Will Scott | Solo Electric Blues

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Solo Electric Blues

by Will Scott

Original rock 'n' roll that has been compared to Kelly Joe Phelps, Chris Whitley, and The Black Keys along with studies of north Mississippi hill country music (Junior Kimbrough, R.L. Burnside, and Fred McDowell). "Solo Electric Blues" refers to the fact
Genre: Blues: Delta Style
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1. Jumper On the Line
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3:58 album only
2. Peaches
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4:29 album only
3. Wish I Was in Heaven
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2:18 album only
4. Slightly Used Shoes
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3:55 album only
5. Goin' Down the River
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2:59 album only
6. Loneliness
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4:31 album only
7. Love and Pain
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2:29 album only
8. Trimmed and Burnin'
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2:57 album only
9. Long Time Since
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3:49 album only
10. She's Gone
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1:47 album only


Album Notes
About the CD:

This album began in a two-room shack in a part of Bloomington, Indiana, known as Boxcar Alley. As the locals tell it, the name had nothing to do with trains, but came from the use of old RCA factory crates to build the inexpensive dwellings in the area. While living in one such building, Will Scott began recording songs and blues studies on a high-mileage four-track tape deck.

Will had been part of the blues scene for a number of years as a guitarist, and later as a songwriter and singer for The Forecasters--working mostly in the West Side Chicago blues style. His songwriting soon led him to other blues forms and to other styles of music. The earliest of the songs on this album (Goin’ Down the River, Jumper On The Line) were recorded in that period as studies of older songs and styles.

The recording continued in a cabin in a former TB colony at the foothills of Sierra Madre, California. Surrounded by creaking bamboo and the cries of coyotes, Will recorded two spirituals here (Trimmed and Burnin’ and Wish I’s in Heaven) and a couple songs about leaving home (Long Time Since, and Slightly Used Shoes).

The final recordings (Peaches and Love & Pain) were made in a small apartment just above the corner of Sunset and Alvarado in Echo Park, Los Angeles, on a block made famous by its Burrito King. Folks in the music business were now asking for personal copies of his demo recordings. With their encouragement, ten songs were selected for this self-released album that launched Will Scott’s solo career.

Will is currently manufacturing these CDs himself. This CDR retains all the charm of the original home-cooked demo that created such a buzz. Nothing fancy here. No big studio sound. No glossy liner notes. Just great music, recorded in an intimate setting, with a picture on the cover. Worth every penny!


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angela owens

Loved it!
the cd takes me to a different place..so full of emotion and feeling..its hard not to get lost when listening to it..Love you Will!!

Rod Ennis

Insightful & powerfully performed. An obvious star in the rising!

Uncle Don

Hoosier marvel
Great as always. Keep a doin' it.

Greg Ennis

Wonderful twist to an old sound via a new style and new artist
If you listen to this CD you will want all of his music. Great interpretations!!!!!


this is great!
this is something ive been looking to hear for ages! great original material, infectious playing and songwriting i can relate to- i just need to hear more! wills singing voice is killer! ive got to see this guy live!

Will Scott

OMG this guy has the same name as me, no kidding! And I live the CD, it's a great expression of his feelings.


real music,true musianship, and an unbelieveable voice. must listen.
best sound i've heard in a very long time. it is music that should be heard. very unique sound and outstanding songwriting.due yourselves a favor and pick this cd up for youselves or a friend, theres no way you'll regret it.

Debby Kline

So fine.
This kid has soul! The sound is reminiscent of old Chicago and Delta blues recordings, with a young new direction. "Love and Pain" signals a career bursting with passion and the musical expertise to express it. Can't wait to hear the next CD.


listen to it!
Good, solid Delta blues stylings coupled with songwriting that is breaking the old molds. Good to hear this type of music played with taste AND musicianship. I'm rating it a 4 instead of a 5 because I'm waiting for his next CD! Love and Pain cuts the soul and thanks for remembering Hound Dog Taylor.

Marcus Watkins

Brilliant voice
These recordings are, as the site says, a bit rough sounding. But the performances are fantastic and the roughness just adds to the vibe. I cannot recommend this record highly enough.
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