After single releases in July and August, Instrumental Blues Records released our full new EP today.
IB 718 – ElectroBluesSociety – Riffs & Blues EP
After exploring possibilities with loops and samples we go back to basic on this new EP. Just our two instruments (drums and guitar), recorded in one take; simple, loud and raw.
The music is available on all Digital platforms and here you can have a listen:
we released another appetizer for our upcoming instrumental EP on Instrumental Blues Records. Back to basic; guitar, drums and one take. Available on all online platforms.
IB 717 – ElectroBluesSociety – Slow And Heavy
Today we released our new single on Instrumental Blues Records.
On this one we go back to basic. Just two instruments and one take.
It is a little appetizer for a new EP with more tracks like this that we will release later this year.
The track is available on all digital platforms,
today KuvVer Records released our new single.
KR 615 – ElectroBluesSociety feat Michel Peters – Hoochie Coochie Man
Second track from a recording session that we did with dutch singer Michel Peters. This is another fresh take on a Muddy Waters classic
This is what BITS (Blues In The South / UK) wrote about us in their January 2020 issue:
This Dutch duo comprising multi-instrumentalist and label boss Jan Mittendorp and bass player/ drummer Jasper Mortier teamed up with singer Jan Hidding, of group The Cuban Heels, and the results, previously available as single tracks, are now gathered together on this three-track digital EP. The three men achieve a fine blend of classic blues and soul sounds with modern day electronics and a bit of blues-rock. ‘Rosie’ is known from the collection of folklorist Alan Lomax, and its work-song roots are intact here, though with a definite contemporary edge; ‘I Don’t Want’ is slow, expansive, moody and bluesy, whilst ‘All The Way Down’ has a slight tinge of the subtle soul-tinged British blues-rock sound of late 60s/ early 70s group Free, though the electronics definitely add something new and different whilst keeping the mood – there’s even a harmonica break!. This release is not for the diehard purists of course, but do investigate if you are interested.
ElectroBluesSociety – Jasper Mortier and Jan Mittendorp – are notorious for their good taste in temporary vocalists and they have, once again, made a fine choice by inviting Jan Hidding – from blues revivalists Cuban Heels – to add his vocal class to the three songs that make up this EP. As you might imagine, given that all concerned have an impressive track record in taking people to 12 bar nirvana, these three songs are polished yet eminently causal things. Nothing is rushed but never does their intent falter. The songs are laidback much in the way that a seventies blues/funk crossover band might have performed them and, while these three good gentlemen drift away from the rigidity expected of the blues format, it is never in doubt that their collective heart is in the right and true place. Listening to these three songs serves as a timely reminder of why real musicianship played with passion can never be replaced or matched by the computer. It’s an organic thing and that’s the truth.
Best song? The ever rolling “Rosie”. The verdict? Pure class.
Today KuvVer Records released our new single:
KR 612 – ElectroBluesSociety feat Karin Roerdink – Back To Black
Earlier this year we did a recording session with dutch female singer Karin Roerdink and here is the first result from that session. It is a cover version from a famous Amy Winehouse song.
The single is released digital only and is available on all digital platforms.
Today Black and Tan Records released our new single
B&T 971 – ElectroBluesSociety – Be Allright
this time it is a new and original song. 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.
today KuvVer Records released a new single from our session with Boo Boo Davis
KR 608 – ElectroBluesSociety feat Boo Boo Davis – Evil
Here is the fourth track from the recording session that we did in October last year with Mississippi blues man Boo Boo Davis. Together we went back to the classic Chicago blues and this time it’s another Howlin Wolf classic with a little ‘electrofication’. This song was a regular in the repertoire of the Davis Brothers Band in the sixties and the seventies.
The track is released digital only and available on all download and streaming platforms. Here are a few links
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!