Thursday, April 14, 2016

Bongo Boy Records Backroom Blues Volume Two is going to Asia on 4.5.16 and will be avialable worldwide on 5.3.16

Bongo Boy Records Backroom Blues Volume Two is a 10 track digital album with 8 international Blues musicians that was released in Asia on April 5, 2016. This release will also made available worldwide, for download and streaming, on May 3, 2016. Backroom Blues Volume Two is the second album in the series that Bongo Boy Records launched earlier this year. Tailored to Independent recorded Blues music the series is inspired by the success of Bongo Boy Records Compilations Volume Series (open genre) in Asia. The genre specific series includes worldwide distribution including Asia and Africa as well as promotions on Television, Radio campaigns, Reviews, and lots more exposure. Bongo Boy Records is an independent record label owned and operated by music producer/songwriter Gar Francis and Monique Grimme, both active Grammy members and huge supporters of Independent music. Bongo Boy Records is also offering the Out Of The Garage compilation series, tailored to 60's Garage Rock including originals as well as covers.

Recently plans are made for a brand new series which opens opportunities for the 80's Big Hair Bands and their recorded music. For more information please go to or email the label at

Bongo Boy Records would like to introduce the 10 songs by 8 talented Blues musicians that you will find on Backroom Blues Volume Two. On May 3, 2016 this digital album will be available for downloads and streaming on iTunes, Amazon and many others Worldwide.

1. "Beg and Plead" - New Jersey native Jeanne Lozier has been on the New Jersey/New York City Blues scene for the last fifteen years. She has a Jazz, Blues and R&B influence and has been singing since she was a child. Her diva style vocals delivery are strongly noted on "Beg and Plead" which features Bernie Brausewetter on Guitar (RIP 2007), Big Nancy Swarbrick on the Harp, Glen Johnson on Drums, Tony Storm on Bass, Ed Haddad on B3 Organ and Gar Francis on Guitar and wrote this jewel of a Blues song for her.

2. "Shake Your Hips" - Rocket 88 - From Asbury Park, New Jersey, Rocket 88 is bursting back onto the scene after a self-imposed hiatus, Rocket 88 is once again ready to take the music scene by force. The Rocket is a virtual Tour De Force of bluesy, chops-laden, savage rock, ready and willing to kill at a moment's notice. Bringing us an awesome Slim Harpo cover "Shake Your Hips" is a true gem on this digital release.

3. "Wonder If" - RB3 The Red Bank Blues Band – From New Jersey shore a diversely talented group, featuring blues, R&B and classic soul. The band has steadily become an audience favorite over the past years throughout metropolitan New York City area. The band is bringing their original blues song "Wonder If".

4. "Nag Nag Nag" and 7."She Broke The Ten Commandments" - Blind Lemon Pledge - From San Francisco, California, singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer who plays a combination of blues classics, re-imagined rock/pop standards and crowd-pleasing originals. His sound has been described as "Muddy Waters meets Hoagy Carmichael meets Bob Dylan meets Randy Newman. As a producer and multi-instrumentalist, his albums are sophisticated and layered with Pledge supplying most of the instrumentation himself. Known for his eclectic and diverse styles and themes, with music ranging from hard core blues to jump jive to salsa to blues rock and more.

5. "So Tired (Goin' Home)" and 10. "Hollow Part 1" – From The UK, Trevor Sewell is a winner of 9 major awards in the U.S.A and 4 times nominated in the British Blues Awards. Sewell's music has not only been recorded recently by several American artists but is also featured on numerous major compilations alongside legendary artists such as Robert Johnson, B.B King, Howlin' Wolf, Bongo Boy Records Backroom Blues Volume One and now on Backroom Blues Volume Two.

6. "Broken" - Mike Daly & The Planets - From New Jersey, Mike Daly, the lead singer, is best known as the lead singer of New Jersey power-pop stalwarts Every Damn Day. His latest recording and performing ...project, Mike Daly & The Planets, is intended to feature an ever-evolving and revolving cast of musicians, which currently features Jim Van Sickle (bass/organ), Jim "Smitty" Smith (drums), and John Reynolds (lead guitar).

7. "She Broke The Ten Commandments" – Blind Lemon Pledge (see 4.)

8. "Good Time Charlie" - Laurie Ann & The SaddleTones. - From New Jersey, Miss Laurie Ann started writing songs at an early age and has developed an extensive collection of tight, well-crafted songs that tell stories of love, come and gone. She has been performing with her band, The SaddleTones, for several years now and the soon "Good Time Charlie" was recorded and mixed all analog, utilizing vintage recording equipment and techniques such as a RCA 44BX ribbon microphone, Otari MX70 8-track recorder, EMT model 140 plate reverb, and tape-to-tape slapback echo. It was recorded live in a "big room" setting to capture that vibe so prevalent in the recordings of the 50's, 60's, and early 70's.

9 "Pretty Baby" - Big Bone Daddy - From the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania fronted by Bill DeHart that started out as a drummer and trumpet player and fell in love with live music back in 1967. Started guitar lessons in 1968. He joined the band "Oasis" and soon had his own group "Dee Hart." They cut their first album "Some of us are losers" in 1979, and toured Northeast US & Canada for the next 16 years! In 1982 they took second place and won a spot on the Lehigh Valley's Miller Hi-life "Rock to Riches" album. The next year the band released a 45 rpm record, "Jolain Jolain". Now Bill is whipping Big Bone Daddy into shape with his smoking guitar work. We are stoked to have 2 songs on this release Backroom Blues Volume One. "Promised Land" and "All I Got To Say".

10. "Hollow Part 1" – Trevor Sewell (see 5.)

Official web page Backroom Blues Volume Two:

1. Beg and Plead – Jeanne Lozier 3:42
2. Shake Your Hips – Rocket 88 4:44
3. Wonder If – RB3 The Red Bank Blues Band 3:50
4. Nag Nag Nag - Blind Lemon Pledge 2:48
5. So Tired (Goin' Home) - Trevor Sewell 4:00
6. Broken – Mike Daly and The Planets 3:58
7. She Broke The Ten Commandments - Blind Lemon Pledge 3:08
8. Good Time Charlie – Miss Laurie Ann & The SaddleTones 3:40
9. Pretty Baby - Big Bone Daddy 2:54
10. Hollow Part 1 - Trevor Sewell 3:38

ASIA RELEASE: 4.5.16 | WORLDWIDE: 5.3.16 | UPC 685349938377 | ISRC: USPXQ

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