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The Reason

by BDL

This original album is a wonderful blend of musical styles and genres, from swampy blues with electric guitars, saxophone and B3 organ, to country and cajun with fiddles and accordion, to 60s psychedelic with flute and sitar.
Genre: Blues: Slide Guitar Blues
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1. Back to Memphis
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2. Sue Ann
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3. Feeling Blue
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4. Let's Take a Ride
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5. Looking for My Baby
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6. She's the Reason (I Love to Play the Blues)
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7. Killing Time
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8. Going Out Tonight
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9. Neptune City Blues
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10. Fat City Blues
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11. Hey, Hey
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12. Rose Marie
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Album Notes
Hi Folks, BDL here, aka Big Daddy Lee. This album is my first solo release and it is a culmination of a lifetime of enjoying and making music. My first band played Stones and Animals covers in the 60’s. In the 70’s I got into country, bluegrass and swing, and in the 80’s I rediscovered my blues roots by delving into the classic recordings of Wolf, Muddy, Albert and B.B. and many other blues artists from the delta, Texas and Chicago. I have found that the blues well is very deep and very refreshing. I never tire of listening to these musical masters, who changed the whole landscape of popular music without most of us knowing it. PLEASE LISTEN RESPONSIBLY.

Produced by Lee Hollowell

Recorded at Coupe Studios in Boulder, CO and Great Divide Studio in Aspen, CO

Recording engineers: Jason McDaniel, John McVey, and Ryan White at Coupe Studios

Mixing engineer: Jamie Rosenberg at Great Divide Studio

Mastered by David Glasser at Airshow Mastering

All music and lyrics by Lee Hollowell copyright protected

All songs property of HARD TIME PUBLISHING


Lee Hollowell lead vocals, guitar, bass, electric sitar
David Hill guitar, slide guitar, resonator guitar, backup vocals
Billy Miller bass (first session)
Steve Ivey drums (second session)
Chris Engleman bass (second session)
Bernie Mysior bass (second session)
Eric Moon piano, keyboards, accordion
Jon Stewart saxophone
Sean Hopper B3, keyboards
Tim O’ Brien fiddle, mandolin
Sally Van Meter dobro, lap steel
Roxane Webster flute, backup vocals
John Michel drums, backup vocals (third session)
Daniel Shaw harmonica
Michael Jude bass, backup vocals (third session)
Melissa Gabossi backup vocals
Marguerite Juenemann backup vocals


Dave Hill for his positive energy, musical prowess, and physical support.
Billy for helping to work out the arrangements and sticking with me.
Daniel Sadowsky for all his encouragement and efforts.
Ryan, Meriku, Mel, Jason and all the great folks at Coupe Studios who try to make the process as painless as possible.
Jamie Rosenberg for his tireless ears and meticulous nature.
Jimmy Yeager for his incredible support of the band over the years.
Steve Mesple’ and Wildwood Guitars for his great advice and great guitars.
My beautiful wife, Ruth, for being such a great person and partner.
Fannie Mae for always waiting up for me.


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Chris Burkholder

The Reason
Love it Lee !!!!

Mark Nabors

Keep it up!
Very good job! Reminds me of sitting on the second level at the Rum Boogie Cafe, 2nd and Beale Street, Memphis, TN, and listen to local talent. Keep it up!!!!