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Johnny & The Devil

by Hans Theessink

guitar-tuba driven eclectic blues mix of a European blues & roots institution
Genre: Blues: Acoustic Blues
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1. Johnny & The Devil
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2:51 album only
2. Travelling Man
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3:46 album only
3. Sitting In Limbo
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3:37 album only
4. Living In The Fast Lane
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3:57 album only
5. Mississippi
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6:00 album only
6. Flying Shoes
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3:41 album only
7. Shake Hands With The Sun
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2:50 album only
8. Dough Roller Blues
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4:05 album only
9. Grinning In Your Face
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4:34 album only
10. False Accusations
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Album Notes
Ater the success of Baby Wants To Boogie we recorded Johnny & The Devil - another record with the unusual blend of guitar and tuba at the core. By now I had started my own Label Blue Groove - so fortunately I never was in the situation that somebody else was telling me what to play and how to play it. The music is too important for me and I\'ve always done and will always do what I enjoy myself. Once again the title track got a lot of airplay; it was banned in South Africa though - they didn\'t allow the word Devil in a song. The song \"Johnny & The Devil\" was my first videoclip - you can see it on my DVD \"Live in concert\" - \"A Blues & Roots Revue\". As a songwriter I\'m also quite happy with the song \"Mississippi\" - my impression of the feel and images of the place where the blues was born, written after my first trip to Mississippi. (Hans Theessink)

Hans’ innovative interpretations of works by bluesgiants, his deep voice, intimate approach, and acoustic slide guitar will inevitably remind many listeners of Ry Cooder’s blues style. It would be a disservice to Theessink however, to cast him as a simple imitator, for he is not. His own songs convey the personal interpretive mood of the best of acoustic blues, and is accomplished in a singular, arresting manner. (Journal of American Folklore, USA)

With a whiskey-soaked voice and the ability to play almost anything with strings well Hans Theessink cooks up a tasty mix of originals and traditional blues. Each song is performed with a sparse yet funky sound. (New Music Report, USA)

Hans Theessink: vocals, guitars, dobro, mandolin, steelbody guitar, mandocello, fiddle, harmonica, jew´s harp, backing vocals
Jon Sass: tuba, backing vocals
Alex Munkas: drums, percussioon
Chris Haig: fiddle
Carl Kaye: pedal-steel
Geraint Watkins: accordion
Bummi Fian: trumpet
Christian Radovan: trombone
Wolfgang Puschnig: alto sax
Christian Dozzler: harmonica
Jatinder Takur: tablas, sitar
Pippa Armstrong, Alee Thelfa, Dorretta Carter, Bobby Hammer, STS:backing vocals


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