Cash Box Kings :: I-94 Blues


Er is dezer dagen sprake van een heuse bluesrevival. Jonge jongens die geinspireerd zijn door de muziek zoals die gespeeld werd in de jaren 40 en 50 in Chicago door mannen als Muddy Waters. Een van de beste nieuwe bands zijn de Cash Box Kings die op hun cd I-94 Blues, naast veel eigen nummers ook twee keer Muddy coveren en onverwacht uit de hoek komen met hun versie van Jim Croce’s You Don’t Mess Around With Jim.

Plugged, unplugged, harmonica driven, piano driven, guitar driven, vocal driven, rhythm driven, The Cash Box Kings do it all – and on their Blue Bella Records debut, the core members of the band (Joe Nosek, Chris Boeger,Kenny Smith) have some mighty fine company joining them. Oscar Wilson shares vocal duties with Nosek (who wails on harp throughout). Also appearing are a few of the honorary “Kings” that regularly perform live with the band: drummer / percussionist Mark Haines, Jimmy Sutton on upright bass and backing vocals, Joel Paterson on guitar, Billy Flynn on guitar, mandolin and banjo, plus the one and only Barrelhouse Chuck on piano. The CashBox Kings are another sign the Chicago blues scene is alive and well. Between the multiple voices and stellar instrumental play, theres some tasty blues gumbo right here. Grab a spoon and enjoy.

1. Default Boogie
2. St. Paul Wintertime Blues
3. Hard Days Blues
4. Mellow Chick Swing
5. Country Boy
6. Hittin’ On My Baby
7. Ain’t No Fun When The Rabbit Got The Gun
8. I-94 Blues
9. You Don’t Mess Around With Jim
10. Fallin’ Down
11. Tried So Hard
12. Southern Belle
13. Quesdilla Boogie
14. Second Chance
15. Warm It Up To Me



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