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.

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.

new EP ElectroBluesSociety

after a few singles releases in July and August we now release the full new EP by ElectroBluesSociety on Instrumental Blues Records.

IB 718 – ElectroBluesSociety – Riffs & Blues EP

After exploring possibilities with loops and samples the guys from ElectroBluesSociety go back to basic on this one. Just two instruments (drums and guitar), recorded in one take; simple, loud and raw.

The EP is available on all digital platforms and here you can have a listen:

Boo Boo Davis track on new French compilation

Let Me Love You by Boo Boo Davis was included in a brand new French compilation; FIP Blues.

Boo Boo is in good company on this new release; it features songs by a.o. Taj Mahal, Slim Harpo, Howlin Wolf, Willie Dixon, Eric Bibb, Larry Garner and many other great artists.

The release is also available on vinyl format.

Boo Boo’s song was first released by us in 2006 on the album Drew, Mississippi (B&T 029). On this album Boo Boo Davis collaborated with Ramon Goose (UK).

Album The Old Ramblers out on Bone Union Records

after the first single, a few weeks ago, we now release the full album from The Old Ramblers on Bone Union Records.

BUR 1102 – The Old Ramblers – Find Me On The Road Somewhere

Located in Izmir, Turkey; since 2016, The Old Ramblers cover pre-war rural blues classics, and post-war urban blues standarts besides gospels, spirituals, work songs, edgy ragtime and bluegrass tunes with a bravado.

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

The musicians are

Sarp Keskiner: Vocal, electric guitars, bass, maracas

Orhun Keskinbıçak: Harmonica

Türker Özer: Acoustic guitar

review ElectroBluesSociety feat Boo Boo Davis in Blues & Rhythm (UK)

ElectroBluesSociety are an ‘experimental electro blues’ duo from The Netherlands, comprising Black & Tan label boss Jan Mittendorp on guitar and various electronics, and bass player/drummer Jasper Mortier. The label has worked frequently with Drew, Mississippi-born bluesman James ‘Boo Boo’ Davis since releasing his debut album in 1999, and during a European tour in 2018, Boo Boo, now in his seventies, Jan and Jasper laid down seven songs during three hours in the studio. They went back to basics for these performances and added the electronics afterwards. The tracks were originally released as singles (ie.digital releases of single tracks) during 2018 and 2019, and were generally well-received; this new release, styled as an ‘EP’, gathers them together. As the label name reveals, these tracks are cover versions, of course, from Howlin’ Wolf – Boo Boo would frequently perform his songs with his brothers in Saint Louis in the ’60s – and Elmore James, who was a friend of his father’s. Oh, and don’t worry about those ‘electronic additions’ – they may sound a little peculiar on the intro to ‘Back Door Man’, and that track is perhaps the most experimental here, but they are not really that obtrusive overall, and might help with attracting younger audiences. Boo Boo’s rural-sounding, Wolf-ish vocals and raw, wailing harmonica work are good enough to make up for it throughout anyhow. A little surprisingly, ‘Tell Me’ is an unexpected personal favourite, a very, very fine performance with a wonderful vocal.This is a digital only release from Black & Tan subsidiary KuvVer and it is available on all the usual download and streaming platforms. Boo Boo’s scheduled European tour was cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak, a serious loss of income for him – buythis and support a genuine bluesman.

single The Old Ramblers

this week we released the first single on Bone Union Records.

BR 1101 – The Old Ramblers – Bourgeouis Blues

The single is an appetizer from the upcoming album of The Old Ramblers. The album will be titled “Find Me On The Road Somewhere” and is scheduled for release early September 2020.

Located in Izmir, Turkey; since 2016, The Old Ramblers cover pre-war rural blues classics, and post-war urban blues standarts besides gospels, spirituals, work songs, edgy ragtime and bluegrass tunes with a bravado.

The musicians are:
Sarp Keskiner: Vocal, electric guitars, bass, maracas
Orhun Keskinbıçak: Harmonica
Türker Özer: Acoustic guitar

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

SomethingElse reviews ElectroBluesSociety feat Boo Boo Davis

A couple of months ago I told y’all about this EP that vintage bluesman Boo Boo Davis put out with ElectroBluesSociety sensibly titled Chicago Blues Covers. This makeshift trio (Davis, guitarist Jan Mittendorp and drummer Jasper Mortier) made a mess of covers of electric blues standards charged by the retro-modern studio finagling of the ElectroBluesSociety and the sheer aura of one Boo Boo Davis. And they laid down the tracks for these songs all in one afternoon in 2018. Now we learn that their label KuvVer Records has dropped another track from apparently that same session, Howlin’ Wolf’s “Killing Floor.” Boo Boo’s rendition carries the same machismo as Wolf’s but aside from that, it sounds almost like a wholly different song. If anything, the analog-y, reverb-drenched sonics of this two year-old recording sounds even more ancient than the fifty-six year-old original and Mortier keeps the song lively with a booming backbeat. Davis voice echoes from the bottom his soul but his blues harp shouts louder and authoritatively. Even if you’ve heard this song a thousand times before, your experience with it isn’t complete without hearing ElectroBluesSociety and Boo Boo Davis tackle it. They give old blues back its youthful vitality because they know how to make it brash and raw.

new sub label

We started a new collaboration. Together with Sarp Keskiner from Izmir (Turkey) we founded BONE UNION RECORDS in June 2020. In order to create a ground for mutual cultural exchange, this new 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.

The first two releases will be on Sarp’s own band The Old Ramblers. This week we start of with a single from the upcoming album.