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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

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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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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.

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B&T 981 – What’s Going On – ElectroBluesSociety feat Boo Boo Davis

This is the sixth single release from the ‘transatlantic quarantaine sessions” that ElectroBluesSociety did with Boo Boo Davis

Between 1998 and 2020 Boo Boo has been touring Europe at least a few times each year and most of his music was written and recorded during those tours.  Covid put that ‘tradition’ on hold . But with the help of the internet and Chris Brown in St Louis, the guys from ElectroBluesSociety (Netherlands) together with Boo Boo started to write and record new songs. So far we have released six songs but there is a lot more in the pipeline. 

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

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B&T 980 = Ain’t No Love – ElectroBluesSociety feat Boo Boo Davis

A double-bass-driven psychedelic electro blues song… and the fifth single release from the ‘transatlantic quarantaine sessions”

Between 1998 and 2020 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 current pandemic put that on hold . But with the help of the internet and Chris Brown in St Louis, the guys from ElectroBluesSociety (Netherlands) started to exchange idea’s and demo tapes with Boo Boo in East St Louis (USA). 

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

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review Boo Boo Davis + ElectroBluesSociety from the UK

ElectroBluesSociety feat Boo Boo Davis– You Better Watch Yourself
Boo Boo Davis, born and raised in Drew, Mississippi, and the ElectroBluesSociety (Jan Mittendorp on guitar and “buttons”, Jasper Mortier on bass and drums). create some fine if rather different modern blues and here’s another – it’s not the Little Walter song, by the way. Recorded in Holland and Saint Louis, Missouri, as part of the “Transatlantic Quarantine Sessions”, it features Boo Boo’s strong down-home vocals and wailing blues harp over an electronic-styled backing and some sampled effects. It works too. Many blues lovers might shy away from the electronic backing, but this is really just another example of the music modernising itself. Give it a try…
Norman Darwen

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Something Else reviews new single ElectroBluesSociety + Boo Boo Davis

East St. Louis blues boss Boo Boo Davis continues to spend his quarantine time building a new album with Netherlands-based ElectroBluesSociety (Jan Mittendorp + Jasper Mortier) one track at time. Just the other day, the potent transatlantic collaborators dropped their fourth such Covid track. (We discussed some of the prior singles here and here).

“It’s A Sad Thing” starts with a crunchy-as-fried-chicken guitar riff, and Davis’ swaggering howlin’ and blues harp wailing does the rest. As the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion did with RL Burnside, Boo Boo and the ElectroBluesSociety makes obvious the strong relation between the blues and rawer forms of rock, making the two forms of music sound as one.

As usual, Black and Tan Records is distributing ElectroBluesSociety this hot new track from Boo Boo Davis and the ElectroBluesSociety.