this what Norman Darwen wrote in BLUES IN THE SOUTH about one of the singles we released together with Boo Boo Davis:
ElectroBluesSociety feat Boo Boo Davis – Tell Me (KuvVer Records 605)
Mississippi born singer and drummer Boo Boo Davis goes back to his roots on this “digital single” from KuvVer Records. He used to sing this Howling Wolf song with The Davis Brothers Band when they played in a juke joint in Saint Louis. Maybe the tough vocal and wailing harmonica were more or less the same, even the loping rhythm, as the electronics are not really in evidence here, meaning that this is just a very fine, down-home blues performance. More please!
There is no better night of the year to return to Sweet Home Chicago than Christmas Eve, Xmas in Chi-town during the Reign of King Richard (Daley) the First (“Too ra loo ra loo ral…”) was a joyous fulcrum week at the bottom of the year filled with food, spirits, parties, singing, crying and fighting. Even now I can close my eyes and fill my sinuses with the heavenborn heat of clean steam rising from the boiled fresh meats which would then swirl and fight with the ancient greasy smoke of the grilled meats at every restaurant vent on the block as I cruised alleys on foot homeward from Maxwell Street on Christmas morning fingering the night’s haul and minding the curves, always minding the curves. Or was it Taylor Street? Too old to care now. Musical giants Jan Mittendorp and Jasper Mortier form ElectroBluesSociety and this week they have teamed with Mississippi bluesman Boo Boo Davis to revive another great song. This time it’s the Elmore James classic, “Dust My Broom,” Enjoy.
Today KuvVer Records released the third single from our recording session with Boo Boo Davis in October this year.
KR 607 – ElectroBluesSociety feat Boo Boo Davis – Dust My Broom
Another cover version of a classic blues song and this time one that was made famous by Elmore James.
As you can hear we added only a little bit of ‘electrification’
The single is released digital only and available on all stream and download platforms
this is what BluesBunny said about our new single:
The blues is always where it is at and ElectroBluesSociety have, once again, drafted in Boo Boo Davis to turn their respectful cover of “Smokestack Lightnin” into something organic and timeless. It is all done right and that’s a fact.
this is what EastPortlandBlog wrote about our new single:
Smokestack Lightnin – ElectroBluesSociety feat Boo Boo Davis
This is so beautiful it hurts. This is live Chicago blues. I’m thirty years past Chicago and I’d swear I rode the Englewoood-Howard B Train tonight, shared a bottle of Christian Brothers on the down low and got clotheslined by “the Hawk” wind when I transferred for the Ravenswood line. Heaven on a bone, Smiffy’s Ribs, testifyin’ for the blues, the signal’s coming in strong, someone got set free tonight.
Today the second single from our session with Boo Boo Davis was released on KuvVer Records.
KR 606 – ElectroBluesSociety feat Boo Boo Davis – Smokestack Lightnin
It is another classic Howlin Wolf song with a little ‘electrofication’. This song was also a regular in the Davis Brothers Band repertoire in the 60’s and 70’s.
Available on all streaming and download platforms
KR 605 – Tell Me – ElectroBluesSociety feat Boo Boo Davis
In October we spent a few hours recording with Boo Boo Davis. For this session we went back to basics and together we (re) visited some classic Chicago blues. For Boo Boo this was a trip down memory lane because all these songs were regulars in the Davis Brohers Band repertoire during the 18 years that they were the weekend house band in Tubby’s Red Room, a famous juke joint in East St Louis.
We recorded seven songs that will be released digital only as individual singles on KuvVer Records in the coming months. Yesterday we released the first one and it is now available on all platforms.
On Tuesday November 27 we will be back in De Hip in Deventer (NL) for our monthly show and this time we have invited Richard ven Bergen as special guest.
Start of the show is at 20:30
This is our third feature for ElectroBluesSociety this time the vocals are provided by Michel Peters on ‘I Got My Mojo Workin’. Once again the mixture of timeless natural blues is performed with passion and the modern electro influences add another fabulous dimension to the song.
Today we released a new single on KuvVer Records.
KR 604 – ElectroBluesSociety feat Michel Peters – I Got My Mojo Workin
This time we took a classic blues song and invited Michel Peters for the vocals.
KuvVer Records is a Black and Tan sub label specially created to release refreshing cover versions of well known songs. The songs is released digital only and available on all download and streaming platforms.