Joe Blanda | The Moon in the Man

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The Moon in the Man

by Joe Blanda

Texas-style rockin' blues . . . with lots of guitar & soulful vocals
Genre: Blues: Texas Style
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1. Take Me to Heaven
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2. Hank, Slow Down
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3. Angelique
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3:24 $0.50
4. So Wrong (It Must Be Real)
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5. The Moon in the Man
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3:25 $0.50
6. Making It Up As We Go
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7. Fountain of Love
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3:52 $0.50
8. Love Changes Everything
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2:51 $0.50
9. Don't Fall in Love
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10. Big Enough World
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11. Red Car Mama
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12. Faith Is an Angel
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13. Big Enough World (instrumental)
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Album Notes
"THE MOON IN THE MAN" song list:
1. "TAKE ME TO HEAVEN": Uptempo rock
2. "HANK, SLOW DOWN": Americana
3. "ANGELIQUE": Rock ballad
4. "SO WRONG (IT MUST BE REAL)": "Saxy" ballad
5. "THE MOON IN THE MAN": Uptempo rock
6. "MAKING IT UP AS WE" GO: Alt-Country
7. "FOUNTAIN OF LOVE": Nothin' but the blues
8. "LOVE CHANGES EVERYTHING": Honky tonk blues
9. "DON'T FALL IN LOVE": More sax
10. "BIG ENOUGH WORLD": Surf music
11. "RED CAR MAMA": Honky tonk blues (featured on NPR's nationally syndicated radio show "Car Talk" with Click and Clack)
12. "FAITH IS AN ANGEL": Uplifting ballad
13. Bonus track: "BIG ENOUGH WORLD" - instrumental

All songs © JOE BLANDA 1998, No Foolin' Music, BMI

"THE MOON IN THE MAN" features:
Joe Blanda: guitar, slide & vocals
Monte Mann: guitar, bass & vocals
Floyd Domino: keyboards
Ernie Durawa: druns & percussion
"Sweet" Mary Hattersley: fiddle
Bobby Jamerson: tenor & soprano sax
George Coyne: lap steel & tenor guitar
Michael Austin: vocals
Mary B. Miller: vocals

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BIOGRAPHY: Joe Blanda is a singer-songwriter/guitarist who grew up in Southeast Texas, just across the Sabine River from Louisiana. He soaked up a wide array of musical styles — blues, rock, pop, R&B & country — while listening to the radio, playing his LPs, and checking out bands in bars on both sides of the river.

While attending UT Austin in the early 1970s, JB began to discover great things in the Live Music Capital of the World — a treasure of blues, rock, and country music. It was about then that he also began writing songs & poetry, which he's been doing for over thirty years.

Musical heroes include Van Morrison, Bob Dylan, The Band, The Beatles, Joni Mitchell, The Stones, The Doors (gotta love the '60s!). More recently, Los Lobos, the Subdudes, the Nevilles, Sting — a wide array of influences that can be heard on Joe Blanda's CD "The Moon in the Man."


Roland Goity, OnlineRock:
"Inside most CD slush piles resides a musical gem. THE MOON IN THE MAN (despite its trite album title and Doug Henning-like cover) is such an album. BLANDA, a veteran of the Austin, TX music scene, croons soulfully through a wide variety of material here: blues, ballads, alt country, rock and R&B.

From the first track BLANDA'S adept voice and band's catchy rhythms will have you smiling and tapping your feet. This album does Austin proud. Its Texas-style rockin' blues are the next best thing to a night on 6th Street.

Favorite Track: Track 7, FOUNTAIN OF LOVE . . ."

Magnus Eriksson, Stockholm, Sweden:
"A smooth touch . . . funky rhythm section . . . laid-back singing style . . . with an attack and self-conscious attitude in his guitar playing that contrasts nicely with the music."

Jan Andersson, "Country Rock Specialisten," Gothenburg, Sweden (distributing Austex music throughout the Nordic countries): "Like a mix of Stephen Bruton and John Hiatt . . . The songs are melodious and have a natural force . . . Many of them have a timeless feel that gives them a certain 'live favorite' potential . . . JOE is also a skilled guitarist. He plays short, well-disposed solos but is also smart enough to clear a space for Floyd Domino's piano."

Marc Nolis, "Rootstown Music Magazine," Belgium's leading American roots and World music magazine, noted the fine blend of rock, blues, and jazz.

ALSO AVAILABLE ON CD BABY @ "ACOUSTIC MUSE" — featuring 10 tracks of acoustic rock, pop & blues. Stripped-down, solo, soulful.


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Joe Blanda seems to blur the lines between song of faith and love song at times on “Faith Is An Angel”, a proto-typical three minute pop-country number cut for radio. Phrased in terms that will play well to the masses, Blanda digs into issues of faith and protection it often seems to bring. The simple chorus makes this one easy to sing along with, and Blanda’s voice is pleasant to behold. Don’t be surprised if you stumble across “Faith Is An Angel” as you scroll through your radio dial.

Cally Cantrell - Cally Records Nashville

This cd is AWESOME. A breath of fresh air JUST HIT Nashville Tn.

This cd crosses over into so many genres of music. Blues to country to rock to surfin music. Its the light in the dark. The diamond of hope for the music industry. This is the cd you don't want to turn off and and turn the radio on.

Take Me to Heaven - this cd does everytime I listen to it

The whole cd is a feel good cd. Lyrics, music it's all there..

Terry Stephenson

unique sound
Really great CD with a very unique style and sound. Joe is a great musician and singer/songwriter. I recommend this CD to everyone.

Eric van den Bosch

Astounding relief
Ay! Just ordered this one by mistake and very happy with it! Yes, really astounding to hear this artist. Did he choose to be 'not famous'? Did he wave aside contracts from EMI, BMG, Sony,...? Really fabulous CD with some accents of The Shadows 'guitar riffs' now and than and a faint familiarity in the voice (anybody know Tanita Tikaram?). Since I did not really want this CD I did my very best to dislike it, but I failed! I like every song on it and I am not even ashamed anymore, so here it is: Great CD!


What A Great Surprise!
What a great surprise listening to this cd! I had listened to a couple of songs before purchasing your when I heard the entire cd I was very impressed! Great voice and I love Love Changes Everything the what a song!

Will Dunlap

Joe is " The man"
I'm diggin'it more every time I hear it! This [now classic] cd features some pioneers of the Austin acoustic music movement.Check it out!