Verbouwen. In de Hofstad. In de Helleense Republiek. Halen we wat bij de doe-het-zelf zaak om de hoek? Karretje en laden maar. Zelf zagen. Verf mengen. Arbeidsvitaminen op de transistor. Saucijzenbroodje en koffie tussen de middag. Of besteden we het uit? Prijzen opvragen. Vergunning? Dat regelt mijn moeder wel. Springerige accenten van de basklarinet. De staande bas plamuurt. De cimbalom werkt sierlijk af.
LUCKY PETERSON The Son Of A Bluesman Released: June 9, 2014
1. Blues In My Blood 2. Funky Broadway 3. Nana Jarnell 4. I Pity The Fool 5. Boogie-Woogie Blues Joint Party 6. I’m Still Here 7. The Son Of A Bluesman 8. I Can See Clearly Now 9. Joy 10. You Lucky Dog 11. I’m Still Here (Gospel)
Lucky Peterson (vocals, guitar, organ), Tamara Peterson (vocals), Shawn Kellerman (guitar), Remon Hearn (keyboards), Timothy Waites (bass), Raul Valdes (drums), Bill Eden (sax), Chris Curiel (trumpet), Calvin Sexton (trombone), Faith Jefferson Houston, Bahiyyahn Stovall Moss, Lashonda Reese, Gregg Smith (backing vocals)
One of the founding fathers of Afro-beat Tony Allen has brought us a new song, Go Back. Not all by himself though. Collaborating with Damon Albarn who’s currently in the middle of an expansive tour to promote his solo debut studio album Everyday Robots, they created a lightly swinging tune. So turn up your speakers and have a listen to Go Back.
“Lucky Peterson makes blistering electric blues, rockish and soulful and sometimes laced with funk and gospel. He’s a great singer, an amazing guitarist, and a very good organist. On this album he offers a bunch of original tunes as well as covers of songs by Bobby “Blue” Bland (“I Pity the Fool”), Wilson Pickett (“Funky Broadway”) and Johnny Nash (the evergreen “I Can See Clearly Now”), and he makes all of it sound like his own. If your patrons have a taste for meat-and-potatoes blues, then serve them this one.”—July 2014 | CD HotList
In case you’re not up on your Creole lingo, La La is synonymous with zydeco — a musical blend of Cajun music, blues, and rhythm and blues. It’s also what you call a party where musicians jam on a little of everything.
"The old folks used to call it a La La," said C.J. Chenier, one of the artists performing at this year’s North Atlantic Blues Festival in Rockland. "Now people say we’re going to a zydeco. When you go to a La La, you’ll hear a lot of different stuff."
…Now Chenier has no problem throwing in any ingredient into his music or living up to his royal Creole pedigree. A funked-up Tom Waits’ song might surface. Some east Texas blues or smooth jazz could bubble up.
"I like variety," said Chenier, who also plays the flute and keyboard along with the sax and squeezebox. "I don’t like to contain myself. I feel a whole lot better when I can be free."