New Album Hurry Home by The Deslondes: A beautiful blend of all roots, blues, folk and country

Hailin’ from New Orleans The Deslondes are remarkable for their inventive take on New Orleans Country and Rhythm and Blues. From Bluegrass to Folk and further, it is amazing how this band adopts all genres in the American Roots tradition in their repertoire. This September the band released their sophomore album Hurry Home via New West Records.

New Orleans based The Deslondes

The Deslondes released their second album which includes my personal favorites “Muddy Water” and “Hurricane Shakedown”. Hurry Home contains 13 songs in a variety of blues, roots, and country.

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Blues ballad “Muddy Water”

The opening song of Hurry Home “Muddy Water” is a beautiful melancholic song. The melodic main riff digs deep and is nicely complemented by the piano parts which fill in at the right time and right place. The, in some way, sore and uncooked vocals standout and are supplemented by multi-vocal parts at the transition point of verse and chorus. The lyrics are like cycling good for evaluating life. You’ll hear these words all day spinning through your head.

“Run to the holler by the old trash pile
Pig farm’s closed but kids are still hog wild
Run to the river by the jumping bridge
I play my blues for the small town kid”

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Looking Back | The Detroit Cobras finest covers on Life, Love and Leaving Album

You’d recognize them for making rhythm and blues with a flavor of Garage and for picking the finest cover songs from the sixties to make their own blend of music. the first two albums of The Detroit Cobras were an ode to musicians like Mickey Lee Lane, Otis Redding and  Davis & Jones And The Fenders. We are looking back at the second album of the Detroit Cobras  ” Life, Love and Leaving”, released 1 May 2001

Detroit Cobras – Shout Bama Lama

Garage Rock ‘N Roll from Detroit, Michigan

Formed in 1994 in Detroit Michigan, The Detroit Cobras are a band that knows how to complement song with the juicy Rock ‘N Roll flavor.  Over the last Twenty years, the band released five studio albums.

Shout Bama Lama

” Shout Bama Lama”  is a fine song which features some good old’ piano tunes. Originally recorded by Otis Redding and the & the Pinetoppers, this is a true rhythm and soul song.  The Detroit Cobras kept the main structure but added some guitar violence.

Otis Redding & the Pinetoppers – Shout Bamalama

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NEW ALBUM by L.A. Witch: Reverb drenched Music for miscreants, burnouts, down-and-out dreamers

“This isn’t music for the masses; it’s music for miscreants, burnouts, down-and-out dreamers, and obsessive historians”. Hailin’ from Los Angeles L.A. Witch mixes a wall of sound with poetic soundscapes. Guitar rage meets Charles Bukowski. You’ll love their songs for the heavy and dreamy parts, and because of the different influences from blues to punk.

Debut Album “L.A. Witch”

Their debut album “L.A. Witch” will be released September 8th , 2017 on Suicide Squeeze records. These ladies are remarkable for mixing vintage garage rock like The Pleasure Seekers did in the sixties, and on the other hand to Junior Kimbrough and T Model Ford’s  Hill Country Blues.

L.A. Witch mixing Blues and Garage Rock, the best of both worlds

The best example of this talent is hearable in “untitled” which groove brings you to the lonesome Delta and on the other hand, the reverb drenched guitar also creates some burlesque nightclub vibe in your living room, car or any place you can listen to this music.


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Looking Back at sixties blues and soul hit “Being Without You” by Maurice Williams

They had a huge hit with “Stay” Just a little bit longer, but Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs recorded several cool soul songs during the 50s and 60s.  The last few days a listened to a uptempo song called “Being Without You”.  

Performing under different names

Maurice Williams and The Zodiacs performed under several names. Back in the day a whole lot of musicians did it.  I alway guess the reason behind it.  Williams and the Zodiacs started as the (Royal) Charms, the band changed its name to the Gladiolas in 1957 and the Excellos in 1958, before finally settling on the Zodiacs in 1959.

Hit single  “Being Without You”

“Being Without You” was recorded on a vinyl 7″ single in the US in June 1966. The up-tempo rhythms, swinging horns, and tight lyrics make songs enjoyable for many hours.  I also like the fact “Being Without You” is completely different than “stay” which is remarkable for the slow but intense rhythm and vocals.

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Remembering Elvis Presley’s Fighting Scene in 1957 movie Loving You

Elvis Presley died today 40 years ago.  He’s a cultural icon of the 20th century and often referred to as the King of Rock ‘n Roll. Elvis Presley LP’s are still today everywhere. Besides his singing career, he was also quite an actor. 

Fighting-scene Elvis movie Loving You

I always enjoy the fighting scene in the 1957 movie Loving You.  Elvis referred to as “Side Burns” is being challenged to sing one of his songs. After a while, they convince the King to sing one of his hits. As a fee, Elvis wants a new pair of seat covers in his car. Then the fights starts!

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