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new release

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:

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new single / Jimmy Reiter remixed

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:

 

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review new single ElectroBluesSociety

Here is what TUNED UP wrote about the new single of ElectroBluesSociety feat Kim Snelten (and we take the aging hippies as a compliment 🙂 ) :

If you’re in the mood for something easy listening but not sleep-inducing, this song hits the spot. I’m not particularly into jam bands but for some reason I got lucky this afternoon when clicking through promo emails. This was the first song in a unread Tuned Up email that popped up, and it’s suiting my Saturday afternoon summer coffee shop mood perfectly. I think this band should play Columbus’ ComFest in the future. All the aging hippies and young guns will love it.

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new single ElectroBluesSociety feat Kim Snelten

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.

 

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David Philips in SomethingElse Reviews

When surveying his history and discography it’s quite clear that David Philips is diversely talented enough to make whatever the hell kind of music he wants to make without any outside help, and make it well. So when this British expat who now call Barcelona, Spain his home locked himself up in a studio last winter to make a more-or-less straightforward rock album, it was going to be interesting to see if this singer-songwriter mostly known for stripped down folk hymns could maintain that notion. Winter, now out from Black and Tan Records, does. It’s a fully produced album, but perhaps ‘fully produced’ only by the standards of roots rock. Philips plays all the instruments, as he always does, but there’s more to play: guitars, bass, drums, lead and background vocals. He puts it all together in a mix that resembles a real band, and wrote eight new tunes that have hooks and riffs, leaving just enough space to let his lead guitarist side flourish. The furry analog blare of “Changes” is immediately inviting to ears attuned to seventies classic rock and the grit quickly dismisses any idea that Philips would go commercial. The soul-infused blues-rock “Mary” is a dead ringer for a Doyle Bramhall II cut, and an occasion for Philips to show what he’s got in the hot licks department. He takes a three-chord riff far on “Rich Man” and goes rural with harmonica and acoustic guitar on the eminently catchy “Home.” And then he shows off Hendrix chops with a dash of Bad Company and Stevie Ray Vaughan thrown in on “The One” (video above) as well as on “Running,” while “Your Way” downshifts to a lilting ballad tempo. The album closer “That’s Alright” seems bound to be all about a heavy guitar riff before unexpectedly encountering a soulful psychedelic interlude laced with ace blues chops. Clocking in at a lean half an hour, Winter concludes maybe a little sooner than we’d like, but that running time was par for course in the vinyl age, and it’s much better to have that old feeling even if it means revisiting one of its small limitations. At least I didn’t have to get up to flip the record over in the middle of it. David Philips has again made music without making any concessions.

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Boo Boo Davis/BLu ACiD song used in Canadian movie

If You Ain’t Never Had The Blues by Boo Boo Davis / BLu ACiD (2014) was used in THE RECALL, a Canadian movie produced by Minds Eye Entertainment in association with Bridgegate Pictures.

The Recall is a SciFi thriller about five friends on vacation at a remote lake house where they expect nothing less than a good time, unaware that planet Earth is under an alien invasion and mass-abduction.

The film was released on June 2 this year and they used more then two minutes of the song right at the beginning in one of the opening scenes of the movie.

 

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Spotify playlist with sync placements from Black and Tan Records

Here is a Spotify playlist containing tracks from the Black and Tan catalogue that have been used for sync placements worldwide.

The music was used in films (a.o. Refugio), commercials (a.o. 5-Hour-Energy-Drink, Flipboard) and lots of tv programs (Sons Of Anarchy, Suits, American Idol, Fox Sports, NCIS, Banshee, Graceland, Scorpion, Wentworth, Lilyhammer, Ice, The Leftovers, Celblok H, Six and many others).

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new placements in US tv series

Two more songs from our catalogue were placed in American tv series. In November last year Blue Sky by Big George jackson was used in Ice; a tv series placed in the treacherous world of the diamond business. And in April this year the song Don’t Wait Too Late by Boo Boo Davis was used in Taken (NBC)

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review David Philip – Rootop Recordings 2

Schermafbeelding 2017-04-21 om 08.56.04David Philips is een Engelse muzikant, die in Barcelona woont. Hij debuteerde in 2010 met het in eigen beheer uitgebrachte Heal Yourself Alone. David maakt ook reclame-produkties voor bedrijven. Zo was hij onder meer succesvol met de song What Am I, die door Redbull wereldwijd werd verspreid. In 2011 werd de muziek van Philips voortaan uitgebracht door het Nederlandse label Black and Tan Records. Het debuut bij deze platenmaatschappij was de release van The Rooftop Recordings. Een album met liedjes die David in zijn appartement in Barcelona heeft opgenomen. Vorig jaar verscheen de opvolger The Rooftop Recordings 2, opgenomen op het dakterras van zijn appartement. Een sobere aanpak met twee microfoons: een voor de gitaar en een voor de stem. Het nieuwe album bevat liefst 18 nummers, waarvan er 6 instrumentals zijn. De akoestisch songs zijn gegoten in een aangename mix van folk, blues en jazz. David wisselt nogal eens van instrument zoals een 6 snarige gitaar een 3 snarige cigarboxgitaar, een ukelele en een dobro. David Philips is een geweldige gitarist. Luister maar eens naar prachtige ritmische fingerpicking-nummers als het openingsnummer Making It Up en vervolgens That Dirty Road. Zijn soulvolle stem valt op bij intieme liefdesliedjes als Washes Over Me en My Baby Needs Love. Wellicht het mooiste nummer is het vol passie gezongen Guitar On His Knee. Bij de instrumentale tracks valt Migration op met prachtig Spaans georiënteerd gitaarwerk. Het album wordt afgesloten met een down home bluesje Long Flight Home. Dit is een heerlijk luisterrijk album van een talentrijke muzikant.

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Boo Boo Davis / european tour dates

March 24, Strasbourg (F), Au Camionneur
March 25, Aachen (D), Musikbunker
March 26, Rostock (D), Zwischenbau
March 27, Bad Brambach (D), Cafe Grenzland
March 28, Passau (D), Cafe Museum
March 29, Passau (D), Cafe Museum
March 31, Ulft (NL), DRU Cultuurfabriek
April 1, Friedrichsrode (D), Kunsthof
April 2, Koln (D), Torburg
April 6, Groningen (NL), Noise of the North @ de Spiegel
April 7, Rorschach (CH), Jazzclub
April 8, Thun (CH), Cafe Mokka
April 14, Deventer (NL), De Hip
April 15, Arnstadt (D), Rockjungfer
April 16, Döbeln (D), KL 17 Liveclub
April 19, Lublin (PL), Graffiti
April 20, Olomouc (CZ), Bounty Rock Cafe
April 21, Dobromierz (PL), Dobro Blues
April 22, Lodz (PL), Pub Keja
April 23 (afternoon), Chorzow (PL), Sztygarka (Bluestracje)
April 23 (evening), Suszec (PL), Gminny Ośrodek Kultury
April 24, Mikolow (PL), Miejski Dom Kultury
April 25, Ostrava (CZ), Klub Parnik