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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:


information Jan Mittendorp

Born in 1959 and started playing music (guitar) when I was 14. First acoustic blues / jazz / skilffle and later on electric blues and jazz. Started booking my own bands and others in 1988 and founded Crossroads blues agency. Since 1993 my main focus was booking European tours for USA blues / roots artists. In 1997 I founded my own record label (Black and Tan Records) combining the tours and releases of the same artists. So far I released 43 CD’s, 1 LP, I DVD plus a lot ‘digital only’ music.

Over the years I worked with all these great artists: Arthur Adams, Arthur Williams, Big Boy Henry, Billy Flynn, Bob Stroger, Bobby Parker, Boo Boo Davis, Boyd Small, Burton Gaar, Byther Smith, Chicago Bob Nelson, Chris Millar, Clara McDaniel, Clarence Walker, Clifford Curry, Dave MacKenzie, Deitra Farr, Derek O’Brien, Doug MacLeod, Earl Gaines, Earl Poole Ball, Eddie Stout, Elliott Chavers, Elvin Bishop, Ernie Durawa, Ernie Payne, Erskine Oglesby, Frank Frost, Frankie Lee, Fred James, George Rains, Grady Gaines, Harrison Kennedy, Hosea Leavy, James Wheeler, Jody Williams, Johnnie Bassett, Johnny Jones, King Brothers, King Alex & the Untouchables, King Ernest, Larry Garner, Lee Shot Williams, Levi Williams, Lightnin’ Wells, Li’l Brian & the Zydeco Travelers, Little Arthur Duncan, Little Hatch & the Houserockers, Little Smokey Smothers, Long John Hunter, Lou Ann Barton, Matthew Robinson, Michael Burks, Mississippi Heat, Percy Strother, Preston Shannon, Ray Sharpe, RJ Mischo, RJ Spangler, Rockin’ Johnny Burgin, Roscoe Chenier, Roscoe Shelton, Roy Roberts, Sam Carr, Sista Monica, Smokey Wilson, Soul Drivers, Speedy Sparks, Studebaker John & the Hawks, Sunpie & the Louisiana Sunspots, Tail Dragger, Teddy Morgan, Teresa James, Thornetta Davis, Zora Young.

I also played guitar and recorded with several of them (Percy Strother, Smokey Wilson , Byther Smith, Burton Gaar, Roy Roberts, Larry Garner, Boo Boo Davis, Erskine Oglesby, Jody Williams, Roscoe Chenier, Clara McDaniel, Billy Jones, Hosea Leavy). With Boo Boo Davis I recorded 10 CD’s and since 1998 more then 1000 live shows at almost all big European blues & jazz stages (among others at Montreux Jazz Festival, Northsea Jazz Festival, Jazz a Juan and Peer Bluesfestival).

My latest projects are:

A duo project together with Jasper Mortier; we both have a broad musical taste and an open mind. Together we are mixing the old with the new; combining 30+ years of live stage experience (on the European blues/roots stages) with modern technologies (loops, samples), video projection and other musical styles. Our musical input ranges from Alan Lomax to Roxy Music and from Led Zeppelin to techno. On stage you will find computers, a double bass, foot pedals, vintage amps, midi controllers, guitars, an old drumkit, a beamer and lots of cables. All of this handled by the two of us.

miXendorp – bluesbeat DJ (thank God not all dutch DJ’s play EDM !!)
Expect no ‚music for the millions’ but an original and eclectic mix of blues, jazz, world, funk, techno and all kind of other great music with a beat. BLUES always had a strong BEAT and was intended to get people to dance. The blues used to be party music; now it can be played again at the hippest modern parties, festival and clubs ..…. and still feel down home. If there is a possibillity I also like to add some live authentic blues guitar and video to the music.

Blu AciD
together with fellow musician / producer Mischa den Haring I joined forces in this new production unit. In February 2014 we released our first tracks and April 2014 our first album production: a new BOO BOO DAVIS release (What Kind Of Shit Is This?) After this succesful project we did several other projects and these tracks will be released individually on BLu ACiD Records, a subsidiary label of Black and Tan. We try to preserve the power and originality of american roots music but at the same time not excluding influences from any other musical styles nor any technology that is available.

I have a deep love for American roots music and with all my musical activities my goal always has been KEEPING LIVING MUSIC ALIVE.

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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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Boo Boo Davis live review / Passau (Germany) last week

Wow – so wenig braucht es, um Delta-Blues in maximaler Intensität zu spielen, denkt man zu Beginn des Konzerts, auf das Bluesfans schon lange hingefiebert haben. Als einer der letzten Überlebenden der Ursprünge des Mississippi-Blues wird der 73-jährige Boo Boo Davis angekündigt. Und auch die Niederlande bringen Deltafeeling hervor, wie Blues-Gitarrist Jan Mittendorp und Schlagzeuger John Gerritse beweisen. Mittendorp ist ein Meister des Grooves, beherrscht in stoischer Gelassenheit markige Bassläufe, zwischen die er melodische Akkorde setzt. Jede Nummer erhält ein um wenige Maschen abgeändertes Bassmuster, für Boo Boo Davis stets das genau Richtige. Davis verbindet Gesang und Harmonikaspiel reibungslos und geschickt Akzente setzend. Seine Stimme bietet er in zwei Lagen an, mal gepresst, mal unverhohlen klagend. Auch die lautere Variante behält durchwegs einen geerdeten Grundton. Ohne je am Mississippi-Delta gewesen zu sein, wo Davis aufgewachsen ist, glaubt man: So singt nur, wer von dort kommt. Nach jedem Stück dankt Davis erst dem Publikum, dann – gen Himmel schauend – “Dave”, seinem guten Geist . . .

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review BLu ACiD In Blues In The South (UK)

BLu Acid – HCN

This is a compilation of six tracks released as singles in 2015 and 2016 by this Dutch duo of vastly experienced guitarist Mischa Den Haring and Black & Tan Records owner/ producer Jan Mittendorp, who decided to carry on working together as BLu ACiD after success with St Louis bluesman Boo Boo Davis. This release is undeniably cutting edge contemporary blues, with a huge sound (listen to grooving ‘Stuck Anyway’ with a monster slide guitar riff), classic soul influences, as the Otis Redding inflected vocal on ‘Silence’ confirms, and the rave styled ‘Things Will Change’. That last title is rather apt for this set – this is the blues for a generation raised on electronic dance music, hip hop, and remix culture. As such, it might not attract much of the traditional blues audience, but my kids actually stopped and listened – and they don’t do that if I play Muddy, BB or Elmore!

Norman Darwen