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'GOING TO CHICAGO' , feat. Eddy
'The Chief' Clearwater, Ronnie
Baker Brooks & Ana
Popovic. OUT NOW !
26 years, 11 albums and an unimaginable
number of blistering shows, the Juke Joints,
masters of rock rollin' blues, have succeeded
in stretching their limits with undoubtedly
their best and most diverse album so far.
Juke Joints leadsinger/drummer Peter Kempe
visited the 2008 Chicago Blues Festival,
he was so impressed with Eddy "The
Chief" Clearwater's performance there,
that he simply had to have a word with
him after his show. This resulted in an
invitation to their Kwadendamme Blues
Festival in 2009. Eddy fired on all cylinders
and The Juke Joints excelled as his backing
band. This cooperation led to mutual enthusiasm,
more shows around Europe and the determination
to record together as soon as possible.
contact with Eddy Clearwater, whose latest
(Alligator Records) album 'West Side Strut'
was recorded in the Rax Trax Studios with
renowned producer Ronnie Baker Brooks,
opened up the doors to that same studio
for The Juke Joints and in June 2010 they
made the long-awaited trip to the home
of the blues, Chicago.
There they recorded what surely must be
The Juke Joints' magnum opus, with a collection
of songs that of course includes plenty
of the high energy rhythm 'n' blues, and
shuffles and boogies that have earned
them so much praise. However, there are
also ventures up, until now, un-trodden
out tracks include "Stax Sound",
which has that inimitable Stax soul groove
that Peter Kempe experienced when visiting
Stax studio. There is a heartbreaking
ballad, "Goodbye Baby", with
some beautiful acoustic guitar and driven
on by a massive Hammond organ sound, a
track that will no doubt enthuse large,
lighter-toting audiences. Guitarist Michel
Staat shows his wizardry in the enthralling
slow blues "Bad Bad Feeling"
and "Strollin' Down Lincoln Av."
is a jazzy instrumental, highlighting
Sonnyboy van den Broek's awesome talents
on the chromatic harp.
Female blues guitar slinger Ana Popovic
shines on slide on "Make A Stand"
which evokes fond memories of John Lee
Hooker. Absolutely top-notch is the closing
track "Going To Chicago", penned
by Ronnie Baker Brooks especially for
this album, with Eddy Clearwater really
letting loose on electric guitar. Producer
Ronnie Baker Brooks belts out some great
guitar solos here as well, and provides
solid support on vocals and rhythm guitar.
highly diverse album it has become indeed,
which is to be released worldwide and
which should win The Juke Joints global
recognition as one of the most energetic
rock rollin' blues bands around.
Juke Joints shared stages stages with
the best that blues has to offer :
Kim Wilson Band, Buddy Guy, Little Charlie
& the Nightcats, The Paladins, Walter
Trout, Rod Piazza & the Mighty Flyers,
The Nighthawks, Jim Shuler, Van Morrison,
Bonnie Raitt, George Thorogood , Roomful
of Blues, Eddy 'The Chief' Clearwater,
Joe Bonamassa , Johnny Winter........
Peter Kempe - Lead Vocals , Drums
Michel Staat - Guitar
Sonnyboy vd Broek - Harmonica, Vocals
Derk Korpershoek - Bass, Vocals
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