This is an album of songs that should have been a starting point to another stage in the excellent recording career of Janis Martin. Now it is a reminder of what a great talent Janis was and I am mighty pleased Rosie Flores had the strength to see the Blanco Sessions finally released.
The CD kicks off with two full on rockers, Ruth Brown’s ‘As Long As I’m Movin’ and the Ronnie Dawson inspired ‘Wham Bam Jam’. In between we get strollers in the shape of Dave Alvin’s ‘Long White Cadillac’ and Johnny O’Keefe’s ‘Wild One’, as well as Ballards. I could go on trying to describe this platter (Yes, you can get it in vinyl as well) in depth, but I suggest you just buy it and let the music do the talking.
Album is released on 18th September 2012 from Cow Island Music; you can check out song samples and pre-order at http://cowislandmusic.com/
Produced by Rosie Flores and Bobby Trimble Musicians Bobby Trimble – Drums Dave Biller – Guitars Beau Sample – Double Bass T Jarrod Bonta – Electric Piano (don’t panic the sound is OK)
Additional musicians; Sarah Brown (electric bass), Jonathan Doyle (tenor sax), Walter Daniels (harmonica) and Rosie Flores (rhythm guitar)
AS LONG AS I'M MOVING
WHAM BAM JAM
LONG WHITE CADILLAC
WILD ONE (REAL WILD CHILD)
IT'LL BE ME
FIND OUT WHAT'S HAPPENING
I BELIEVE WHAT YOU SAID
ROLL AROUND ROCKIN'
OH LONESOME ME
WALK SOFTLY ON THIS HEART OF MINE