “D.I.Y.” studio and within one week of it’s release on Bandcamp they were signed to Black and Tan Records in The Netherlands. And these dogs are fast !!!! just two months after the release of their debut they strike agian with “Water Pressure” – a three track E.P. Harder hitting, grittier and groovier than ever, this is Rock music you can dance to, Blues music that won’t give you the blues!
Best known as the lead vocalist on the Chairmen of the Board blues classic “I’m the Chairman of the Board,” Harrison Kennedy was born and raised in Hamilton, Ontario, before moving to Detroit to join up with the Chairmen, a group 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.
Ernie Payne was an African American musician from Louisiana’s Acadia Parish. His family was large and everyone learnt early to pitch in and help with chores and household duties. Their strict, religious, hardworking ethic thought ‘music’ essential to a quality life, but hardly something to pursue as a way to earn a living.
“Somebody singing is my first memory. Music celebrated and music mourned. Everybody in my family loved some kind of music and they shared it with me. My music attempts to carry on that idea of brotherhood and sharing.”
At the core of almost every song are Payne’s vocals which are extremely strong, yet soothing. The stories told in the songs are intimate and visual and as he is singing he makes the listener feel as if he is talking to them personally, directly and one on one. Ernie’s debut CD (Coercion Street) was released on Black and Tan Records in April 2004. The record was played all over the world and it got rave reviews in among other BLUES WAX and BLUES REVUE. During his European tours Ernie visited Holland, France, Ireland, Belgium and the UK. He was invited to do several support shows for ROBERT PLANT both in the UK and the USA.
Ernie spend almost his entire life on writing and improving his songs. He always dreamed of performing and touring and just when this finally started to happen, his health didn’t allow him to do it very long. It was really sad that he got sick and was not able to travel anymore. Ernie died in September, 2007.
Ernie’s Bio in his own words:
“I was born in Louisiana, U.S.A. Raised in Evangeline Parish and East Texas. Late blooming baby boomer, nurtured by godfearing baptists and creole catholics and the powerful fun of the second line drum. I’m trying to serve the blackness well.”
Erskine Oglesby gained a strong reputation within his hometown St. Louis, Missouri Born in St. Louis in 1937, Erskine played with nearly everyone who had a name in his hometown He started out at the age of l4 on piano with no less a performer than Chuck Berry. Still the sax was and remained his choice instrument throughout.
When he finished his military service in the US Air Force in November 1957, Erskine got in touch with Billy Gayles’ band and started out as a professional musician. Over the years he played with the likes of Albert King, Ike & Tina Turner, Little Milton, Billy Gayles, Eugene Neal and Benny Sharp, as well as with local jazz acts. He just didn’t want to limit himself to blues (Because I enjoy it all!), he told the St. Louis Blues Society. In 90’s he also visited Europe as a member of the St. Louis Kings of Rhythm and on more than one occasion he played with other St. Louis acts at the renowned Bluesestafette in Utrecht
His taste for diversity also shows on his two records for Black & Tan Records. The music he picked ranges from straight jump blues to jazzy instrumentals.
For a sense of the blues at its most tangible, one needs to look no further than singer/guitarist Percy Strother, who triumphed over incredible tragedy to create music of genuine pain and sorrow. Born July 23, 1946 in Vicksburg, Mississippi, he was still a child when his father died violently; his mother passed away shortly afterward, and rather than submitting to life in an orphanage,
Strother simply took to the road. He drifted from job to job for a number of years, all the while fighting a battle with alcoholism; discovering the blues turned his life around, however, and after sobering up he began teaching himself guitar, honing his chops in virtual anonymity before recording his debut LP A Good Woman Is Hard to Find in 1992. The Highway Is My Home followed in 1995, and in 1997 Strother returned with It’s My Time. He toured Europe several times and recorded Home at Last there, which saw release in 2001. A legend in his adopted home of Minneapolis, Percy Strother was diagnosed with liver cancer and passed away May 29, 2005.
Guitarist/singer Roscoe Chenier was born November 6, 1941 in the hamlet of Notleyville, just east of Opelousas. Though his family of sharecroppers was poor in material posses-sions, it was musically rich in talent. Related to both zydeco demigod, Clifton Chenier, and bluesman Morris ‘Big’ Chenier, his father Arthur ‘Bud’ Chenier was his main inspiration. Bud, a cajun accordionist, accompanied by his first cousin and fiddler John Stevens, the father of Duke Stevens, was widly popular, as he often would entertain at weekend house parties. “As a youngster, I’d just soak up the music”, Roscoe said.
His vocal gift manifested itself early, as he was invited in 1958 to join one of the hottest traveling bands in the territory; C.D and the Blue Runners, which featured three Gradnier brothers on harmonica, drums and bass and Lonesome Sundown on lead guitar. Roscoe remained with CD for over a dozen years, until 1970 and despite the British Invasion, still managed to find enough work to keep the blues alive. Things in the black com- munity changed and it was difficult earning a living, especially when the gigs were paying $6 per man per night. And, Roscoe began a succession for day jobs as a truck driver in order to make ends meet.
In the 70’s Roscoe led a rather peripatetic existence as a bluesman, drifting from band to band, finding gigs catch as catch can. for a year and a half, he served with Good Rockin’ Thomas and thereafter a hitch with Good Rockin’ Bob. Often he was a “hired gun” for artists like Lonesome Sundown and Clarence Randle. The final chapter of this itinerant period of Roscoe’s life was a three year stretch with local horn man Duke Stevens, who like Charles Tyler, also had a hit on Lee Lavergne’s Lanor label in the 60’s “I’ve been your fool.”
By 1980, Roscoe finally was his own man, leading his own band, shaped in his image. During the years he had some great players in his band and allthough some of them “retired” Roscoe always managed to attract capable replacements. Since that date, it’s been a long hard struggle to remain financially independent. And he’s tried various means, including recording, to jump start his career. Roscoe Chenier and his band appeared at the Blues Estafette in 1992, 1993, 1996, 1998 and 2001. He also performed at the very prestigous North Sea Jazz Festival in the Hague. Roscoe Chenier toured Europe regularly and performed on several major blues festivals. Roscoe’s last two releases are “Roscoe Style” (1998) and “Waiting For My Tomorrow” (2006).
Roscoe died on February 7, 2013.