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David Philips – Acoustic Cover Versions 1 EP

Just released on KuvVer Records:

KR 603 – David Philips – Acoustic Cover Versions 1 EP

There are a few ways to do a cover version of a well known song. David Philips really enjoys taking the song to another genre completely, changing the feel and context of the song. It’s a fun game to play and can yield some surprising results. Another way he likes is to stay a little more true to the original but strip it down to the bare bones i.e. acoustic guitar and voice. A combination of these ideas is what these recordings are about. Freedom (Wham / George Michael) and Heart Of Glass (Blondie) are upbeat 80s pop hits turned back porch, country blues style numbers. (Sittin’ On) The Dock Of The Bay and Hit The Road Jack are songs he has always enjoyed a lot and this is his attempt to strip them down and add whatever of himself he can in to the mix without ruining the original feel. It’s a fine line we walk when covering classics and some say it shouldn’t be done, but David sees it as a fun musical challenge that requires a different type of musical kung fu than when performing his own original songs.

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new single ElectroBluesSociety

Today we released a new single by ElectroBluesSociety on KuvVer Records

KR 604 – ElectroBluesSociety feat Michel Peters – I Got My Mojo Workin

ElectroBluesSociety = Jasper Mortier and Jan Mittendorp; two guys and a bunch of junk with a broad taste and an open mind mixing the old with the new.

Modern technologies combined with 30+ years of live stage experience in the European blues / roots music scene. This time they took a classic blues song and invited Michel Peters for the vocals.

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

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review from Spain for new David Philips release

El cantante, compositor, multiinstrumentista y productor británico David Philips arranca mañana, martes 7 de agosto de 2018, una serie de fechas en nuestro país en las que presentará en directo los temas de “Get Along”, su séptimo disco. Todos estos conciertos tendrán lugar en elárea de Barcelona y se alargarán hasta finales del próximo mes de septiembre.

“Get Along” fue lanzado en formato digital el pasado mes de mayo y el sello Black And Tan Records lo lanzará en formato físico a comienzos del próximo mes de octubre. Con ocho nuevas canciones, dos nuevas versiones de clásicos antiguos de Philips y tres bonus tracks acústicos, “Get Along” es la culminación de toda una vida de creación de música y muestra cómo el británico sigue madurando como intérprete, compositor y productor. Philips es también es un talentoso ilustrador y sus dibujos y pinturas de aves son los que ilustran sus últimos lanzamientos.

 

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new EP on KuvVer Records

today we released this EP on our new sub label

KR 601 – Jan Mittendorp – Baritone Jazz 1 EP

About ten years ago guitar player Jan Mittendorp changed from regular guitar to baritone guitar. That way he could combine bass guitar parts with lead guitar parts . You can hear the result on more then hundred tracks that he recorded since 2008 with a.o. Boo Boo Davis, Tangled Eye, BLu ACiD and ElectroBluesSociety.

Recently he also re-discovered a lot of jazz standards from his time at Hilversum Conservatorium in the 1980’s. This is how they sound now on baritone guitar together with some electronic stuff in the back.

Released digital and available on all download and streaming platforms.

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first release on KuvVer Records

We created a new sub label called KuvVer Records. This label is specially set up to release cover versions of well known songs from all kind of styles. Our first release is

KR 600 – Jan Mittendorp – St James Infirmary

Recently I started re-visiting songs that I haven’t played for years. Here is my current version from one of the first jazz/blues songs that I ever played on a guitar (apr 45 years ago). It’s an instrumental version of this classic song with a touch of electro.

Here are the links to the single at a few popular platforms:

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new single ElectroBluesSociety

today we released

B&T 969 – ElectroBluesSociety feat Jan Hidding – All The Way Down

In December 2017 Cuban Heels singer Jan Hidding did a recording session with ElectroBluesSociety and here is the third track from that session. This time another original and new song.

The track is released digital only and available on all the major download and streaming platform. Here are the links to a few popular ones:

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new release David Philips

today we released:

B&T 044 – David Philips – Get Along

David Philips continues with his D.I.Y. approach for this his 7th album to date and his 6th on Black And Tan Records. Infusing Blues, Soul and Americana, he plays all the instruments on the record and also produced and recorded the album himself, as well as providing the hand drawn artwork. “Get Along” has a more upbeat and positive slant in terms of the songwriting compared to previous releases and although a full band sound is featured on most tracks, Philips still manages to keep things raw, organic and centered around his voice and acoustic guitar playing. With 8 new songs, 2 reworkings of old Philips classics and 3 acoustic demo bonus tracks, “Get Along” is the culmination of a lifetime of music making and music appreciation, showing how Philips continues to mature as both a performer, songwriter and producer.

This new record will be released digital now and later this year (September) we will follow with a physical release containing some more bird artwork from David.

Here are the links to the new release at a few popular platforms:

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new single ElectroBluesSociety

Today we released a new single:

B&T 968 – I Don’t Want – ElectroBluesSociety feat Jan Hidding

In December 2017 Cuban Heels singer Jan Hidding did a recording session with ElectroBluesSociety and here is the second track from that session. This time an original and new song.

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

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new single ElectroBluesSociety feat Jan Hidding

B&T 967 – Rosie- ElectroBluesSociety feat Jan Hidding

In December 2017 Cuban Heels singer Jan Hidding did a recording session with ElectroBluesSociety and here is the first track from that session. A brand new version from one of the famous Lomax recordings.

We released the track digital only and it is available on all the download and streaming platforms. Here are the links to a few popular ones.