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EAN: 19148514225
Bestellnr.: BP 5142
Preiscode: 349
CASH BOX KINGS
Holler And Stomp
BLIND PIG
"The word on the street is that The Cash Box Kings are the up and coming young guns of the Chicago blues scene, and with good reason. The music has the liveliness and energy that only roots music genius can provide." - Chicago Blues Guide
On their Blind Pig label debut, the Kings explore the various byways where traditional 'blues' and 'country' music intersect. They cover classic sides by Hank Williams, Sr., the Rolling Stones and Muddy Waters, seamlessly mixed with their own originals. Holler And Stomp is one of the freshest and most distinctive blues records in recent memory.
In 1990 at the age of 14, Joe Nosek moved to Chicago where he began to become exposed to the world of Chicago blues music. Every year in early June, he would camp out in Grant Park and catch nearly every minute of the three day Chicago Blues Festival. He also began sneaking into Chicago blues bars to see blues legends like Jr. Wells, James Cotton, Otis Rush, Jimmy Rogers, and Willie Dixon. Inspired by these bluesmen, Nosek took up the guitar and harmonica and began immersing himself in the great Chess, Cobra, and Vee-Jay blues recording of the 1940's and 50's. By his early twenties he began sharing the stage blowing harmonica with blues and R&B masters like Clyde "the Funky Drummer" Stubblefield, Luther Allison, and Casey Jones.
In his mid-twenties, Nosek started the Cash Box K ings with Travis Koopman, Chris Boeger, Todd Cambio and Kenny 'Beedy Eyes' Smith. The band set forth to carry on the spirit of the 1940's and 1950's post-war blues sound of Chess Records and Sun Records luminaries such as Little Walter, Muddy Waters, the Howlin' Wolf as well as lesser known artists such as Robert Nighthawk, Eddie Taylor, and Robert Lockwood. The Cash Box Kings also began delving into the Mississippi Delta sounds of blues men like Charley Patton, Son House, Fred McDowell and R.L. Burnside. The Kings started rounding off their musical offerings with a healthy dose of original music that captures the essence of the Memphis and Chicago blues sounds of the 40's and 50's.
In 2006, Oscar Wilson joined up with the CBKs. An unappreciated gem from the Southside of Chicago, Oscar "43rd Street" Wilson is part Muddy Waters, part Cedric the Entertainer and a true crowd igniter. Standing over 6'3" tall and weighing over 300 pounds, this larger-than-life front man carries on in the tradition of the great Chicago bluesmen like the Howlin' Wolf, Jimmy Rogers, and Muddy Waters.
The addition of Wilson to the Cash Box Kings lineup only intensifies the Kings' musical connection with the great postwar Chicago blues sounds of the 1940's and 50's. There are few other front men today who can work a crowd quite like Wilson. His huge physical presence, his incredibly powerful and expressive voice, and his authentic, colorful, humorous, and dynamic stage performances are guaranteed to whip any audience into a frenzy. "Playing with the Kings has been the thrill of a lifetime for me! I'm really grateful to be making music with such accomplished young musicians," says Wilson.
Although the lineup has changed over the last ten years, the Cash Box Kings are still anchored by Joe Nosek, Oscar Wilson, and Kenny 'Beedy Eyes' Smith. Son of the legendary Willie "Big Eyes" Smith (Muddy Waters' drummer from 1968-1981), Kenny first performed with Muddy Waters at age 7. Nicknamed the "human-metronome," Kenny is arguably the best and most in-demand blues drummer in the world. "Beedy Eyes" is a natural at laying down the nasty, back street shuffles he learned at his father's feet. The band is now joined by a rotating cast of newly crowned Kings including Billy Flynn (guitar, mandolin, vocals, harmonica), Joel Paterson (guitar and vocals), Jimmy Sutton (upright bass and vocals), Brad Ber (upright bass and vocals), Mark Haines (drums), and Chris Boeger (bass). Barrelhouse Chuck, piano and vocals, also regularly performs with the group.
The CBKs were awarded the 2010 Blues Blast Music Magazine "Sean Costello Rising Star" Award and are regular headliners at Chicago venues like Buddy Guy's, Rosa's Lounge, Nick's and Smoke Daddy. They have played several successful European tours and have headlined Euro festivals like the Lucerne Blues Festival and the Hondarribia Blues Festival. They have also performed several times at the Chicago Blues Festival. Their last two CDs, "I-94 Blues" and "Cuttin' Heads Live", both spent three consecutive months in the Top Ten of the Living Blues U.S. Radio Charts. The CBKs have also performed and collaborated with Chicago blues giants like Hubert Sumlin, Buddy Guy, Willie 'Big Eyes' Smith, Billy Boy Arnold, and Lurrie Bell. Described as the "Young Turks" of the Chicago blues scene, the Cash Box Kings' recordings and live performances have earned them rave reviews on both sides of the Atlantic.
On "Holler And Stomp," the Kings Blind Pig label debut, they've put together a batch of songs that capture the various byways where traditional 'blues' and 'country' music intersect. They cover Ray Sharpe (dubbed in his heyday as "the greatest white-sounding black dude ever") with his own style of rockin' bluesa-billy ("Oh My Baby's Gone") and Hank Williams Sr. singing about the 'blues' ("Blues Come Around"). They take a swipe at a country fried number ("Off The Hook") by a group of Brits who named themselves after a Muddy Waters' blues song (the Rolling Stones) and also lay down their own version of a 'country blues' song that Muddy brought with him to Chicago and recorded with a new urban electric sound for Chess Records in 1948 ("Feel Like Going Home"). The rest of the originals and covers on this album have these same underpinnings, thematically and/or musically, making "Holler And Stomp" one of the freshest and most distinctive blues records in recent memory.

Einzeltitel:

  1. Holler & Stomp 3:47
  2. That's My Gal 3:33
  3. Off The Hook 2:51
  4. Feel Like Going Home 3:45
  5. Fraulein On Paulina 4:07
  6. Hayseed Strut 3:25
  7. Katie Mae 2:59
  8. Sara 3:49
  9. Barnyard Pimp 3:16
  10. Oh My Baby's Gone 3:21
  11. Blues Come Around 2:19
  12. Tribute To The Black Lone Ranger 3:31



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