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another review for Boo Boo Davis + ElectroBluesSociety

A musical society to stand up to the present and speculate about the future. Boo Boo Davis, bluesman from Mississippi bone in 1943 and two experienced dutch sound scientists, Jan Mittendorp and Jasper Mortier behind ElectroBluesSociety. What can you expect when they get to work together ? The distance between St Louis (USA) and the Netherlands is 4530 miles, insufficient for the three musicians to start working on their second album together. The internet is a zenith of creative freedom. The blues instinct out in another dimension of the electronic intuition supervised by the bluesman. A waterfall of originality and freshness, Davis whispering the harmonica and murmuring the songs hidden behind the guitars, percussions and sounds of the electric society. The purism will back down before this album but without proposals like the these the alley will continue without having a suggestive exit.

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review for ElectroBluesSociety + Boo Boo Davis from Hungary

Új közös lemezzel jelentkezett az ElectroBluesSociety és Boo Boo Davis

Boo Boo Davis a Mississippi-delta szívében, Drew-ban született és nőtt fel. A térség gazdag gyapottermelő vidék volt, a legjobb zenészeket vonzotta a környékről. A munkások a gyapotföldeken han­gosan énekeltek, hogy gyorsabban teljenek a fárasztó órák. Davis a bömbölő hangját kétségkívül a földeken kisfiúként hallott ének alapján alakította ki. A 60-as évek elején St. Louisba költözött testvéreivel, ahol részese volt a St. Louis-i zenei élet aranykorának. Európában 1998-ban járt először, azóta évente legalább kétszer turnézott az öreg kontinensen. Lemezeit a holland Black & Tan Records adja ki. A lemezkiadó főnöke, Jan Mittendorp rendszeresen közreműködik albumain és turnézenekarának tagja, így nem meglepő, hogy Boo Boo felvételeket készített a Mittendorp és Jasper Mortier által alkotott ElectroBluesSocietyvel is. A kísérleti electro-blues duó és Boo Boo Davis új albuma Transatlantic Quarantaine Sessions címmel jelent meg. A számok közül több már kiadásra került kislemezként az év során. A záródal a Bye Baby Bye Bye remixe a francia Rosé Sunsettől. A lemez csakis digitálisan jelent meg, elérhető az összes letöltési és streaming platformon.­­­­­­­

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new release Bone Union Records

today we released

BUR 1110 – Şenel Karatepe – Hard Times

Including solo acoustic recordings of Karatepe dating back to 2005 and 2006, “Hard Times” represents a timeframe of an era in Izmir (Turkey); a city, rarely hosts a space for loyal performers of traditional blues forms. Born and based in Lüleburgaz (a modest city, located on the Bulgarian – Turkish border) since 2017, Karatepe is skilled on creating a silky and a liquid style while covering most known tunes of legendary names such as Robert Johnson, Muddy Waters, Charles Brown, Big Bill Broonzy and Ray Charles.

Şenel Karatepe – vocals, acoustic guitar

Mixing and Mastering: Kartal Doğrul
Cover Photo: Sarp Keskiner

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

We founded Bone Union Records together with Sarp Keskiner (TR) in June 2020. The label aims to document a neglected musical scene in Turkey not just by releasing archival material from mid-90’s to this date; but also keen on releasing brand new material from Turkish artists. Though the scope mainly consist rare recordings of local traditional blues, urban blues and gospel acts, the material varies wildly by inclusion of folk, funk, dub, noise and experimental releases, that goes way beyond the borders of conventional blues. Thus, the label supports any musical efforts to improve the chances of exchange of blues and neighboring genres between Netherlands and Turkey.

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new release Boo Boo Davis + ElectroBluesSociety

today we released:

B&T 987 – Boo Boo Davis + ElectroBluesSociety – Transatlantic Quarantaine Sessions

Between 1998 and 2019 Boo Boo Davis used to come and tour in Europe several times each year and most of music was written and recorded during these tours.

The current pandemic put that “tradition’ on hold. But with the help of the internet and mutual friend Chris Brown in St Louis, the guys from ElectroBluesSociety (Netherlands) started to exchange idea’s and demo’s with Boo Boo in East St Louis (USA).  So despite the fact that they had the Atlantic Ocean between them, they were still able to write and record new music. Covid may be able stop live shows (for a while) but it can not stop the creation of new music.

Several of these tracks have been released as single releases earlier this year but here is the complete album. Twelve original tracks plus one remix by Rosé Sunset from France. The album is released digital and available on all the download and streaming platforms.