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

Covid-19 bremst, aber verhindert nicht die Kooperation: Zwischen den Kontinenten wanderten die Sounddateien hin und her. Zwischen den Niederlanden und St. Louis. Zwischen der ElectroBluesSociety, zu der Jasper Mortier und Jan Mittendorp gehören, und Boo Boo Davis, der im Mississippi-Delta aufwuchs und sich über zwei Dekaden immer wieder in Europa auf Touren vorgestellt hatte.

„Transatlantic Quarantaine Sessions“ (Black & Tan) bezeugt ein gänzlich unvoreingenommene Zusammenarbeit: Es gibt rohen Blues und ruppigen Funk, gesungen von dem Amerikaner und eine ausgeflippte Harmonika. Aus dem schäbigen Schuppen, zu dem die Leute raus aufs Land kommen, um zu tanzen.

Doch da ist noch mehr zu haben. Zum Beispiel sphärische Übergänge zu Ambient-Dub-Blues. Genial. Eines der Stück heißt „It’s A Sad Thing“. Schade, dass wir aufs Konzert warten müssen.

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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.

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new release Black and Tan Records

today we released

B&T 986 – ElectroBluesSociety + Boo Boo Davis – Bye Baby Bye Bye (Rosé Sunset remix)

Our French buddy (Rosé Sunset) made this nice remix from one of the tracks that ElectroBluesSociety and Boo Boo Davis released earlier this year.

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

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new single ElectroBluesSociety + Boo Boo Davis

today we released a new single from the ‘transatlantic quarantaine sessions’

B&T 985 – ElectroBluesSociety feat Boo boo Davis – Lowdown Dirty Blues

This is single number 9 from the ‘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 can stop live shows (for a while) but it can not stop the creation of new music.

The music is released digital only and available on all streaming and download platforms.

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Something Else Reviews ElectroBluesSociety + Boo Boo Davis

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.

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new single ElectroBluesSociety + Boo Boo Davis

today we released

B&T 983 – ElectroBluesSociety feat Boo Boo Davis – Bye Baby Bye Bye

Single number 8 from the ‘transatlantic quarantaine sessions”.

Between 1998 to 2019 Boo Boo Davis used to tour in Europe several times each year and a lot of his music was written and recorded during these tours.  The worldwide Covid pandemic put that on hold. But with the help of the internet and mutual friend Chris Brown in St Louis, the guys from ElectroBluesSociety (Netherlands) and Boo Boo started to exchange idea’s and demo’s. The result of these ‘online sessions’ is released as a string of single tracks and they are available on all the streaming and download platforms.

Covid can not stop the creation of new music.

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

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new single ElectroBluesSociety + Boo Boo Davis

today we released

Track number 7 from the ‘transatlantic quarantaine sessions”. This time it is an instrumental

From 1998 to 2019 Boo Boo Davis used to tour in Europe several times each year and a lot of music was written and recorded during these tours.  The worldwide Covid pandemic put that on hold . However with the help of the internet and mutual friend Chris Brown in St Louis, the guys from ElectroBluesSociety (Netherlands) and Boo Boo started to exchange idea’s and demo’s. The result of these ‘sessions’ is released as a string of single tracks and they are available on all the stream and download platforms.

Covid can stop live shows for a while but it can not stop the creation of new music.

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review Boo Davis + ElectroBluesSociety

This short review was published July 5:

Brick by brick, the ElectroBluesSociety (Jan Mittendorp + Jasper Mortier) and Boo Boo Davis have been putting together what is turning out to be a pretty solid collection of electro-blues tunes inspired by quarantine. The latest product from the Netherlands-East St. Louis connection is a number called “What’s Going On.”

This isn’t the Marvin Gaye classic, but bluesman Boo Boo Davis crafted his own pleading for the hard truth. Constructed on top of an acoustic bass riff, the ElectroBluesSociety flesh out a brawny groove with Davis’ bellowing voice and the EBS adding haunting background touches that accentuate, not dominate.