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Tangled Eye song used in Six (History Channel)

We have a new sync placement for one of the songs from our catalogue.

Nilas by Tangled Eye was used in last night’s episode (#5, season 2) of Six; a History Channel TV series that chronicles the operations and daily lives from members of U.S. Navy SEAL Team Six.

The song was released on an album called DREAM WALL (Black and Tan Records / 2014) and it is already the second song from this album that has been used by a US tv series.

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review David Philips by Bluesmagazine.nl

David Philips is een singer-songwriter, sessie-gitarist en producer uit de U.K. Zijn debuutalbum ‘Heal Yourself Alone’ in 2010 was net na de release ‘Album Of The Week’ bij BBC Radio. Na een korte tour door Nederland en België tekende hij bij het Nederlandse label Black and Tan Records die tot nu toe de albums voor hem uitbrengt. Dit is alweer het zevende album van David Philips (en het zesde op het Black & Tan Label) en is opnieuw een volkomen eigen werk: van april 2017 tot april dit jaar schreef hij de teksten en de songs, verzorgde zelf de opnames, de productie, mix en mastering en het art-work. Alles is van zijn hand en komt uit zijn eigen studio. Ook speelt hij alle instrumenten zelf. Vergeleken met zijn album ‘Winter’ van vorig jaar is dit album meer funky en jazzy en komt het energieker en zomers over, hoewel de folky songs samen met de blues ook niet ontbreken, maar verhalend zijn ze allen. Behalve dan het magistrale instrumentale nummer Red on Yellow waarin zijn Spaanse thuisbasis (Barcelona) goed te horen is en waar hij laat horen een zeer goede gitarist te zijn. Verder komen op het album drie demo nummers aan bod die in een akoestische setting te horen zijn. Heel boeiend om te horen dat de sfeer anders is op de demo als op het uiteindelijke resultaat. Ook heeft hij twee nummers toegevoegd die op eerdere albums stonden, maar dan nu in een nieuw jasje gestoken: Mountain To Climb 2018 en When I’m Drunk 2018 die beiden eerder verschenen op ‘David Philips on Black and Tan vol. 2 en vol. 3’. Beslist geen geval van ‘opvullen’, daar zijn de uitvoeringen te verschillend voor; integendeel, het is heel boeiend en interessant deze verschillende versies te horen. David Philips laat met dit album weer duidelijk blijken dat hij een zeer veelzijdige en talentvolle muzikant is. De productie, mix en mastering zijn mooi en helder, zijn teksten vol gevoel en getemperde emotie en last-but-not-least is zijn art-work indrukwekkend. Een muzikale aanrader voor deze zomer!

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review David Philips – Get Along

His vocals are smooth and silky while his accompaniment is simple and pure.  This album is a treasure trove, with eight new songs, three acoustic demos and two remastered songs from his vast catalog.  Regardless of whether the track is full band or acoustic demo, it is Philips’ voice that shines through.  This album provides the perfect soundtrack for your down time, and will provide you with a plethora of repeat-worthy song.  The smooth jazz and bluesy feel of “Another Day,” “My Gravity,” and “Nowhere” and the amazing instrumental “Red on Yellow” alone are worth the price of the CD.

Recommendation:  Make a wise investment and Get this one today!

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review David Philips in SomethingElseReviews

As singer-songwriters go, the thing that makes David Philips stand out whether he’s making an acoustic-based bare-bones record or a more fully produced affair is that he’s got a lot of soul. It’s there in his voice and present in his melodies. Just as 2017’s Winter titled toward his rock side, Get Along, his latest from Black And Tan Records, makes that soul more overt. Philips has never been afraid to put out his rougher recordings, he embraces it and it’s really to our benefit because there’s nothing to hide and nothing critical is missing from the demos. This time — and he’s done this with a song actually called “This Time” — he’s putting his rough-hewn product side-by-side with his (relatively) polished handiwork, which in either case all the chores are handled by him, and it’s hard to tell which version is better. The demo version of “My Gravity” is full of funky spirit with Philips accompanied himself only with an acoustic guitar. That was placed immediately following the fully developed version of the same song, which has its own charms but the raw version remains just as satisfying. The blues “Nowhere” (video below) is also paired with its demo version but it’s the stripped down take that’s more energetic and played in a higher key, altered to the point that you could be forgiven for thinking it’s an entirely different song. Philips uncorks some nasty blues harp in the middle of it, too; there might not be much musically he can’t do like a boss. Folk-soul, head-nodding, finger tapping rhythm and blues in an down-home wrapper is what make full band tracks such as “Another Day,” “Trim” and remakes of his own tunes “Mountain To Climb” and “When I’m Drunk” so irresistible. As a bonus, Philips’ jazz background makes a rare overt appearance on the instrumental fusion-ish number “Red On Yellow.” One thing that isn’t rare at all about a Philips record is that it’s all done by himself, from the composing to the playing and singing, to the production, engineering and mastering. But DIY isn’t for everybody, only for those who can do it all and do it all right. Philips is clearly that guy, and now we know that even when he does something by himself two different ways, both ways are the ‘right’ way. Get Along is available now digitally and available in CD form in September 2018 for those who also want more of Philips’ avian art to enjoy.

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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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review for ElectroBluesSociety from the UK

ElectroBluesSociety feat Jan Hidding – Rosie (Black & Tan B&T 967)

Jan Hidding is singer with the long-standing Europe an garage blues group The Cuban Heels, here teamed up with the Dutch Black & Tan’s label’s house band (Jasper Mortier on drums and bass and label boss Jan Mittendorp on guitars and effects) for a modern recording of “Rosie”, the prison song recorded by Alan Lomax. The results are nicely gritty, rootsy dance music; but don’t let that last phrase put you off, there’s definitely more than a trace of UK 60s R’n’B. Very interesting indeed…

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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.

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review ElectroBluesSociety on The Wizard

ElectroBluesSociety are a Dutch-based “Organic Dance music” duo mixing electronics with raw, vintage live Blues-based sounds; self-described as “two guys and a bunch of junk with a broad taste and an open mind. Together, they are mixing modern technologies with 30+ years of live stage experience.” ElectroBluesSociety (EBS) consists of drummer and bassist Jasper Mortier and guitarist and Black & Tan Records owner Jan Mittendorp. Mortier has worked with the likes of Paul Oscher, Preston Shannon, “Sax” Gordon Beadle, Philip Walker, and Boo Boo Davis, while Mittendorp has toured extensively across Europe & The US with artists such as Percy Strother, Smokey Wilson, Boo Boo Davis, Erskine Oglesby, and Roscoe Chenier. Jan Mittendorp personally, worked with American R&B singer and guitarist Roscoe Chenier for nearly 20 years and released two of his critically-acclaimed albums—Roscoe Style (1998) and Waiting for My Tomorrow (2006)—on Black & Tan Records. Chenier’s rendition of traditional Gospel hymn, “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” was originally released on Waiting for My Tomorrow in sparse, stripped-down acapella form. Now, nearly 12 years after its initial release, Black & Tan Records have properly re-released “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” with a newly-orchestrated backing track arranged by EBS to accompany Roscoe Chenier, who, unfortunately, passed away in 2013. Jan Mittendorp said, in an exclusive statement sent to The Witzard, “Jasper and I and both terrible singers (to put it mildly) but [on the other hand], we love Blues and Roots music, mainly because of the vocals.” Mittendorp enthusiastically continued: “so, instead of doing some bad singing ourselves, we prefer to use something good that is already existing. We have some more projects coming up, where we use new vocal recordings of guest singers that we invited for a recording sessions.” ElectroBluesSociety’s “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” personally, reminds me of Jamie xx’s 2011 full-album remix of Gil Scott-Heron’s 2010 return-to-form I’m New Here, fittingly re-titled We’re New Here. “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” has been released as a digital-only single on Black & Tan Records, now available on Apple Music, Deezer, Soundcloud, Spotify, and similar like-minded digital retailers.

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new single ElectroBluesSociety

Today we release a new single

B&T 966 – Will The Circle be Unbroken – ElectroBluesSociety feat Roscoe Chenier

The original acapella recording of this old gospel tune was done by Roscoe Chenier and released by us in 2006. On this brand new release ElectroBluesSociety adds a musical background to Roscoe’s voice. We had the luck to work with Roscoe on several releases and tours in Europe from 1993 on and he was one of the nicest guys to work with. Unfortunately Roscoe died (far too soon) in February 2013.

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