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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.

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new single ElectroBluesSociety feat Boo Boo Davis

today we released a new single on KuvVer Records, one of our sub labels.

In 2018 ElectroBluesSociety did a recording session with Mississippi blues man Boo Boo Davis. During one of the European tours of Boo Boo they went in the studio and in 3 hours they recorded 8 songs. Together they went back to the classic Chicago blues and afterwards added a little electro blues. Here is another Howlin Wolf cover from that session. This track is released digital only and available on all the download and streaming platforms.

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review ElectroBluesSociety from the UK

ElectroBluesSociety Featuring Michel Peters—Hoochie Coochie Man—

Here is another single track from this Dutch outfit, with a local singer turning in a version of the Muddy Waters classic. Some of these issues on Black & Tan subsidiary label KuvVer Records have kept reasonably close to the originals – this one doesn’t. The throbbing, up tempo backing is largely electronic, though with pounding drums and some excellent blues guitar, whilst Michel’s singing is fine. The whole thing does actually work well, so, if you have a youngster who feels that the blues is old hat, try to get them to give this a listen – you never know…

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new single ElectroBluesSociety

Today we released:

KR 615 – ElectroBluesSociety feat Michel Peters – Hoochie Coochie Man

This is the second track from a recording session that ElectroBluesScoiety did with dutch singer Michel Peters; and again a fresh take on a classic Muddy Waters song.

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

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new single ElectroBluesSociety feat Karin Roerdink

today we released:

KR 614 – ElectroBluesSociety feat Karin Roerdink – You Know I’m No Good

This is the second single from a session that ElectroBluesSociety did in 2019 with Dutch singer Karin Roerdink; and again a cover version from a famous Amy Winehouse song

KuvVer Records is a sub label from Black and Tan Records that we we created to release refreshing cover versions of well known songs in any musical style.

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

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new single ElectroBluesSociety feat Boo Boo Davis

Today we released a new single on KuvVer Records.

KR 610 – ElectroBluesSociety feat Boo Boo Davis

Here is the sixth track from the recording session that ElectroBluesSociety did with Mississippi blues man Boo Boo Davis. Together they went back to the classic Chicago blues and here is another Howlin Wolf classic with a little ‘electrofication’

The track is released digital only and available on all digital platforms and here are a few links.

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another new single ElectroBluesSociety + Boo Boo Davis

Released today on KuvVer Records:

KR 609 – ElectroBluesSociety feat Boo Boo Davis – Little Red Rooster

ElectroBluesSociety feat Boo boo Davis - Little Red Rooster

It is the fifth track from a recording session that ElectroBluesSociety did with Mississippi blues man Boo Boo Davis in October 2018. Together they went back to the classic Chicago blues and here is another Howlin Wolf classic with a little ‘electrofication’

The track is released digital only and available on all stream and download platforms

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new single ElectroBluesSociety feat Boo Boo Davis

today we released a new single on our sub label (KuvVer Records):

KR 606- ElectroBluesSociety feat Boo Boo Davis – Smokestack Lightnin

It is the second track from the recording session that ElectroBluesSociety did in October with Mississippi blues man Boo Boo Davis. Another classic Howlin Wolf song with a little ‘electrofication’. This song was another regular in the Davis Brothers Band repertoire in the 60’s and 70’s.

Released digitally today and available on all streaming and download platforms

 

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new single ElectroBluesSociety feat Boo Boo Davis

released today on KuvVer Records:

KR 605 – ElectroBluesSociety feat Boo Boo Davis – Tell Me

For this recording session ElectroBluesSociety went back to basics and teamed up with Mississippi blues man Boo Boo Davis. Together they revisited classic Chicago blues. For Boo Boo this was also a trip down to memory lane all these songs were regulars in the Davis Brothers Band repertoire during the 18 years that they were the weekend house band in Tabby’s Red Room, a famous juke joint in East St Louis.

They recorded seven songs and they will be released as individual singles during the coming months. We start of with a classic Howlin Wolf song.

Digital only and available on all platforms