Artist: The Wild Bluesmen
Title Of Album: Homecoming
Year Of Release: 2014
Genre: Piano Blues, Boogie
Label: United Sounds
Quality: 320 kbps, 44.1 Khz
Total Time: 58:19
Total Size: 137 Mb
01. It Takes A Man (3:23)
02. Boogie In The Barrelhouse (4:02)
03. Lord Help Me (3:48)
04. Without You (5:51)
05. Whole Lotta Love (4:24)
06. Hurry, Hurry, Hurry (3:41)
07. Sugar Coated Daddy (3:54)
08. I'm Gonna Love You Baby (3:39)
09. Hey Baby (4:29)
10. Get Down On Your Knees & Pray (4:14)
11. Someone Tonight (5:14)
12. Groovy Little Mama (2:51)
13. No One But Thee (4:47)
14. Yo! (3:55)
Steve ?Big Man? Clayton- Piano / Vocal
Peter Schneider - Guitar / Harmonica
Uli Lehmann - Double Bass
Oskar Poehnl - Drums
The CD ?Homecoming? presents 13 original songs from Steve Clayton in the classic blues, boogie, & juke-joint sound plus a cover version of the Led Zeppelin hit ?Whole Lotta Love? with an exiting ?new? arrangement.
This is blues and boogie piano at its best, and with the help of Germany?s top blues rhythm section and Schneider?s unmistakable guitar and harmonica solos, Clayton, with his superb blues voice, really tells his story.
Recorded the ?old way?, you could easily think you were sitting in on an early Ray Charles or Charles Brown session.
The Recording Session:
In July 2014, the Munich guitarist Peter Schneider and his allies Uli Lehmann and Oskar Poehnl, dropped in to Steve "big man" Clayton's house in southern Germany.
They were armed with guitars, a double bass, drums, amplifiers, blues harps and Peter's mobile recording studio consisting of expensive microphones, stands of every size and a mixer.
Hundreds of meters of cable were laid, but Steve still managed to find a way through to the music room where he could play on the same piano on which he had composed the songs.
The guitar amp was placed in the bathroom, Uli set up his bass and amp in the hall just outside the music room where Oskar had set up his drums, opposite the piano, separated by a mattress.
Steve counted in, and Clayton's house turned into a Barrelhouse, Juke joint, Church or an after hours blues club depending on what song was being played.
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