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review ElectroBluesSociety feat Boo Boo Davis

Boo Boo Davis

Boo Boo Davis’ rigorous touring schedule got severely curtailed last year when Covid hit, so he fought cabin fever by writing and recording some new tunes. With the help of the guitar/drums outfit from the Netherlands, ElectroBluesSociety, Davis has been conjuring up a few tracks while stuck back home in East St. Louis.

The first of these came out in January, 2021, and we dug the haunting, trance boogie groove of “Secret.” Boo Boo and his Dutch friends did it again with “See A Better Day.”

“See A Better Day” is another perfect blend of Davis’ genuine, American mid-century blues with Jan Mittendorp’s and Jasper Mortier’s studio sensibilities. Everything — from Boo Boo Davis’ voice and harmonic, Mittendorp’s stinging guitar and Mortier’s funky pulse and standup bass — just bellows out from a muddy, analog-ish and smoky haze.

Boo Boo Davis’ latest single comes to us courtesy of Black and Tan Records. Get yourself a download or stream of “See A Better Day” today from iTunes, Spotify or Deezer.

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new single Boo Boo Davis + ElectroBluesSociety

Boo Boo Davis

Today we released:

B&T 977 – ElectroBluesSociety feat Boo Boo Davis – See A Better Day

Boo Boo Davis

Boo Boo Davis used to tour in Europe at least 2 or 3 times each year since 1998. Usually, we also recorded a lot of his music during these tours.

Because of Covid 19 this is not possible at the moment.

There for we started to exchange idea’s and demo tapes with Boo Boo in East St Louis. That way we were still able to create new music together.

Here is the second single from these ‘quarantaine sessions’ and this time it’s a song of hope that things will change for the better. 

The single is released digital and available on all the download and streaming platforms. Here are the links to a few popular ones:

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new EP BLu ACiD

today we released on BLu ACiD Records:

BA 522 – BLu ACiD feat John Blake EP

This EP is the result of a recording session that BLu ACiD did in 2016 with John Blake; a mysterious singer hailing from the Deep East of Holland.

Like moonshine, this music was slow brewed in seclusion during all-night-and-day marathons attended only by the two members and the ghosts of the past, who were eager to have their voices echo into the modern world. Two of the tracks (Gallows Tree and Georgia) can best described as a 21st century take on the work songs that Alan Lomax recorded in the Mississippi Delta in the 1950’s.  All four tracks were released earlier as string of singles and now they are put together in this new EP.

The EP is released digital and available on all the download and streaming platforms. Here are the links to a few popular ones:

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little review SomethingElseReview

here is a little review on the new single from ElectroBluesSociety feat Boo Boo Davis.

Boo Boo Davis is one of the last of old school electric bluesmen but even a deadly virus pandemic can’t slow him down much. Sure, musicians can’t tour right now but they can still compose and record, so Davis has been collaborating long distance from East St. Louis with his longtime touring band ElectroBluesSociety out of The Netherlands. It’s still too early for their follow up to a collection of Chicago blues covers, but they got started and already put out a completed track for the world to enjoy.

“Secret” (Black and Tan Records) is exactly what we’ve come to expect from a Boo Boo Davis song that’s been given the ElectroBluesSociety treatment. Jan Mittendorp (guitar) and Jasper Mortier (drums and bass) lays in a trance boogie groove and does just enough studio manipulation to make it spine-tingling haunting, amplifying the blues feel instead of covering it up. But it’s not like they have to do that much because Boo Boo’s voice can sound ominous on its own.

After a year of upheaval, we’re glad there are some things that didn’t change. Thankfully, Boo Boo Davis never will.

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new single ElectroBluesScoeity feat Boo Boo Davis

today we released a new single

B&T 976 – ElectroBluesSociety feat Boo Boo Davis – Secret

Since 1998 we have been touring with Boo Boo Davis in Europe at least 2 or 3 times each year since 1998. Usually, we also wrote and recorded a lot of new music during these tours. At first Covid-19 meant a complete stop to all this. But the music couldn’t be stopped, and we started to exchange musical ideas and send them back and forth between the Netherlands and East St Louis (where Boo Boo is living).  Special thanks go to Chris Brown for helping with this.

So, despite the fact that we cannot be at the same spot right now we are still able to create new music together. This single is the first result of that new way of working, and it is available on all digital platforms

We are working on a lot more songs and we will release them them in the coming months. Stay tuned.

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new single Bone Union Records

Today we released a new single on Bone Union Records.

BUR 1104 – Mechanical Rooster – Holy Shit

As locals of Denizli, founded in 2016 by Mustafa Kaçar and Onur Çağlar in Izmir, Turkey; Mechanical Rooster is proud to present their first single “Holy Shit!”

Supervised by Turkish blues veteran / producer Sarp Keskiner, the band suggests an innovative formula by blending urban blues with old school hip hop while preaching their idiosyncratic view on daily issues in a cut-up tradition, reminding pioneers of the Beat Generation.

Musicians:
Mustafa Kaçar: Vocals, lyrics, harmonicas, synthesizer
Onur Çağlar: Vocals, lyrics, sampling, turntable, fx
Special guest) Sarp Keskiner: Guitars, bass, percussion

Arranged, mixed and produced by Mechanical Rooster (2020 Izmir, Turkey)
Supervised by Sarp Keskiner (Bone Union Records, 2020, Izmir, Turkey)
Mastering by Burak Ataş (Maven Mastering, 2020, Izmir, Turkey)

The single is released digital and available on all the download and streaming platforms.