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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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BUR 1108 – The Shrimps – So Worried

Founded by Sarp Keskiner (vocal, guitar) and Bora Çeliker (vocal, guitar) in 2000, in order to present their versatile attempt to blend New Orleans grooves with 50’s and 60’s Latin American music and post-war Chicago blues; The Shrimps was one of a kind for sure in the Turkish blues community, by including the best musicians of the “cover” era. Thus, defined as a super-group by the audience as soon as it was massively promoted, the band had the ability to swiftly pitch around many genres. They were based in Ankara, which was the capital of Turkish blues scene, standing as an anti-thesis against to SRV wannabes but treating the scene with a punk-ish attitude. The band did not last after their debut performance but left this performance behind, which was recorded live in January 2000. “So Worried” is an original track suggesting us as if Wolf recorded it with Omar Khorshid in Cairo.

  • Sarp Keskiner: vocals, guitar
  • Bora Çeliker: guitar, harmonica
  • Burak Güngörmüş: bass
  • Alp Esin: bongos
  • Yusuf Tunceli: drums

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

Bone Union Records was founded as a sub label from Black and Tan Records in June 2020 together by Sarp Keskiner (TR). 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.

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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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BUR 1107 – Mama & Friends – Mama’s Bag

Founded by luthier – finger picking master Çağlayan Örge (banjo-guitar), Suna Suner (vocal, tambourine) and Sarp Keskiner (vocal, electric lead and slide guitar, kazoo, harmonica, tambourine, snare & a cymbal) in 1996; MAMA & FRIENDS is known as “the ever first combo in Turkey, based on pre-war blues styles, gospels and spirituals.” This album presents an unreleased bundle of materials taken from the live sessions of the trio, recorded directly to a cassette recorder by in house sound engineer Kubilay Gürol, between June and August 1997, at Eylül Müzik Kulübü.1 Gospels and spirituals performed here are also known as secondary examples, ever recorded in Turkey. Thus, enjoy this rare audio documentary; featuring covers of Robert Johnson, Jesse Fuller, Leadbelly and Bessie Smith.3 Other than displaying a naïve authenticity; “Mama’s Bag” captures a historical time frame of local blues scene in Turkey, when any event representing those styles was able to pull together hundreds of people, enjoying the diversity of the blues inventory.

Sarp Keskiner: guitar
Suna Suner: vocal
Çağlayan Örge: banjo-guitar

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

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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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BUR 1106 – The Underdogz – Black Eyed Dog

Founded as a local cover band by Suat Vergili and Sarp Keskiner in 2016 under the synonym “Almost Rock’n Roll”, THE UNDERDOGZ (Izmir) recorded this obscure modal nugget of Nick Drake for a compilation album, curated by In the Void collective (based in Istanbul). Enjoy a rarity from the band that had disbanded in 2018, featuring the one and only female rock drummer based in Izmir.

  • Sarp Keskiner: vocals, guitar, harmonica, ocarina, jews harp, percussion
  • Suat Vergili: guitar
  • Ufuk Sinkil: bass
  • Oyku Celik: drums, backing vocals

Arranged, mixed and produced by: Suat Vergili and Sarp Keskiner (2017 / University of 9 Eylul – Department of Musical Sciences / Izmir, Turkey)
Cover Photo: Sarp Keskiner
Graphic Design: Elfin Yuksektepe (2021 / Bandha / Izmir, Turkey)

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

Bone Union Records was founded in June 2020 by Sarp Keskiner (TR) and Jan Mittendorp (NL). 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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B&T 979 – ElectroBluesSociety feat Boo Boo Davis – It’s A Sad Thing

This is the fourth single release from the ‘transatlantic quarantaine sessions’.

From 1998 up to 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. Covid-19 crated a (temporarily) stop to that tradition. But with the help of the internet and Chris Brown in St Louis, the guys from ElectroBluesSociety started to exchange idea’s and demo tapes with Boo Boo in East St Louis (USA) and their studio in the Netherlands. 

The track is available on all the download and streaming platforms:

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Third single release from the ‘transatlantic quarantaine sessions’.

Between 1998 and 2020 Boo Boo Davis used to tour in Europe several times each year and we recorded a lot of his music during these tours. Because of Covid 19 this is not possible at the moment. There for the guys from ElectroBluesSociety started to exchange idea’s and demo tapes with Boo Boo in East St Louis (special thanks to Chris Brown).

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

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Boo Boo Davis

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B&T 977 – ElectroBluesSociety feat Boo Boo Davis – See A Better Day

Boo Boo Davis

Boo Boo Davis used to tour in Europe at least 2 or 3 times each year since 1998. Usually, we also recorded a lot of his music during these tours.

Because of Covid 19 this is not possible at the moment.

There for we started to exchange idea’s and demo tapes with Boo Boo in East St Louis. That way we were still able to create new music together.

Here is the second single from these ‘quarantaine sessions’ and this time it’s a song of hope that things will change for the better. 

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