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new single ElectroBluesSociety + Boo Boo Davis

Today we released

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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new single ElectroBluesSociety feat Boo Boo Davis

Today we released on Black and Tan Records:

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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new single Bone Union Records

Today we released on Bone Union Records:

BUR 1105 – Great Republic Of South – Republic Radio (live)

Founded by Sarp Keskiner and Deniz Cuylan in 2005, Great Republic of South was born as a side studio project of respected producers, and a collective effort on creating remixes of various soundtracks composed by Keskiner, for a radio drama project displaying the chronological backlog of Turkish short stories. Both names were coming from opposite musical backgrounds as none of them had a common before; so addition of most beloved, pioneering drummers of the Turkish indie rock scene for a series of concerts to promote the album caused uproar, as the national audience chose to describe the cast as a “super group”. “Republic Radio” is composed as the anthem of the conceptual album; based on an article published by Keskiner, indicating the ongoing cultural antagonism between the “Northern” and “Southern” nations. Recorded live at Babylon, Istanbul in 2014; this track properly displays the collective power of the quartet that decided to take a permanent nap in 2016.

Musicians:
Sarp Keskiner: electric guitar(s), pre-recorded bass, flute and percussion
Deniz Cuylan: lap top and keyboards
Berke Can Özcan: drums, percussion
Orçun Baştürk: drums, percussion

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

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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new EP BLu ACiD

today we released on BLu ACiD Records:

BA 522 – BLu ACiD feat John Blake EP

This EP is the result of a recording session that BLu ACiD did in 2016 with John Blake; a mysterious singer hailing from the Deep East of Holland.

Like moonshine, this music was slow brewed in seclusion during all-night-and-day marathons attended only by the two members and the ghosts of the past, who were eager to have their voices echo into the modern world. Two of the tracks (Gallows Tree and Georgia) can best described as a 21st century take on the work songs that Alan Lomax recorded in the Mississippi Delta in the 1950’s.  All four tracks were released earlier as string of singles and now they are put together in this new EP.

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

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Black and Tan stock clearance

Since regular sales of CD’s have almost disappeared it is time to clear our stock. This is the moment for CD collectors to get your missing items from the Black and Tan catalogue. We can offer you the following titles. The more CD’s you order the better the deal as you can see at the price list below.

Cat #ArtistTitle
CD B&T 001Roscoe ChenierRoscoe Style
CD B&T 002Percy StrotherHome At Last
CD B&T 003Big George Jackson Blues BandBeggin’ Ain’t For Me
CD B&T 004Dave MacKenzieOld, New, Borrowed & Blue
CD B&T 006Erskine OglesbyBlues Dancin’
CD B&T 010Erskine OglesbyHonkin’ & Shoutin’
CD B&T 011Sunset TravelersFor The Sake Of It
CD B&T 019Ernie PayneCoercion Street
CD B&T 023Billy Jonestha’ Bluez
CD B&T 025Harrison KennedyVOICE + STORY
CD B&T 027Roscoe ChenierWaiting For My Tomorrow
CD B&T 028Turnip GreensCarry Me Down The Aisle
CD B&T 030Billy Jonesmy Hometown
CD B&T 031VAKeeping Living Music Alive vol. 2
CD B&T 036miXendorpblues + beat
CD B&T 039Tangled EyeDream Wall  
qtytotal price (shipping included)
1 CD€ 7,00
2 CD€ 12,50
3 CD€ 16,00
4 CD€ 19,00
5 CD€ 22,00
6 CD€ 24,00
7 CD€ 27,00
9 CD€ 29,00
10 CD€ 30,00

Send me us mail with the requested CD’s and your postal address. We will then send you a PayPal payment request. As soon as the money arrives we will put the CD’s in the mail.

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new single Bone Union Records

Today we released a new single on Bone Union Records.

BUR 1103 – Sarp Keskiner & Kemal Begtas – Nobody Has No Time (to Listen to Music Completely)

Coming from overtly eclectic backgrounds by means of musical tastes and practices, “Nobody Has No Time (to Listen to Music Completely)” is a singular collaboration effort of two veterans of Smyrnian music scene. Recorded in 2017 and only broadcasted on Vimeo briefly before, the unreleased track suggests a unique blend, based on old school Mancunian beats resembling early 90’s, with a pinch of Mediterranean salt and a spoonful of gravy. This track shall be called and treated as a strict imposer of “Izmir sound”.

Kemal Begtaş: Irish bouzouki, bass, beats
Sarp Keskiner: electric rhythm and slide guitars

Recorded, arranged, edited and mixed by Kemal Begtas (Izmir, Turkey – 2017)

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

Bone Union Records was founded in June 2020 by Sarp Keskiner (TR) and Jan Mittendorp (NL) in order to create a ground for mutual cultural exchange. 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.