Ahead of the formal release of "So Long" by The Blues Band on Repertoire Records, I write to offer the band for interview, before the March 2022 release date. The track "Come On Give Me Some Blues" is the first single to be lifted from "So Long".
When The Blues Band got together in 1979, they caused a sensation that astonished both the group and the record industry. Fans flocked to hear Paul Jones, Tom McGuinness and friends playing R&B with all the enthusiasm inherited from their days together with Manfred Mann in the Sixties as Dave Kelly performed with the John Dummer Band, touring with and backing Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker (two tours) and Son House. The Blues Band's hits include Come On In, Find Yourself Another Fool, Nadine, Who's Right Who's Wrong, Come On In and Maggie's Farm, which reached number 22 in the UK charts.
For four decades, and over 20 albums later, The Blues Band has gone on to become acknowledged as being amongst the finest purveyors of rhythm & blues.
About The Release:
Repertoire Records is excited to announce the release of The Blues Band’s new, and final ever studio album – "So Long". Featuring vocals from Gary Fletcher, Paul Jones, Dave Kelly and Tom McGuinness along with performances from a host of famous faces on the blues scene, including boogie pianist Bob Hall (who also appeared on the band's debut album "The Official Bootleg); Zoot Money, Albert Lee and Steve Simpson. "So Long" offers 16 must-listen tracks for blues fans.
Comprised of a mixture of original songs written by the band members such as ‘Tough Times’, ‘Don’t Let It Be You’ and ‘Come On Give Me Some Blues’ and covers of classic rock and blues songs like ‘To Love Somebody (the Bee Gees penned song originally written for Otis Redding), and Hard Times Killing Floor, the Skip James song written in the 1930s, this album offers a fitting conclusion to the musical genius of a true Blues Band.
Release date: 4th March 2022.
Details to follow ...
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