today Black and Tan Records released:
B&T 979 – ElectroBluesSociety feat Boo Boo Davis – It’s A Sad Thing
This is the fourth single release from our ‘transatlantic quarantaine sessions’ with Boo Boo Davis. From 1998 up to 2020 Boo Boo used to tour in Europe several times each year and a lot of music was written and recorded during these tours. Covid-19 created a (temporarily) stop to that tradition. But with the help of the internet and Chris Brown in St Louis, we started to exchange idea’s and demo tapes with Boo Boo in East St Louis (USA) and our studio in the Netherlands.
The new track is available on all stream and download platforms.
Today Black and Tan Records released the third single release from our ‘transatlantic quarantaine sessions’ with Boo Boo Davis.
Between 1998 and 2020 Boo Boo Davis used to tour in Europe several times each year and he recorded a lot of his music during these tours. Because of Covid 19 this is not possible at the moment. There for we started to exchange idea’s and demo tapes with Boo Boo in East St Louis and our own studio in the Netherlands (special thanks to Chris Brown).
The single is released digital and available on all the download and streaming platforms.
today Black and Tan Records released our new single with Boo Boo Davis.
Most of Boo Boo’s albums were recorded in Europe during his tours. But because of Covid 19 he can not come to Europe. There for we started to exchange idea’s and demo tapes back and forth to East St Louis.
That way we were still able to create new music together. Here is the second single from these ‘quarantaine sessions’ and this time it’s a song of hope that things will change for the better.
The single is released digital and available on all the download and streaming platforms. Here are the links to a few popular ones:
today Black and Tan Records released our new single
B&T 976 – ElectroBluesSociety feat Boo Boo Davis – Secret
We have been working with Boo Boo Davis for years. We recorded a lot of new music during his European tours. At first Covid-19 meant a complete stop to all this. But the music couldn’t be stopped, and we started to exchange musical ideas and send them back and forth between the Netherlands and East St Louis (where Boo Boo is living). Special thanks to Chris Brown for helping us out with this.
So, despite the fact that we cannot be at the same spot right now we are still able to create new music together. This single is the first result of that, and we are working on a lot more songs. Stay tuned.
The music is available on all digital platforms
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.
this is what IndieBandGuru.com wrote about on of our latest tracks:
Blues music never truly experienced the commercial and social boom Jazz music had in the twentieth century. Blues music was not far behind Jazz music in terms of prestige and relatability of the world’s melancholy during and after World War II. Although the genre is no longer a relatable force, with the exception of the Chicago scene, there are still musicians out there actively resurrecting the mourning souls of yesterday. One of those bands is ElectroBluesSociety, a duo with a prestigious amount of years before them. Before being a part of the Black and Tan Records label, bassist and drummer Jasper Mortier and guitarist Jan Mittendrop have held numerous years of experience in the European revival scene of Blues music. Although, it would be unfair to compare their style to that of Muddy Waters or any other Blues legend. Electrobluessociety describe their own style as a “range between Alan Romax to Roxy Music and from Charlie Parker to Led Zeppelin.” Their aim is on reviving the old-school sound with modern technology. It’s easy to understand that these two hold a good amount of musical depth in their blood and know how to utilize their strength. They’ve proven that with their latest single, ‘Be Allright.’ The single is as wavy as it is ambient. There’s not too much noise filtering in between notes. The patterned guitar strings are amplified when necessary and even used in reverb along with the other elements. The musical pattern is thoroughly cleansed, which drains out all the grittiness that typically consists of a live session, for better or for worse. The strings are definitely the highlight of the single. Dancing along with Mortier’s bass strings, Mittendrop’s guitar strings manage to coalesce with the bass strings perfectly. Both instruments manage to do this even when they’re traveling at their own pace. For its five-minute duration, the single shifts its pace and instrumental focal points. Mittendrop’s guitar strings take center stage, where each pluck booms and the pattern is carefully arranged. Mittendrop’s strings are placated by Mortier’s bass strings and the hollow moans that help transition each stage of the single’s arrangement. With these elements acting as the atlas stone of the track, these two manage to find their perfect Pythagorean formula. Filtering out all the filling noise that old-school revival songs tend to use, these two wanted to utilize technology as a way to enhance their art, not destroy it.
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 Black and Tan Records released
B&T 969 – ElectroBluesSociety feat Jan Hidding – All The Way Down
this is the third and last track from the recording session that we did in December 2017 with Cuban Heels singer Jan Hidding. The single is released today and avaialble on all the major download and streaming platforms. Here are the links to itunes, spotify and deezer
Dat de blues tegenwoordig ook, deels, via elektronische wijze tot je kan komen wordt hier bewezen door het Hollandse duo ElectroBluesSociety. Bestaand uit de ervaren blues rotten Jasper Mortier (drums, bas), die o.a. speelde bij Preston Shannon, Melvin Taylor en Monti Amundsen, en Jan Mittendorp (gitaar, electronica), die speelde bij o.a. Boo Boo Davis, Percy Strother en Roscoe Chenier. Op deze digitale single wordt het duo bijgestaan door Cuban Heels zanger Jan Hidding. De elektronica vind je in dit nummer voornamelijk terug in samples en elektro ritmes. Het nummer opent met de lome bas van Jasper Mortier met gesampelde (?) keyboards en zacht bonkend elektroritme. De galmende zang van Jan Hidding is daarna door het nummer heen te vinden in gesampelde vorm. Het nummer ontwikkelt zich langzaam tot een loom funky bluesnummer waarin de broeierige gitaar voor een haast swamprock gevoel zorgt. Een nummer met een hypnotiserend geluid dat zeker naar meer doet smaken. Deze digitale single is een fraai voorbeeld van een samenwerking tussen de blues en elektronica. Met een heel apart en pakkend resultaat als gevolg. Hopelijk volgt er binnenkort een volledig album en ik ben ook benieuwd of we dit duo ook ooit live als een complete band te zien gaan krijgen.