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Rude Notes Galore

by Dr. Joel Rudinow

Funky Americana . Roots . Rock'n'Roll . Rhythm & Blues . (like Little Feat)
Genre: Blues: Piano Blues
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1. Ethyl's Place
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2. Rock'n'Roll Dr.
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3. Walk On, Baby
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4. A Fool 4 Your Stockings
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5. On The Road Again
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6. The Skin They're In
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7. B Yusseff (Tiya Jes' Cain't Do't No Mo)
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8. Bio-Rhythms
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9. BluRumba DLux
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10. The Rag Picker
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11. Ripped Off Again
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12. For My Father, Who Gave Me The Moon
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Album Notes
San Francisco Bay Area sideman extraordinaire (Elvin Bishop Band, Gator Beat, Blue Collar Blues Band, etc.) steps out front with a set of Americana roots rock, New Orleans funk, and blues.

Dr. Joel Rudinow holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of British Columbia, and has taught the subject at Dartmouth College, Carleton University, The University of Western Ontario, Sonoma State University, and now at Santa Rosa Junior College, where he is Chair of Department.

Throughout his career he continues to moonlight on keyboards in American roots music bands - touring internationally with the Elvin Bishop Band, regionally with the cajun/Zydeco band Gator Beat, and gigging locally (in northern California) with the Michael Barclay Blues Band, Steve Gornall and the Blue Collar Blues Band, Bill Noteman and the Rockets, Detroit Disciples, (and others too unmentionable to enumerate).

He is the producer of the Evolution of the Blues Concert Series at Santa Rosa Junior College, now in its 13th successful year presenting a blues who's who - Otis Taylor, Elvin Bishop, Maria Muldaur, Roy Rogers, Norton Buffalo, Janiva Magness, Chris Cain, the Ford Brothers, and more.

On Rude Notes Galore, "the Doctor" is joined by the cream of the extra-rich northern California talent crop:

Harmonica Aces - Norton Buffalo and Bill Noteman.

Guitar Slingers - Ian Lamson (Elvin Bishop Band); Volker Strifler (Robben Ford and the Ford Blues Band); Dave Aguilar (Norton Buffalo & Friends); Michael Barclay, Sean Allen, and John Salz.

Bass Monsters - Evan Palmerston (Elvin Bishop Band and Cold Blood); Mona Gnader (Sammy Hagar's Waboritas); and Fred Campbell (New Riders of the Purple Sage and Kingfish).

Drummists and Percussioners - James Preston (Sons of Champlin); Paul Revelli (Angela Strehli Band); Kendrick Freeman (Allison Brown Band); and Mike Gutsch (the Aces).

The "Hot Air" Horns - Al Garth (Loggins & Messina and the Eagles); David Schrader (San Francisco Saxophone Quartet); Steve Long (Joe Louis Walker & the Boss Talkers); Rick Clifford (Pulsators); Roger Volz (the Dynatones); and Peter Welker (Cold Blood).

and the gospel group SoulJoy!

Eight of the CD's twelve tunes are Dr. Joel Rudinow originals, published by RudiNotes (BMI) and recorded here for the first time.


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Marijane Osborn

Loved it. I'm playing it over and over!
The short version says it all. I really liked this CD enormously and will probably give copies for Christmas.

Ann R Saetnan

I've got your cd on. For the third listen. Not that I don't have other cd's here. Just that it's GOOOD!

Przemek Draheim, Blues & Gospel Radio Host, Poland, www.blues.pl

Mature and fun music
Joel Rudinow has recorded an enjoyable album, no doubt about that. I like his interesting arrangements and a tight band. What also made me impressed is songwriting. Today most songs are about bullshit. He wants to express
something through his lyrics and that is very cool.

Rootstime (Belgium)

Americana, roots rock, and blues: How it really can and should be done!
One does not associate San Francisco particularly with Americana roots rock, New Orleans funk, and blues. Nevertheless Dr. Joel Rudinow understands these art forms well enough to present all of this in an overwhelming way. . . 'Rude Notes Galore' is a perfect illustration how it really can and should be done. A beautiful funky opener 'Ethyl's Place', the totally swinging 'Walk On Baby' and the all out rocker 'Rock'n'Roll Dr.' are delivered by Dr. Joel Rudinow & friends with irresistible enthusiasm. In these first three numbers all the musicians show their professionalism, but especially Rudinow who with his wonderful voice sets the tone for the album. The musicians mix influences of blues and funk in rock'n'roll songs with an originality that is absolutely obvious. Even blues leave no secrets hidden from this explosive group; they prove that in Elvin Bishop's 'The Skin They're In'. It is sometimes said that growing older enables one to start appreciating good things. 'Rude Notes Galore' is already a good example of that. If you like more than pure blues, check this out!

Tom Hyslop, Blues Revue

good-time effort, wry lyrics, enjoyable set
Keyboard ace Dr. Joel Rudinow has gathered key players from the Northern California scene to assist on Rude Notes Galore (Whassup Pussycat 0501), his first solo recording after years of working with Elvin Bishop and others. It's a good-time effort marked by wry lyrics ("Rock'n'Roll Doctor", "Bio-Rhythms") and a variety of styles. Worth singling out are "BluRumbaDeLux", a gorgeous instrumental with cool changes and Norton Buffalo on harp, the Southern-fried funk of "Ethyl's Place," Rudinow's stripped-down cover of ZZ Top's "Fool 4 Your Stockings," a take on Bishop's "The Skin They're In" featuring a rolling piano break and blistering guitar by Ian Lamson, and the crashing piano-drum duet "Ripped Off Again". An enjoyable set.

- Tom Hyslop in Blues Revue Issue # 99 (Apr/May '06)