the Cadillac Jack Revue began in 1994,
and has been Seattles hardest rockin Americana-Blues band ever since.
We have been in and out of the public eye,
and are now returning to the scene with a new CD of road and bar tested tunes.
These songs have been played in every bar and tavern in Seattle.
Listen to our CD, that includes 3 tracks featuring Janiva Magness and her road band:
(Dave Kidda –drums Rick Reed –Bass Red Young- organ George Friend- Guitar).
"The Beat Goes On": available on cdbaby, iTunes and Amazon.com The opening tune “Cadillac Shuffle” has been played at every gig for the last 20 years.
With the exception of the 2 Percy Mayfield tunes,
Baby Please and Strange Things (both feature Janiva singing).
All the songs are originals written by myself and a co-writer.
“The Beat Goes On” was re-written by myself and a co-writer,
and had to be approved by the Bono family before it could released .
Yes, They liked it! A lot!
“Down at the New Orleans” was written for Gaye and Jimmy of the New Orleans Creole Restaurant,
( she gave us our first gig in 1994)
and was also my first gig for my very first band in Seattle-
Fortunately Gaye got to hear the song before her passing. She loved it. “Guitar Man” was written in Honor of Albert Collins,
who I have always felt was the best of all the blues guitarists. “The Stomp” was written as a tribute to Freddie King.
It’s safe to say we are a blues based band, but we represent almost all forms of American music. I was weaned on the Blues, watching acts like Muddy Waters ,
Albert King and John Lee Hooker play at the Ash Grove in Los Angeles,
in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. I am no stranger to 12 bar blues. After studying music at the Dick Grove Music School, I wanted to add the blues to other forms of American music .
The CD you have before you, is that.
“The Beat Goes On” by the Cadillac Jack Revue is a melting pot of the blue’s influence on American music.
A meld of Americana.
We hope you enjoy.
Jack Becker/ CadillacJackRevue@hotmail.com