Izzy Cox | Love Letters from the Electric Chair

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Love Letters from the Electric Chair

by Izzy Cox

This is a eclectic mix and unique style of western swing meets pychobilly, keeping in the tradition of murder ballad styles we are excited to present you the queen of voodoobilly Jazz.
Genre: Rock: Rockabilly
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1. Crystal Ball 78
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2. Devil Devil
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3. Electric Chair
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4. Killer From Hawaii
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5. It Must Be Love
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6. Daddy
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7. Burn Your Bed
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8. Buried Heart
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9. Lazy Feista
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10. Amores Diablo
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11. Belle Gunness
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13. Lyin Eyes, Cheating Heart
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Izzy Cox ........is an anarchist crooner
she has coined the style Voodoobilly
Jazz as her own;
Influenced by old movie soundtracks,
Old time bar room blues and country singers.
Her lyrics are like diary entries..
Stories of serial killers, buckaroo cowboys,
snake handlers and sports of nature .
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She had a unusual childhood, for the
formative years of her life she would
live part of her years in rural texas, and
then in french canadian montreal.
Throughout her moving around she was
part of a religious organization where
she played in marching bands.
At the age of twelve she found
the traveling bug, she lived and worked
in horse racing tracks, traveled with circuses
and took part of many early punk rock mosh pits..
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All by the age of sixteen..
At sixteen she released her
first two tape track recordings..
And has never turned back..
Till she was 27 years she was involved with a
leading and progressive musical movement
in montreal putting out 10 records and
playing 4-6 night a week... and her peers
consisted of ..Godspeed! you black..,
Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Arcade of fire,
The Dears, The unicorns..basically the top 20
of independent music today..
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After a 15 year career in the East Coast
She caught a Greyhound to Hollywood
California...
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At a backyard vegan barbeque hootenanny in
silverlake, she met guitar player Billy Pitman, who, up to
that time had played with pretty much everybody he would
want to (Jimmie Vaughan, Hubert Sumlin, Janis
Martin, Gatemouth Brown, LouAnn Barton, Billy Gibbons,
Brian from KIX, Rev. Horton Heat, Eric Clapton,
and the list goes on)except for Izzy after
seeing her solo set.
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After only five years she put out four albums
and has opened up for and counts among her peers
Wayne Hancock, Jr Brown,Jack White, Candye Kane,
Big Sandy and the Fly Rite boys,Devil Doll and
Soda and his million piece band,The Jim Rose Circus,
and counts among her fans Todd the Surfer,
Gene Autry and Rick Rubin who apparently dug her
stripped down sound from live
appearances on college radio stations.
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She has dedicated her life to touring & playing music & writing songs about her experiences...
and would like to play
your venue, wedding, house party, death march etc....
And here as a few words from
Izzy Cox..

"Some people have cars, some people have houses
hell some folks are married...but thats all the same to me as long I have my guitar and my songs..."
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Thank you
Sincerely
XXXXXXXXXX
OOOOOOOOOO
Izzy Cox

Please enjoy this 13 album called love letters from the electric chair...


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funkyj

wonderful
Awesome album. xoxox

Captain Umentionable

STARTLING ORIGINALITY
I was given this CD by a friend who knows I like unusual music. I was skeptical; it's been a hard year and I didn't want to slog through another badly produced amateur record. I put the CD aside and didn't listen to it for a few days. The downside of the digital age is: everybody can cut a damned record. The upside is: sometimes that record was cut by a genuine talent who crafts an aggressively individual experience. When I put this CD in my Mac, I had to stop what I was doing and immerse in the jangly, outlandish songs. ¶ Cox's sound on this CD is frank and a little raw. The mix of guitars &c is way fun to hear: the playing is tight and slightly drunken. It sounds like a C&W band going down the rabbit hole (‘Drink Me!’). Cox's lyrics are—well, they're a bit disturbing, featuring as they do a preoccupation with female anger, tenderness & the concomitant lust for freedom. They're intelligent and frequently funny. ¶ But what got me was her singing: this woman has no fear, vocally. She opens a song straightforwardly, favoring the lyric, then builds to a reckless confessional heat. She stretches her husky voice to its limit in one phrase, reins it softly in the next. Cox could succeed solely as a nightclub singer, doing covers—in Paris, say, before the Germans invaded . . . but she's completely modern in her willingness to crack a verse open with notes that reek of whiskey and smoke and sour drugs. ¶ I was fascinated by her voice. My wife came in my office as the CD played; we sat together and listened. 'Who is that?' she asked. 'Izzy Cox,' I said. 'Wow,' she said, & turned the CD cover over in her hands, as if trying to divine from the graphic if it was the lost recording of a Weimar chanteuse on her last legs, or something more modern, sexier, more raw. I’ve listened to ‘Love Letters from the Electric Chair’ a number of times in the weeks since, I have to say: I think it’s a lot of both. ¶ Wow, indeed.

krossie

nice!
Just downloaded completely savage lyrically and musically - lovely stuff

kpx

canada.com

incredible
truely original music---fantastic

Kyle Markley

In a day and age when more and more people seem content with what ever crap the
My primary complaint about most of the music that comes out is it doesn't have a unique sound.Nothing about it stands out or grab you.That's not to say its awful. Some of it's perfectly mediocre. But who wants perfectly mediocre? Ok, 35 million American Idol veiwers might. But for me, life's to short to listen to boring, mediocre crap.

That's why I'am a huge fan of Izzy Cox. On her album Love Letters from the Electric Chair, she displays the rarest of all musical gifts: a unique, original voice. Influenced by all the greats Billie Holiday to Nina Simone, from Ella Fitzgerald to Patsy Cline, she puts her own original spin on it all. She calls it Voodoobilly Jazz, a mix of bar room blues and jazz standards with a country vibe -dark, twisted tales oflove and hate, death, loneliness, betryal. Oh, and the occasional serial killer. You know - happy shit.

My personal favorite tracks are "Crystal Ball 78" and "It Must Be Love." These have the most country influence on them, which is odd for me, because I'am generally allergic to anything country that isn't by a guy named Willie or a guy named Johnny. But somehow she make it work.

In a day and age wen more and more people seem content with whatever crap the record companies throw at them, it's refreshing to see a real artist out there. Izzy is singing these songs because she has to. It's like breathing or eating. And that's why her songs will stay with you long after the album is over.

Do yourself a favor- check out Love Letters from the Electric Chair.