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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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review David Philips – Winter from the UK

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David Philips – Winter (Black & Tan B&T 962)
UK born but long based in Spain, David Philips has been working over the last few years as a folk inflected artist for Holland’s Black & Tan Records, one man and a guitar, and so this release for the blues label – David’s sixth, not including a couple of remix tracks – might come as a surprise. It is still a solo effort, but the guitar is electric, blues harmonica crops up occasionally and there is a rhythm section behind David’s excellent vocals. All the songs are David’s of course, he plays all the instruments, and he even provided the cover art. The sound ranges from indie-rock to blues, with comparisons being drawn with Ryan Adams and Doyle Bramhall II; I also hear a little Tom Petty in there too, ‘Running’ opens with a riff a little like Jimi Hendrix’s cover of ‘All Along The Watchtower’ before turning in the direction of Neil Young maybe, and ‘That’s Alright’ recalls early 70s Pink Floyd with a long, space-y passage. Mind you, ‘The One’ is a strong slab of blues-rock. This release contains eight rootsy, hook-laden songs, and if this review has intrigued you, then do check out this release..
Norman Darwen

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review David Philips in Blues Magazine (NL)

David Philips is een singer-songwriter, sessie-gitarist en producer uit de U.K. Zijn debuutalbum was ‘Heal Yourself Alone’ in 2010 en was net na de release “Album Of The Week” bij de BBC Radio. Vervolgens steeg het in 2011 naar plaats 34 in de Top 100 Roots-Country Albums in de US. Na een korte tour door Nederland en België tekende hij bij het Nederlandse label Black and Tan Records die de volgende vier albums van hem uitbracht. Hij staat bekend om zijn solitaire manier van werken in de studio. Hij schrijft zelf zijn nummers (tekst en muziek), produceert, neemt op, speelt bijna alle instrumenten zelf en verzorgt alle vocalen. Zijn albums ‘The Rooftop Recordings 1 en 2’ en ‘December Wine (The Four Track Tapes)’ nam hij thuis in Barcelona op met een Tascam 4-Track recorder. Ook is David Philips een begenadigd tekenaar en verzorgt hij het artwork voor al zijn albums zelf. Direct na het opnemen van ‘The Rooftop Recordings 2’ in 2016 trok hij zich opnieuw terug in zijn studio in zijn ‘rooftop’ appartement in Barcelona waar hij zich tijdens de wintermaanden toelegde op het schrijven en opnemen van nieuwe songs. Hij liet zich inspireren door blues-rock en soul en omdat hij een multi-instrumentalist is nam hij (bijna) zelf alles op en produceerde zelf met een ‘full band sound’ in gedachten. Vergeleken met zijn eerdere werk is dit zijn meest rock gerichte album. Een kort album is het wel, acht songs in bijna een half uur. Maar wel afwisselend. Stevig rockend en melodieus zoals het openingsnummer Changes, akoestisch en met mondharmonica in het nummer Home, en ook een soulballad met Your Way. Maar in alle songs prachtige teksten en natuurlijk zijn steeds verrassende gitaarspel van rustig akoestisch tot scheurend elektrisch. Mocht je David Philips nog niet kennen, dan hoop ik dat je na het lezen van deze recensie de moeite neemt om zijn laatste album ‘Winter’ te beluisteren, misschien wel aan te schaffen of hem te zien optreden. Een werkelijk prachtig veelzijdig album van een meesterlijke muzikant.       Bennuman

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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.

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David Philips on Something Else Reviews

It might be mid-March but Winter is coming…the new musical concoction from David Philips, that is. The British ex-pat singer-songwriter performed his familiar ritual of holing himself up in his home studio and emerged with a fresh batch of recorded originals. Winter, recorded over much of this still-lingering cold season, is expected to drop in late March/early April through Black And Tan Records, but the folks over at Black and Tan have already provided a preview of what to expect. “Home” is the advance single from Philips’ newest creation, now available in digital form, and streamable above. What is immediately noticeable from followers of Philips is that he went ‘full band’ this time, not unlike 2015’s If I Had Wings but all instrumentation here and the rest of the album is handled by Philips alone and he remains firmly on the folk reservation this time. Actually, Winter could be thought of as a proper follow-up to his debut record. Still, it’s a bit of a jolt to hear his twelve-string acoustic guitar soon joined by harmonica, bass, drums, backing vocals and more guitars. What isn’t different is a voice with the warm soulfulness of Aaron Neville and a bright melody that sticks with you long after the last chord rings out. David Philips might change his tactics from time to time but the overall strategy of delivering quality, hand-made folk music never wavers.

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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.

 

Booking

For these artists we do bookings:

boo boo davis
Boo Boo Davis tours October/ November 2017 and Spring 2018
David Philips 
ElectroBluesSociety available all year
miXendorp available all year

Of course the artists are also available outside the mentioned periods for festivals and other special occasions. Please send us all your suggestions and/or contact information for venues and festivals in your area where these artists could perform live. Here is a list of all the upcoming shows:

artistdatevenuecitycountry
Boo Boo Davis7/10/2017BB's Jazz, Blues and SoupsSt Louis MOUSA
Boo Boo Davis19/10/2017Sala SonCangasSpain
Boo Boo Davis20/10/2017La Cueva del JazzZamoraSpain
Boo Boo Davis21/10/2017AntzokiaErmuaSpain
Boo Boo Davis22/10/2017Auditorio La CarcelSegoviaSpain
Boo Boo Davis23/10/2017Sala XSevillaSpain
Boo Boo Davis24/10/2017Louie LouieEsteponaSpain
Boo Boo Davis25/10/201716 ToneladasValenciaSpain
Boo Boo Davis26/10/2017Tempo ClubMadridSpain
Boo Boo Davis27/10/2017Sala ClapMataroSpain
Boo Boo Davis28/10/2017Sala StarTarazona de la ManchaSpain
Boo Boo Davis1/11/2017KulturfabrikWetzikonSwitzerland
Boo Boo Davis2/11/2017Chicago BarZugSwitzerland
Boo Boo Davis3/11/2017Loewen ArenaSommeriSwitzerland
Boo Boo Davis4/11/2017Brio’s Beat’n’EatDinslakenGermany
Boo Boo Davis5/11/2017CHV NoordkadeVeghelHolland
Boo Boo Davis6/11/2017Cafe MuseumPassauGermany
Boo Boo Davis7/11/2017zur PostObingGermany
Boo Boo Davis8/11/2017Garage de LuxeMunchenGermany
Boo Boo Davis9/11/2017Jazzclub Cave 61HeilbronnGermany
David Philips10/11/2017Clube Knock OutAlmadaPortugal
Boo Boo Davis10/11/2017Magisch TheatertjeMaastrichtHolland
David Philips11/11/2017Teatro Ribeiro ConceiçãoLamegoPortugal
Boo Boo Davis12/11/2017De AmerAmenHolland
Boo Boo Davis17/11/2017Haarlemse BluesclubHaarlemHolland
Boo Boo Davis19/11/2017De HipDeventerHolland
Boo Boo davis24/11/2017Bielefelder JazzclubBielefeldGermany
Boo Boo Davis25/11/2017zum DonnersbergWinnweilerGermany
ElectroBluesSociety28/11/2017Missy SippyGentBelgium
ElectroBluesSociety7/2/2018FilmhuisZevenaarHolland
ElectroBluesSociety11/2/2018ZininNijverdalHolland
David Philips22/2/2018The Lock Keepers @ De WakerMaassluisHolland
David Philips25/2/2018Taverne de WaagHaarlemHolland
David Philips27/2/2018Ramble on Tuesday @ Cafe TrianonNijmegenHolland
David Philips2/3/2018Music StarNorderstedtGermany
David Philips4/3/2018TimboektoeVelsen NoordHolland
David Philips7/3/2018Roots in 't Groen @ 't HeerenhuysGeldropHolland
David Philips8/3/2018Tuney Tunes @ de BunkerGemertHolland
Boo Boo Davis5/4/2017Tranque BarCopenhagenDenmark
Boo Boo Davis6/4/2018Kulturhus GimleFollenslevDenmark
Boo Boo Davis7/4/2018KlangfabrikKleveGermany
Boo Boo Davis20/4/2018Bar de la FermeNyonSwitzerland
Boo Boo Davis24/4/2018Cafe HahnKoblenzGermany

Releases

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.

ArtistTitleYearLabelLPCDitunesspotify
Big George JacksonBeggin' Ain't For Me1998Black and Tan Recordsbuyitunesspotify
Big George JacksonBig Shot2001Black and Tan Recordsbuyitunesspotify
Big George JacksonSouthern In My Soul2003Black and Tan Recordsbuyitunesspotify
Big George Jackson & miXendorpBig George Jackson remixed2015Black and Tan Recordsitunesspotify
Billy Jonestha' Bluez2005Black and Tan Recordsbuyitunesspotify
Billy JonesBad Luck2006Black and Tan Recordsitunesspotify
Billy Jonesmy Hometown2007Black and Tan Recordsbuyitunesspotify
Billy Jones & miXendorpBilly Jones Remixed EP2016Black and Tan Recordsitunesspotify
BLu ACiDThe First Tracks2016BLu ACiD Recordsitunesspotify
BLu ACiDDust On A Wire2015BLu ACiD Recordsitunesspotify
BLu ACiDMoney2016BLu ACiD Recordsitunesspotify
BLu ACiDCan’t Stand It2016BLu ACiD Recordsitunesspotify
BLu ACiDStuck Anyway2016BLu ACiD Recordsitunesspotify
BLu ACiDCaveman2016BLu ACiD Recordsitunesspotify
BLu ACiDThings Will Change2016BLu ACid Recordsitunesspotify
BLu ACiDSilence2016BLu ACiD Recordsitunesspotify
BLu ACiD feat John BlakeKeep It Burning2016BLu ACiD Recordsitunesspotify
BLu ACiD feat John BlakeGeorgia2016BLu ACiD Recordsitunesspotify
BLu ACiD feat John BlakeGallows Tree2016BLu ACiD Recordsitunesspotify
BLu ACiD feat John BlakeNo Time2017BLu ACiD Recordsitunesspotify
Boo Boo DavisEast St Louis1999Black and Tan Recordsitunesspotify
Boo Boo DavisCan Man2002Black and Tan Recordsitunesspotify
Boo Boo DavisThe Snake2004Black and Tan Recordsitunesspotify
Boo Boo DavisDrew Mississippi2006Black and Tan Recordsitunesspotify
Boo Boo DavisName Of The Game2008Black and Tan Recordsbuyitunesspotify
Boo Boo DavisAin't Gotta Dime2009Black and Tan Recordsbuyitunesspotify
Boo Boo DavisUndercover Blues2010Black and Tan Recordsbuyitunesspotify
Boo Boo DavisWhat Kind Of Shit Is This?2014Black and Tan Recordsbuyitunesspotify
Boo Boo DavisOldskool2015Black and Tan Recordsbuyitunesspotify
Boo Boo DavisOne Chord Blues2016Black and Tan Recordsitunesspotify
Boo Boo DavisLive And Almost Unplugged2016Black and Tan Recordsitunesspotify
Boo Boo Davis & Crushers2Bluezy Harp EP2015Instrumental Blues Recordsitunesspotify
Boo Boo Davis & miXendorpBoo Boo Davis remixed2015Black and Tan Recordsitunesspotify
Burton Gaar100 Pounds of Trouble2006Black and Tan Recordsspotify
Byther SmithSmitty's Blues2001Black and Tan Recordsbuyitunesspotify
Byther SmithThrow Away The Book2004Black and Tan Recordsitunesspotify
Byther SmithByther Smith - digital only2006Black and Tan Recordsitunesspotify
Byther Smith & miXendorpSame Thing On My Mind remix2016Black and Tan Recordsitunesspotify
Crushers2Blues Instrumentals vol 12015Instrumental Blues Recordsitunesspotify
Crushers2 + Sax GordonBlue Saxophone2015Instrumental Blues Recordsitunesspotify
Dave MacKenzieOld, New, Borrowed & Blue1999Black and Tan Recordsbuy
David PhilipsThe Rooftop Recordings2011Black and Tan Recordsbuyitunesspotify
David PhilipsDecember Wine (4 track tapes)2013Black and Tan Recordsbuyitunesspotify
David PhilipsIf I Had Wings2015Black and Tan Recordsbuyitunesspotify
David PhilipsFolk Radio UK Session 2013 EP2016Black and Tan Recordsitunesspotify
David PhilipsThe Rooftop Recordings 22016Black and Tan Recordsbuyitunesspotify
David PhilipsWinter2017Black and Tan Recordsitunesspotify
David Philips & miXendorpBig Things remix2013Black and Tan Recordsitunesspotify
David Philips & miXendorpLink In The Chain remix2013Black and Tan Recordsitunesspotify
Doug MacLeodA Little Sin2002Black and Tan Recordsitunesspotify
Doug MacLeodDUBB2004Black and Tan Recordsitunesspotify
Doug MacLeodWhere I Been2006Black and Tan Recordsitunesspotify
Doug MacLeodDoug at XM Radio vol. 12007Black and Tan Recordsitunesspotify
Doug MacLeodDoug at XM Radio vol. 22007Black and Tan Recordsitunesspotify
Doug MacLeodThe Utrecht Sessions2008Black and Tan Recordsitunesspotify
Doug MacLeodA Double Dose of Dubb2009Black and Tan Recordsitunesspotify
Doug MacLeod BandLive in 1991, vol 12007Black and Tan Recordsitunesspotify
Doug MacLeod BandLive in 1991, vol 22007Black and Tan Recordsitunesspotify
Doug MacLeodLive in Europe2016Black and Tan Recordsitunesspotify
Doug MacLeod & miXendorpDoug MacLeod remixed2016Black and Tan Recordsitunesspotify
ElectroBluesSocietyDuck (single version)2016Black and Tan Recordsitunesspotify
ElectroBluesSociety feat Kim SneltenDuck (harmonica)2017Black and Tan Recordsitunesspotify
Ernie PayneCoercion Street2004Black and Tan Recordsbuyitunesspotify
Erskine OglesbyBlues Dancin'2000Black and Tan Recordsbuyitunesspotify
Erskine OglesbyHonkin' & Shoutin'2001Black and Tan Recordsbuyitunesspotify
Harrison KennedyVOICE + STORY2005Black and Tan Recordsbuyitunesspotify
Harrison Kennedy & miXendorpHarrison Kennedy remixed EP2015Black and Tan Recordsitunesspotify
Harrison Kennedy & miXendorpLet Her Talk remix #22015Black and Tan Recordsitunesspotify
Harrison Kennedy & miXendorpBob Lo Island remix2017Black and Tan Recordsitunesspotify
Jan MittendorpCigar Box Blues EP2015Instrumental Blues Recordsitunesspotify
Jan MittendorpSlide Guitar Blues EP2015Instrumental Blues Recordsitunesspotify
Jan MittendorpBluGuitar2015Instrumental Blues Recordsitunesspotify
Jan MittendorpBlue Strings EP2015Instrumental Blues Recordsitunesspotify
Jan MittendorpBlues Doodles EP2016Instrumental Blues Recordsitunesspotify
Jan MittendorpBlues Doodles 2 EP2016Instrumental Blues Recordsitunesspotify
Jan MittendorpBlues Doodles 3 EP2016Instrumental Blues Recordsitunesspotify
Jasper MortierDouble Bass Blues EP2016Instrumental Blues Recordsitunesspotify
Jimmy Reiter & miXendorpInstictively Wrong remix)2017Black and Tan Recordsitunesspotify
King PugBorneo Mint Shave2013Black and Tan Recordsitunesspotify
King PugWater Pressure2013Black and Tan Recordsitunesspotify
King PugGrocery2014King Pug Recordsbuy
Mike Andersen BandTomorrow2004Black and Tan Recordsbuy
Mississippi Big BeatDelta Disco2012Black and Tan Recordsbuyitunesspotify
Mississippi Big Beat & miXendorpTry Me One More Time remix2012Black and Tan Recordsitunesspotify
Mississippi Big Beat & miXendorp(Idol) Should I Know remix2013Black and Tan Recordsitunesspotify
miXendorpblues + beat2011Black and Tan Recordsbuyitunesspotify
Pedro e os Lobos & miXendorpAndaluzia remix2011Black and Tan Recordsitunesspotify
Percy StrotherHome At Last1998Black and Tan Recordsbuyitunesspotify
RivhersideElectraw Blues Album2016Black and Tan Records itunesspotify
Roscoe ChenierRoscoe Style1997Black and Tan Recordsbuyspotifyitunes
Roscoe ChenierWaiting For My Tomorrow2006Black and Tan Recordsbuyitunesspotify
Roscoe ChenierRoscoe Chenier - digital only2007Black and Tan Recordsitunesspotify
Sunset TravelersFor The Sake Of It2002Black and Tan Recordsbuyitunesspotify
Tangled EyeDream Wall 2014Black and Tan Recordsbuyitunesspotify
Tangled EyeThe Other Seven Songs 2015Black and Tan Recordsitunesspotify
Teresa JamesOh Yeah2004Black and Tan Recordsbuy
Turnip GreensCarry Me Down The Aisle2006Black and Tan Recordsbuyitunesspotify
Turnip Greens & miXendorpSixSixtySix remix2011Black and Tan Recordsitunesspotify
Various ArtistsStraight Blues 4U2003Black and Tan Recordsbuy
Various ArtistsKeeping Living Music Alive vol. 22007Black and Tan Recordsbuy

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Welcome

Black and Tan is an independent record label & publishing company. We founded the company in 1998 and we’re based in the Netherlands. We are passionate about music and love original artists that create original music. For a few artists we also do the live bookings and tour production. Until now we’ve released 43 CD’s, 1 LP and 1 DVD most of them are by American artists. Besides we also released a lot more music “digital only”. All our music is available at the major download and stream services and most of the CD’s are still available direct from the source in our own webshop. Here you find a complete list of all releases with the corresponding link to the digital services and/or our webshop.


our latest releases:

Bob Lo Island (remix) – Harrison Kennedy & miXendorp / available at itunes
Instictively Wrong (remix) – Jimmy Reiter & miXendorp / available at itunes
ElectroBluesSociety feat Kim Snelten – Duck / available at itunes
David Philips – Winter / available at itunes

Music samples


Publishing

We control the worldwide distribution rights and the whole catalogue (over 660 tracks) is available for (sync) licensing. For more then 400 tracks we also control the worldwide publishing rights. Recently we had over 25 placements of our music in successful films, tv-series and commercials and our music was included in several compilations. Here you find a list of sub publishers that represent our catalogue in their territory.


Upcoming tours:

Boo Boo Davis               Oct /Nov 2017 and April 2018

David Philips


Promotion

Please get in touch with us if you are interested in receiving promo copies of our new releases. You can also subscribe to our news blog or our newsletter. We want to spread this great music in as many ways, to as many people as possible. So we are open to all suggestions and idea’s that can help us to establish this. While on tour our artists are available for interviews and other media activities. Don’t hesitate to contact us with your requests.