"Globe Compilation 2000"
by Rhythmtown-Jive, The Christmas Jug Band, and more...
REVIEWS & QUOTES:
Blues On Stage
, mnblues.com, January, 2000
Le Monde au Blues, January, 2000:
"Vers : "Happy New Millenium" (Globe) (43:22)"
"Globe Compilation 2000 / Happy New Millennium" serves a double purpose: first it is a single, and second it is a compilation
sampler of the Globe Records roster of artists. The title track (and single) features several of the Globe
artists on a tune that has a Latin beat, and features the chorus sung in English, and spoken in nine
other languages. An edited take of the song opens the CD, but you have to wait until the end to hear
the full unexpurgated version.
The sampler features several different musical styles, with something for just about everybody, including
a number of tracks from the blues genre. As samplers go, it is pretty good stuff, and there are a couple
of bands that merit further investigation. In particular, Rhythmtown Jive, who serve up a honking sax
R&B tune called
Stream", and the laid back musings of the Christmas Jug Band (Big Boy Crudup's
His Red Wagon" and Frank Loesser's "What Are You Doin' New Year's Eve?") come out ahead of the
rest. Joe Goldmark also deserves special mention for doing a pedal(?) steel guitar version of the Beatles
Only Sleeping," whilst most amusing song title goes to
"First Bratwurst of Summer"
by the Germanic
sounding band called Those Darn Accordions!
Overall "Globe Compilation 2000" is something of a musical smorgasbord rather than a blues CD as such.
As a sampler it offers a useful insight into what Globe Records are up to. Most of the material sits in
fairly safe mainstream territory within its own particular style, so do not expect any exciting new fusions
of different styles. Good clean fun, nonetheless.
Vicki Wanless, WVMR, Dunmore. WV
Le titre le dit "Joyeux Millénaire", une collection sortie pour
célébrer le passage à l'an 2000 avec des artistes issus du vivier de la baie de
San Francisco. Deux versions du Happy New Millenium
réunissant des musiciens appartenant aux différents artistes du label Globe. L'une des
formations prometteuses de San Francisco, le Rhythmtown Jive,
plonge dans le rythme avec
titre très rock'n'roll, avec de puissants échanges entre le sax et le piano de
l'invité de luxe, Johnnie Johnson. Du zydeco californien pour suivre, "Mamou
Two-step" par Gator Beat, avec le piano à
bretelles en fusion! Le Christmas Jug Band lui , reprend le
his red wagon"
d'Arthur Crudup en swing jug!! Dans, ce groupe, des anciiens musiciens de Commander Cody,
Norton Buffalo, d'ailleurs le leader du Rhythmtown Jive, Tim Eschliman, faisait lui aussi partie de
ce groupe légendaire. Folk rock rythmé pour Solid Air
et "Little bird", une
bien jolie mélodie
champêtre avec des voix cristallines rappelant Richard et Linda Thompson. Frank Goldwasser,
alias Paris Slim, vient gratter de la slide avec bonheur sur son
"Molly's backyard girl".
se fait country, lorsqu'arrive la pedal steel de Joe Goldmark,
jouée de manière
très créative, sur une mélodie signée Lennon-McCartney,
sleeping". Vous l'avez deviné, beaucoup de
variétés, mais sans doute trop peu de blues à se mettre sous la dent.
"Great music and everything will definately be played."
Doug Leclair, Any Swing Goes, KPLR, San Diego, CA
Norman Davis, Midnight Flyer, KEGR, Pinellas Park, FL
"This is fun. Love Susie Davis! Thanks!"
Vicente Zumel, La Hora Del Blues,
Radio PICA, Barcelona, Spain
"They sound fresh, strong, and powerful"
Josh Gage, WSCL Web Radio, Bronxville, NY
"Would love to hear more of these artists!"
Walt Gander, WXPR, Rhinelander, WI
"Thanks, we'll use it!! Will play from entire CD!!"
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PRESS REVIEWS & QUOTES:
Web-Magazine, Vol. 2 / Issue 7
(One of) THE TOP 12 INDEPENDENT BANDS IN THE U.S.: RHYTHMTOWN-JIVE
Summer 1998 ,
Starting out this incredibly solid CD, is
"Kidd Jordan's Second Line". It
almost feels like Chubby Checker's, "Twist" in the
beginning but it evolves into a great party tune that's bouncing with piano licks, sax solos and a
foot-stomping rhythm section.
Undeniably, a world class dance tune that's sure to leave 'em wanting more!
"Take It Easy,
Baby": this is the first original tune on the
album written by Tim Eschliman (bass player and singer), who lends his lounge tenor to this cut.
Rahni Raines adds her great jazz
vocal inflections on this tune as well. A great original tune with that feel-good, contagious boogie
woogie sound. "Blues Hotel": in a
similar vain of Lou Ann Barton's "Te-Ni-Nee-Ni-Nu", this one really capture's the spirit
of R&B and adds a little attitude for fun. Love
it! "Headin' Home":
written by Johnnie Johnson and filled with sultry piano licks, this one
oozes with sensuality. A sure belly-rubbin'
Fine Day": the drum work is nothing short of a piece of art! The control, the
rhythmic variations, it's all there and it makes
for one dynamite sound.
"That Was Then, This Is Now": a blues harmonica lulls us into the back woods of
Mississippi. A classic presentation with all the
passion and fire and heartbreak that makes the blues so real and so human. A wonderful remake on a
Stream": a mix of
a up-tempo country beat and a boogie woogie playing style. A nice treat. "Johnnie's Idea":
this is pure mood music, baby. It takes you
into the hot summer nights without mercy and doesn't relent. The bass and the lead guitar work
together like Ginger and Fred on the dance
floor. The sounds dance around the eardrums, teasing to the point of ecstasy. Oh, keep on
playing!....."Twilight Blue": multi-layered
piano chords spice up this original. Excellent piano playing. "Somebody Told You" fun.
Drag": another Johnnie Johnson tune
that redefines R&B as we know it. Superb rhythmic execution at every turn. Just enough jazz
chords to add a vivacious variation. "Boogie
Woogie": look out people and stand back. Once people hear this cut, the floor will be packed to
full capacity. Energetic and full of "zip",
this one's a crowd pleaser.
IN SUMMARY: Rhythmtown-Jive is an extraordinary example of the vast amount of incredible indie
talent in the world today. They
are very talented musicians with a true sense of the music they play. Their songwriting fits their
individual sound and they seem to mesh
together so seamlessly. They are truly legends in the making.
(**Catfish Choice) The pianist behind every Chuck Berry song worth its salt,
Johnnie Johnson inspires a classy set from this Mill Valley, California, big band with a nice
New Orleans feel.
All Media Guide,
review from Cub Koda, AMG Expert.
Mick Skidmore, Relix Magazine,
"If you have been craving for some no-nonsense bopping, roots music,
On The Main Stem,
the third and best album by Rhythmtown-Jive, should be of interest. This eight-piece outfit
churns out infectious jump-swing, blues, R&R, soul and much more, all with verve and passion.
For seven of the album's dozen cuts, the group is joined by piano legend Johnnie Johnson
who adds a great solo to one of the album's most immediately pleasing cuts,
'Take It Easy, Baby.'
Other highlights are the swinging New OIreans groove of
Fine Day' and the sparser blues of
'That was Then, This is Now' which features some neat harmonica and slide and Tim Eschliman's
best vocal. Johnson also contributes several originals, the best of which is the
moody texture of 'Johnnies's Idea'."
May 1998, Southland Blues,
"Bay Area Blues Beat," Joseph Jordan © 1998
"BLUES BEAT CD OF THE MONTH:
Has just gotta be the new release by Marin
County all-stars, Rhythmtown-Jive, entitled, "On The Main Stem," which
prominently features their piano pal, Johnnie (Be Good) Johnson."
Bytes What's New", April, 1998, Bill Mitchell
A big band and lots of horns makes California's Rhythmtown-Jive a fun group to hear.
Throw in a guest appearance
by piano legend Johnnie Johnson, and you've got another tasty independent album, On The Main Stem
Records). "Johnnie's Idea" is a nice, slow blues featuring Johnson's stellar piano work and some nice
Stream" is a real hot instrumental.
Critical Review, June, 1998, Armand Canales
This is big music. A ton of musicians deliver a festival of
sound. What a surprise! Check this out. From
"Kidd Jordan's Second
Line" the fine opener, to "Take
It Easy, Baby" (5:20) we are treated to an aural party. As I
said, this is big music. A wall of many sounds makes for a treat.
"Blues Hotel" (4:02), "Headin'
Home" (5:28), and "Mighty
Fine Day" (5:00) make for dynamic listening. The last tune is an
upbeat, hot cut that will please blues and jazz fans.
The song "That Was Then, This Is Now" is strong blues. The
seventh track is called "Jet Stream" and at 3:48 it shows it is a
creative effort. Next comes "Johnnie's Idea" (5:42) a laid back
blues tune, with a super piano and a nice blend of instruments.
It is a nice long effort, with great soulful horn.
"Somebody Told You" (3:52) is a good
effort and the female lead vocal is a positive point.
Drag" (5:36) presents an interesting mood. We
close with the fiery "Boogie Woogie" (3:29) which makes a good
finisher. The album has some impressive playing--hot blues, and
more...really an orchestra of blues.'
Terry Hansen, Sonoma County Independent, June 24, 1998
"Their seasoned brew of R&B has seen two previous releases, but it's this album that
will hoist their recognition factor, with the effervescent presence of Chuck Berry's piano-man,
Johnnie Johnson, on seven of the 12 cuts. Still, it's very much the Jive's show as Johnson blends
seamlessly on original tunes (three by Johnson himself) and well-chosen covers, running the gamut
from jump and boogie to straight-ahead blues."
Springfield News Reader, March 29, 1998
* * * "Rhythmtown-Jive is a loose collection of San Francisco-area rockers and bluesmen.
On their third album, they continue a tradition of tasty covers and clever originals. On
seven of the dozen tracks they host Johnnie Johnson, known for his piano work on numerous
Chuck Berry classics.
Johnson weaves in and out of the songs, never overpowering the other players or showing off.
There's a nice, funky New Orleans beat to the slippery
"Take It Easy,"
with a laid-back vocal from bassist/producer Tim Eschliman and Rahni Raines.
Johnson shows off his prowess on instrumentals like the easygoing
languid "Johnnie's Idea" - which recalls the few blues pieces he did with Berry -
and glides through the strolling
Eschliman and the band fare nicely without Johnson. They sail through the charging
"Kidd Jordan's Second
and nasty blues of "That Was Then,
This Is Now." Johnson's name might help this release in areas where Rhythmtown-Jive have
never played, which will benefit both the band and any new fans."
Maria Bainer, c. March, 1998
"This album is full of delightful surprises. This third CD of Rhythmtown-Jive
is one of their best efforts to date. One delight is that keyboard maestro, Johnnie Johnson,
performs on seven of the twelve tracks. The energy level of the tunes is varied and great
which is a big item for holding one's interest. The band has matured greatly since their
Frank Rubolino, Cadence Vol 24 #8, August 1998
Having Johnnie Johnson on the album is very exciting. If you recall, Johnnie was the pianist for
four decades for Chuck Berry. But before that Johnnie had his own band. Now there's Johnnie with original
songs and his own marvelous flow over those keys. Just tune into his creations of 'Headin' Home,' the
wonderfully enveloping 'Johnnie's Idea,' and the mesmerizing instrumental, 'Slow Drag,' to hear
himself these days. Plus listen to the other four tracks he performs on which includes Pine Top Smith's'
Boogie Woogie,' 'Blues Hotel,' Take It Easy, Baby,' and the energized
Yes, there are other dimensions to the CD besides Johnnie. The general selection of songs is
diverse and exciting. To go from the fantastic, exuberant New Orleans energy of 'Mighty
Fine Day,' to acoustic blues in 'That Was Then, This is Now,' and to focus on some of the
energy between is no easy thing to accomplish. Yet this band did it.
Fine Day' is a
marvelous, euphoric song with New Orleans flair. In contrast, 'That Was Then, This is Now'
is a solid acoustic blues with Tim Eschliman at his best with clear vocals, Steve Freund
guesting on guitar, and Michael Peloquin on harmonica.
The songs with pianist, Caroline Dahl, guest vocalist, Rahni Raines, guest guitarist.
Anthony Paule, other guitarists, and the full New Orleans-style horn section also have their
'Kidd Jordan's Second Line'
is a cookin' New Orleans song. Dahl
shows off her fine keyboard playing as she also does in 'Twilight Blue.'
In all the tunes, the pianists,
guitarists, and horn section play prominent in-depth solos.
Tim Eschliman plays several leading roles in this album. He is the lead vocalist, often with soft,
gentle vocals that sometimes obscure the words. He also wrote or co-wrote six of the twelve tunes, He
produced the album and co-engineered it.
Rhythmtown-Jive outdid themselves to produce a top-notch CD. Guest, Johnnie Johnson is a
wonderful addition to the album. The group effectively backs Johnnie and presents their own creative
and refreshing style. The entertaining varied energy on the album and the high degree of musical talent
make this CD very desirable to have."
"The music on "On the Main Stem" is a combination of vocals and instrumentals designed
to show the audience a good time. Bass guitarist and vocalist Tim Eschliman is the ostensible leader
of Rhythmtown-Jive, an ensemble of varying proportions that plays a mixture of boogie-woogie, the
blues, early rock, and rhythm & blues. The band features, on seven selections, the honky-tonk
piano playing of guest artist Johnson whose style fits well with the party mood generated by the
Dahl's accordion playing gives "Mighty Fine Day" a Louisiana zydeco musical base.
Sudduth on tenor and Early on trombone do some note trading to complement the Mardi Gras mood. The
honking, barnyard tenor playing of Sudduth is central to "Jet Stream" as boogie-woogie
rhythms prevail. On "That Was Then and This Is Now" Peloquin's harmonica wails behind the
singing of Eschliman. The program is typically fast paced although the slow drag crops up
occasionally, and one tune is titled with that name. The pieces where Johnson performs have a
particularly rocking influence that propels the ensemble into a definite groove. Elsewhere, Dahl's
pounding piano tones support a similar mood along with a heavy back beat and the large sounding
ensemble. Eschliman is the lead vocalist on most tunes, but Raines takes over those duties on two
selections, including "Somebody Told You" with its R&B feel.
Although Rhythmtown-Jive is an amalgamation of many musical styles from the 1940s and 1950s,
their common denominator is the blues. The band seems most at home doing this form. It crops up on
most tunes as the core element of the compositions. As with the other two recordings in this review,
the performance is not designed to be a serious example of musical innovation. It is intended to put
you in a happy mood. All three just might do that if their style of playing is your musical niche.
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RADIO DJS' COMMENTS:
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- "What a great record and Johnnie is a perfect fit for the band. I've been playing it and will
play more in the future." - Holger Petersen, Canadian Broadcasting System; President,
Stony Plain Records, Edmonton, ALTA
"It's great that big blues is back and this band should step to the front. Pinetop will be
proud, give JJ his due"
- Duncan Holt, WMHB, Waterville, ME
"Enjoyable combo of New Orleans R&B, West Coast swing and slow blues. Johnnie
is wonderful. Great band."
- Bob Wilson, KDUR, Durango, CO
- "It'a a great CD & I've been playing it for weeks." - Sully Roddy, "All Kinds Of
Country," KYCY, San Francisco, CA
- "Solid CD, very enjoyable and fits right in with our programming" - Jason Misterka,
WXJM, Harrisonburg, PA
- "Impressive, good groove" - John Roths, KEOS, College Station, TX
- "Great crossover for airplay on both jazz and blues shows here" - Marty Scarbrough,
KASU-FM, Jonesboro, AR
- "A huge breath of fresh air. Very different and original. Great vocals & instrumentation."
- Phil Caudill, KOCV-FM, Midland, TX
- "I really like this and will play lots of it - thanks!" - Steve Curley, KMCQ, The
- "Diversity is greatest asset of this release" - Michael Seely, KUMD, Duluth, MN
- "Johnnie & Rhythmtown work well together." - Chuck Haddock, "Fish Fry" KCUR,
Kansas City, MO
- "Some great cuts with johnnie Johnson, some of his best with a band" - Harvey Stauffer,
WVPE, Elkhart, IN
- "Yowzah! Hot, hot hot! Great diversity - love Johnnies Johnson's piano licks - whole band
kicks blues ass!"
- Gary Reinhard, WITR, Buffalo, NY
- "Excellent album! One of the best new releases here."- David Shear,
WSIA, Staten Island, NY
- "Excellent ensemble playing - it swings!" - Maha Blues,
WRTN, Rochelle, NY
- "Delightful collection of roots music" - Ed Davis,
WUSB, Stonybrook, NY
- "Great upbeat band enhanced by Johnnie's keyboard work." - Laura &
Jeff Diamond, KDVS, Davis, CA
- "Excellent - bluesy & instrumental numbers were the best."- Eddie
Seal, KEDT, Corpus Christi, TX
- "First-rate blues; good Variety" - Mick Martin, KXJZ,
Antelope Valley, CA
- "Damn!!! Nuf' said!" - Chef Eddy, KLSR,
Fort Smith, AR
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PRESS REVIEWS & QUOTES:
"Analog Travelog" by
Don Elmore, Scope, Nov 95
"After the first listen you might be tempted to see if any of
these songs are Booker T and the MGs covers. Starting with the instrumental
'Magnatone', these guys are so cool they're, well, COOL. A complete set of
catchy, jivey, swinging tunes makes up Analog Travelog. The songs gain
appeal with each listen because there's a lot going on under the simple
musical surface. Sax, trombone, jazzy piano and some fine slide guitar
accompany the obvious instruments, with a resulting sound that WILL have your
fingers snapping. At times you feel a Little Feat kind of groove, but with
urban R&B seasoning instead of the Feat's southern spice. Song titles use the
terms funk, groove, and boogie woogie, and they're all here. Don't pass on
Steve Sarkoivsky, Victory Review
"Comprised of veteran R&B sideman, RJ comes out blazin' on their second
release. With a core group and a host of other guest artists, the rockin' and
swingin' that these guys lay down is traveling first class. Solid music skills
mixed with a variety of musical styles gives this CD some time on your player.
Much of the music has a nice groovin 'feel to it, not rushed and true to its
origins. Based in roots music, RJs performance of both originals and covers on
this CD work well together. Overall a strong performance, somewhat adventurous
and mixes their obvious talent with their strong musical interests. Nice project
of R&B, swing, funk and house rock blues music."
Ben "Jacobs", Pacific Sun
"...those Rhythmtown-Jive characters have put together a new CD at Mill
Valley's Globe Studios. Taken as a package, this band is a group to be reckoned
with, polished sidemen all around. Their Analog Travelog gets right to the point,
namely old-school rock 'n' roll, as plain and true to the music's roots as anyone
could ask. Jimmy Sanchez covers the drums, Stevie Gurr is on guitar, Steve Lucky
holds forth on piano, and Rob Sudduth handles the saxophones. Originals penned by
bassist/ring leader Tim Eschliman set the mood even before they start hauling out
the special guests. But keep that disc in the player... Meters drummer Ziggy
Modeliste takes things way down in a funky New Orleans direction for a couple of
tracks, Ed Early lends his touch on trombone, and Audie Delone turns up with just
the right organ riff at just the right moment for 'Jump Start Funk,' a very
Meters-leaning jam that spontaneously launched itself in the studio. That's where
Globe Studios proves itself once again-far from the sterile world of 96-track
all-digital monster consoles running at a hundred bucks a minute, we find a cozy
little analog room where musicians can get together, play some music, and make
themselves a damn good album."
Maria Bainer, January, 1995
"This American roots combo is comprised of talented San Francisco Bay Area musicians who
know how to raise the energy level on the dance floor. They perform forties and
fifties-inspired rhythm and blues, some jump blues, a boogie woogie, and a hefty
dose of New Orleans style music, with refreshing, not rehashed, arrangements. This
is their second CD. The album has several instrumentals as well as vocal numbers,
which is a nice contrast. The lead vocalist and producer, Tim Eschliman, wrote five
originals on the album, including three with their infectious New Orleans sound. !he
group plays many exciting, high-energy tunes with their own flair. Rob Sudduth, the
sax player, gets a workout playing rhythm as well as long, melodic solos. The few
slower tunes on the album have an interesting, easy, mellow flow to them. There are
several guests on the album, including drummer Ziggy Modeliste of the Meters. This
album presents the energizing essence of the R&B era of the forties and fifties and
the New Orleans sound in an exciting new way. It would be hard to resist dancing on
Stan Lawson, for the Sonoma County Blues Society,
Music for the Military
"...'Analog Travelog'...one of the 22 hottest blues-based albums you'll find anywhere."
S.E. Lee, iMpulse Music Journal, May 2,
"Long before there were distortion pedals, synthesizers, and kids
with nose-rings, there were the pioneers of the rock revolution. No, not The Doors
or Zeppelin, or even The Beatles. I'm talking about Bo Diddley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and
all the others who took what was then called 'black music' (which we now call rock
or R&B) and smacked mainstream America in the face with it. Rhythmtown-Jive is
smacking you again. 'Analog Travelog' takes you back to when cars were big, gas was
cheap, and Ozzie and Harriet were the model family. Okay, so maybe this type of
music will never find its way back in to the Top 40. That doesn't meant that it's no
good. This music makes me want to drag myself away from the pool table and out on to
the dance floor. And trust me, I don't dance. So, maybe it wouldn't be a pretty
sight, but with music like this, I think people would be more indulged in having a
good time than laughing at my lame dance moves. 'Analog Travelog' is a great look at
the past, but it's by no means just another boring reproduction of the same 'Golden
Oldies' you hear beat to death on the radio. The music is fresh, exciting, and well
aware of where it came from, but it's not afraid to break the cliched strain of
chord progressions and do-wop harmonies. It's almost as if these guys were destined
to play together. The vibe I get from listening to 'Analog Travelog' is one that
I've heard in only a few acts lately, whether indie or national. It's as if when
playing they have one brain and it's concentrated on doing only one thing -- playing
damn good music. They're like a five-man-one-man-band -- just give it a listen, and
you'll know exactly what I mean. Probably my favorite part of the entire recording
is Rob Sudduth's sax work, especially on tunes like 'Jump Start Funk,' which would
make someone like Boots Randolph stop and take a listen. The music is fun, exciting,
and it defines what was meant when people first started saying that the music
'rocks.' You can't help but have a good time when you listen to this recording,
especially when you know the members of Rhythmtown-Jive are having such a good time
playing it. You know, they say those who don't know history are damned to repeat it.
Well, the members of Rhythmtown-Jive know their history, so they're not repeating it
-- they're reviving it."
Paul Liberatore, Marin Independent
"Marin's Rhythmtown-Jive livens up the local scene once again
with its second album, 'Analog Travelog' on Mill Valley's Globe Records.
Rhythmtown-Jive takes the jump-swing - New Orleans rock - '40s R&B trend and runs
with it on 12 cuts, including seven fine originals and five interestingly obscure
covers. Led by bassist Tim Eschliman, this good-humored group of veteran sidemen can
play their tails off."
Bill Kisliuk, Jazz Now, June,1995
"Rhythmtown-Jive, led by bassist and singer Tim Eschliman is yet another
of the [San Francisco] Bay Area's thriving, jiving blues and boogie outfits. 'Analog
Travelog' mixes a second-line beat to a generally up-tempo set of twelve runes,
including pianist Steve Lucky's 'New Groove Unit,' and 'You Better Believe It,' one
of two selections from New Orleans's fifties chart-topper Paul Gayten. Guests on
board include New Orleanian percussion specialist Ziggy Modeliste and San Francisco
veteran keyboardman Kevin Zuffi. Rob Sudduth's husky tenor fits in nicely
throughout, and Stevie Gurr's growling guitar is the locomotion behind the
instrumental 'Magnatone,' named for the amplifier that creates the distinctive
The Internet Music Review Service (CDreviews.com)
"Ohhhhhh, bayyyyyyy-beeeeee . . . .
Ike's in the White House, Lucky's in your rolled-up sleeve, Brylcreem
keepin' your do doin', babe in the back of your ride and Dick Clark's
got no clue where the REAL music is.
But these boys do. See they got the word that it's in Bo Diddley's
backbeat and Chuck Berry's guitar bends. And they got theirs from the
boys in the smoky clubs making feet move between fights. And it works.
Go ahead, big man, keep your Cuban heels still when Jimmy Sanchez starts
tapping on "Jump Start Funk". Bet Dobie Gillis just don't get it when
Steve Lucky says "she got the money and I got the honey" in "Rich Woman".
It's time to Stroll when Rob Sudduth fires up his sax and Steve Gurr
pours guitar gas on it in "The Sweeper". Tim Eschliman takes you
downtown on slick vocals and bass in "You Better Believe It".
And you better believe it. Believe it or Five Guys Named Mo (what they
used to go by) will show you. And you're gonna like it.
Ohhhhh, bayyyy-beeeee . . . ."
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A Tribute To The R&B Vinyl Tradition:
PRESS REVIEWS & QUOTES:
Dan Ouellette, Tower
"...pays homage to the seminal Rhythm and Blues years in its livewire dance
music...upholds the R&B vinyl tradition with its debut..."
Larry Hollis, Cadence Magazine
"The cover alone is well worth the price. All experienced players
thoroughly grounded in the sometimes elusive ways to establish and maintain a smooth
groove...has all of the bases covered in the area of good time, jumping rhythm &
j. poet, The Daily Californian, UC
"...the energy and excitement of this here fine Lp, kicks in
with the jumpin' jive of 'Down at the Edge of Town' and never lets up."
Steve Stolder, Bam Magazine, Pleasant
" 'Retrogroove' is quite delightful...shoutin' and honkin'
jump-jive...a swingin' affair."
Blue Shadow, "Blue Notes", Sacramento
"...the powerhouse quintet, takes a cruise through New
Orleans-flavored r&b, Louis Jordan jump-swing and sensitive ballads with honking
sax, clean guitar and tinkling piano, proving that live excitement can be
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Kathleen Lawton, "Crazy 'Bout the
Blues", KCSM, San Mateo, CA
"An excellent record...and my favorite shade
Miles Jordan, "Blues People", KCHO,
Jazzbeau Collins, KSRO, KCSM, Santa
Rosa, San Mateo, CA
"You cats are all right! Yeah, handle yourselves
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