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Chase Away Your Blues

by JTBlues

Old-school Barrelhouse & Boogie-Woogie meet contemporary style and sentiment in this first release by a gifted piano player and singer. "...emotional power and a feeling of honesty. John is the real deal." - Bill Wilson, Billtown Blues Association
Genre: Blues: Piano Blues
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1. Pat's Cafe
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0:39 $0.99
2. Chase Away Your Blues
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3:11 $0.99
3. The Boss Told Me
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3:19 $0.99
4. Sugar Free
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2:59 $0.99
5. High Street
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3:44 $0.99
6. Southern Belle
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3:54 $0.99
7. Chicken Bone
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8. Cold Firey Lake
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9. Murphee's Boogie
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Album Notes
This is the first full-length release from piano player/singer John "JT" Thompson. A completely solo effort, he mixes Old-School Blues & Boogie-Woogie with contemporary style and sensibilities.

~ The first tune, "Pat's Cafe", is a brief instrumental homage to the barrelhouse and boogie-woogie masters that influence so much of JT's playing. And, it's played on the piano that graces the album cover - the very one JT learned to play on.

~ "Chase Away Your Blues" is an uptempo romp that does just what it promises - makes us forget about all the bad stuff, and feel better about life.

~ "The Boss Told Me" is a one-chord grind through the travails of modern-day work - it may not be hard labor, but we still get the Blues...

~ The 4th tune, "Sugar Free", is the only cut not written by JT. As he swings through this tune by Dallas TX-based guitarist Paul Byrd, however, you know he knows what he's talking about.

~ Every town has some street where all the action is. New York has Broadway, New Orleans has Bourbon Street, Memphis has Beale Street. In this mid-tempo Ragtime-inspired instrumental, JT tells us about all the action on "High Street," in his hometown of Bellefonte, PA.

~ #6, "Southern Bell," is a bold statement about Love. I think he married that girl...

~ "Chicken Bone," cut #7, is about just being happy with whatever you got.

~ JT tackles the 2010 BP tragedy in the Gulf of Mexico - and our global addiction - in "Cold Firey Lake (Oil In The Water)."

~ "Murphee's Boogie" - another instrumental - gets our toes tapping and takes us home.


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