Blues Jamboree Grab A Root An’ Growl Straight Shooter – SHOT 012
Blues Jamboree is a Scandinavian Blues Revue featuring some of the cream of the Scandinavian blues scene recorded live in a basement liquor store in Copenhagan. Not quite a Mississippi juke joint but the music is certainly worthy of anything recorded or played in one.
The line-up includes harmonica virtuoso Peter Nande and his recording partner guitarist Tim Lothar, with our own Paul Banks, Troels Jensen (piano), HP Lange, Rune Myhren and Svante Sjőblom playing some classic, mainly traditional, blues interspersed with a few fine originals.
The musicianship is top notch as the band open with Gus Cannon’s ‘Walk Right In’ which captures the purity and simplicity of jugband music replete with Jazz Gillum styled harp, piano and washtub bass with all of the group vocalising. Charley Jordan’s ‘Keep It Clean’ maintains that jugband feel with it’s infectious guitar and gin house piano – whilst ‘You’ve Got To Move’ has spiritual overtones with it’s haunting slide, mandolin, piano and wistful vocals.
Nande’s title track is a Harmanesque blues replete with lowdown greasy harp, rolling piano and “growled” vocals – Estes’ ‘Divin’ Duck Blues’ is delivered as a modern soulful blues replete with quirky mandolin and Chi-Town harp – Tampa red’s ‘You Can’t Get that stuff No More’ displays shades of Rice Miller, with Sonny and Brownie styled vocals, hot blues guitar and rocking piano – whilst Dylan’s ‘Buckets Of Rain’ is given a moody, jugband styled workout.
You’ll wish you had been there! Mick Rainsford
Walk Right In 00:00
Keep It Clean 00:00
You Gotta To Move 00:00
Grab A Root An' Growl 00:00
Know You Rider 00:00
Gin House Blues 00:00
Divin' Duck Blues 00:00
You Can't Get That Stuff No More 00:00
How Long, How Long Blues 00:00
Soul of a Man 00:00
Blood Of Jesus 00:00
Buckets of Rain 00:00
Paul Banks (vocal, guitar, mandolin) Troels Jensen (vocal, piano) H. P. Lange (vocal, guitar) Tim Lothar (vocal, guitar, percussion) Rune Myren (vocal, Harmonica, Cajon, Percussion) Peter Nande (vocal, harmonica, jug, jawharp, washtub bass, percussion) Svante Sjöblom (vocal, guitar, mandolin) Olav Poulsen (guitar) Mik Schack (washboard) David Larsson (cajon) Hugo Rasmussen (bass)