The Dutch-based electric blues duo ElectroBluesSociety and East St. Louis’ Boo Boo Davis make the perfect combination: the former supplies the groove and the latter brings the grit. Not even lockdown can keep them apart musically. Jan Mittendorp (guitar) and Jasper Mortier (drums) do their thing on one side of the ocean and Davis howls, moans and pleads over that thing from the other side.
For this eighth track from those ‘quarantine’ sessions called “Bye Baby Bye Bye,” that’s just what Boo Boo Davis and his friends from the Netherlands did. Over a scratchy guitar and an all-business bass, Davis starts his wailing and when Mortier’s snare kicks in, the groovin’ is in full flex. Mittendorp makes stinging guitar remarks whenever they flip over to the bridge and the ElectroBluesSociety does its signature electronic touches including looping and sampling done up in just the right measure.
Track by track, a hell of a retro-modern blues album is forming before our eyes … and ears. “Bye Baby Bye Bye” ready and waiting for you from a variety of sources, like iTunes, Spotify and Deezer. Oh yeah, and let’s not forget Bandcamp.