în viaţă care au luat parte la naşterea blues-ului autentic: Boo Boo Davis. Un muzician modest care, aşa cum ne-a povestit chiar el printre interludiile de muzicuţă şi versurile pline de suflet de Mississippi, cel mai mult mulţumeşte inimii sale care după o viaţă dură încă îipermite să facă ce iubeşte: să–şi cânte blues-ul şi viaţa („Thank you, Dave.”). Blues-ul de pe maluloriginilor te transpunea instant în lumea lor, în anii ’50, pe câmpurile de bumbac, unde lua naştere o latură a blues-ului dedicată inimii şi tăriei sufleteşti („Don’t Ever Let Nobody Drag Your Spirit Down”). La cei 72 de ani ai săi, Boo Boo Davis îşi trăieşte fiecare clipă simţind şi iubind blues-ul, iar asta se vede şi se simte din toate încheieturile. Solo-urile sale de muzicuţă vrăjeau şi te izolau de grijile mondenului, în timp ce îţi transmiteau putere. Concertul band-ului lui Davis şi trăirile sale îţioferea o înţelegere mai bună a spiritului şi rostului blues-ului.
Here is a song from our (Boo Boo Davis) set at at the Sighisoara Blues Festival last saturday. The song is Train My Baby’s On, released on Black and Tan Records in 2010.
Another live video from Boo Boo Davis last weekend. Here is the song Train My Baby’s On shot by Dick Meijer on March 20, 2016 at the concert in BluesClub XL in Wageningen (Netherlands).
Naast de talrijke albums die deze storyteller al op zijn conto heeft staan bracht ‘Black and Tan Records’ ook nog eens in eigen beheer een serie uit van studio albums van deze Doug MacLeod tussen 2002 en 2008. De missing link was in deze verzameling misschien wel deze ‘Live In Europe’.
this live video of Boo Boo Davis was shot at the Southern Blues Night in Heerlen (Netherlands) last saturday.
Tomorrow Boo Boo Davis will kick of his new tour and here is where you can see and hear us play live:
March 18, Chemnitz (D), Eiscafe Temmler
March 19, Heerlen (NL), Southern Blues Night
March 20, Wageningen (NL), Bluesclub XXL
March 26, Sighisoara (RO), Sighisoara Bluesfestival
April 1, Arnhem (NL), Luxor Live
April 2, Ottersum (NL), Roepaen
April 3, Hoogland (NL), Cafe de Noot
April 4, Turnhout (B), Barzoen
April 5 (afternoon), Rotterdam (NL), Live uit Lloyds / RTV Rijnmond
April 5 (evening), Gent (B), Missy Sippy
April 7, Larissa (GR), Stage Club
April 8, Athens (GR), Half Note
April 9, Athens (GR), Half Note
April 10, Athens (GR), Half Note
April 11, Athens (GR), Half Note
April 14, Bellinzona (CH), Woodstock Music Pub
April 15, Olten (CH), Galicia
April 16, Thun (CH), Cafe Mokka
The Collectif des Radio Blues is a society of Blues DJ’s from several French speaking territories (France, Belgium, Quebec, Africa). Each month they compile a chart called Powerblues. The chart contains their favorite new blues releases and on the Powerblues list of March 2016 we find BOO BOO DAVIS – ONE CHORD BLUES on #2. Merci beaucoup.
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.
Released today: B&T 954 – Doug MacLeod – Live in Europe
Besides four studio CD’s that we released on Doug MacLeod we also recorded one of his live shows. Those live recordings were released on a limited edition concert DVD in 2007. The DVD is no longer available and there for we decided to make this great music available on other platforms. The release will be digital only and available as streams and downloads on all the platforms. This is the first official (audio) release of Doug playing live as a solo artist. Here you can listen five tracks of the new release.