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The recordings below were made on two separate nights in two separate venues.
Blues Place in Colonial Heights, VA 5/2/08 - This was a new venue for the blues as they had only been opened 18 days when we first visited them so we didn't know what to expect but what we got was a great crowd and a great venue to play. The recordings were made with a field recorder so it picks up a lot of crowd noise. Also this was a semi outdoor stage, we were on a covered deck with open windows so you may hear some traffic in the background.
Capital Ale House in Downtown Richmond 6/13/08 - Part of the Brews and Blues series. This was recorded straight off the sound board so we got a pretty good recording. Also Forrest Mc Donald sat in with us during the second half and the place went nuts. If you don't know who he is check out his web page and read his lengthy history.
16 Tons - (Cap Ale) Yeah even Ol' Tennessee Ernie Ford got the working mans blues. Though it is not thought of as a blues standard we felt like it needed to be done.
I Believe To My Soul - (Cap Ale) Ray Charles was an Rhythm and Blues cat bet to me he was heavy on the blues with lots of rhythm and soul. Frank does a great job with this one. Don't Start Me Talking - (Cap Ale) Here we cover the Climax Blues Band. It's an upbeat tale of a beat down and Jeff does the singing. Another crowd pleaser.
Lil' Red Rooster - (Cap Ale) - Willie Dixon Wrote it, Howling Wolf recorded it and now Back Alley HooDoo has the crowds barking and howling along. Take a listen and join in. Forrest Mc Donald sits in on this one.
Mean Ol' World - (Cap Ale) Little Walter made this one famous and has been covered by everybody including Forrest Mc Donald, who just happens to be sitting in with us on this one.
Stormy Monday Blues - (Cap Ale) Another classic and another tune where Forrest provided the tasty guitar licks. John and Frank share the vocals on this one.
High And Lonesome - (Blues Place) A Jimmy Reed cover that rocks. John sings and everyone else just has a good time including the crowd at Blues Place.
Feels Like Rain - (Blues Place) John Hiatt wrote this beautiful piece of music and it has been covered by a lot of people in a very short time. As sweet as it gets.
Whiskey and Water - (Demo) This is a HooDoo
original with some country, blues and rock flavors and some slide guitar to
boot. We are still refining this one.
The Thrill Is Gone
- (Cap Ale) Johnny Lee Long on
vocals, Lorenzo Brown on sax, Frank Brewer on keyboards, Jack Mace on guitar,
Jeff Hansen on drums and Rick Rae on bass
(All MP3's are 96 KBps downsamples from digital source)
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