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The Blues Inside

by Mo'indigo

Mo'Indigo: Where big city blues meets country soul...produced by Nashville's top soul artist Charles Walker. Blues and R&B with a distinctive British twist.
Genre: Blues: Carolina Beach / Shag
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1. The Hurricane Song
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2. 28 Days
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3. Am I Losing You
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4. You Can Have Her (ft. Charles walker)
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5. When An Angel Falls From Grace
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6. Fool Around Love
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7. Dance The Dirty Boogie
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8. Something Money can't Buy
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9. Rule # 1
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10. New Man Boogie
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11. Magic Man
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12. Coconut Pie
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13. (When Your) Flame Turns Blue
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Album Notes
After ten and a half hard rocking years, Mo'Indigo decided to call it a day at the end of 2007.

Like Rhythm and Blues Incorporated, The Yardbirds and The Animals before them, Mo'Indigo had become the band of choice for many American Blues and Soul Artists touring the UK and Europe. They developed a bit of a Nashville connection over the years, working with many of the greats like the late Roscoe Shelton, Charles Walker, Earl Gaines, Johnny Jones and Fred James. They also toured extensively with Chicago soul man Lou Pride and Texas guitar slinger Sherman Robertson.

On 'The Blues Inside' the spotlight is solely on Mo'Indigo; how much of the bluesmasters' magic has rubbed off on the band is apparent on the thirteen intense tracks herein. Mo'Indigo take the tried and tested blues format, and under the mentoring of producer Charles Walker , make a quick trolley-dash through the highways and byways of blue Americana.

In keeping with the music tradition they represent, the band recorded the CD the 'old school way' on 2 inch analogue tape using all-valve amplifiers and an 'antique' Hammond organ.

Ten of the songs are originals from Mo'Indigo front man Harry Lang. In writing mode Charles Walker chips in one, 'Magic Man', and shares vocal duties with Harry on a funked-up rendering of Roy Hamilton's 'You Can Have Her'.

The band are joined on four tracks by one of the UK's finest young horn sections, The WattSoul Horns.

The Blues Inside has an eight-page full colour booklet containing full lyric sheets and photos from the recording sessions.

Harry Lang, Frazer Wigg and Tony Gill from Mo'Indigo have a new band, The Catfish Kings, concentrating on old school New Orleans-influenced R&B and R&R.

Thanks to all the Mo'Indigo fans who supported us over the years, we hope to see you somewhere with the new band. When we have a CD, you're sure to find it on CD Baby!!


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In The Basement

All concerned deserve pats on the back!!
British band Mo'Indigo has gained a high reputation amongst soul fans for its sterling work backing soulsters like Earl Gaines, Lou Pride and Charles Walker thoughout Europe. On this, their latest CD, Walker returns a favour by sitting at the production helm as well as co-penning the 'Magic Man' strutter, and duetting with lead singer Harry Lang, on a strong version of 'You Can have Her'. The WattSoul Horns are there on the Cate Brothers 'Am I Losing You', one of the constant highlights of the group's live performances and here, Robin Carr's guitar work seems more restrained than in concert -a plus for this listener...Similarly he never steps out of line on the mournful 'When An Angel Falls From Grace' (another fine track)and I found myself admiring the solo on the excellent ballad 'Rule #1', which deserves to garner a host of cover versions. Talking covers, I'd like to hear Walker himself cut the ballad 'Flame Turns Blue'...The gang is certainly versatile, bassist John Bulpitt and drummer Tony Gill joining the lead singing on 'Something Money Can't Buy', a mid-paced romp driven by Frazer Wigg's Hammond organ and a bit of piano too, and it's that piano that shines on the aptly-titled 'New Man Boogie'...There's a distinct Memphis sound to 'Fool Around Love', '28 Days' and 'Coconut Pie' rock the joint and the whole CD, of which all concerned deserve pats on the back, opens with the country-rock flavoured 'The Hurrican Song'. (slightly abridged version of David Cole's review in August 'In The Basement'

Blues in Britain #57 (September 2006)

"Probably their strongest album to date"
Mo'Indigo are based around England's south coast and led by Birmingham born singer Harry Lang. Lang penned ten of the baker's dozen songs on their third album, one of which, the slow burner "When An Angel Falls From Grace" is recycled from their debut outing. The band's second album was produced by Fred James; this set continues the Nashville connection with Charles Walker at the helm. Walker lends his considerable vocal prowess to "You Can Have Her" and co-wrote "Magic Man". The remaining cover is the Cate Brothers ballad "Am I Losing You"...

As Lang explained in a recent interview the disc contains "Memphis and New Orleans grooves, some Chuck Berry type songs that use the Latin side of his rhythms, a country-soul ballad, boogie woogie and even a Creedence/swamp rock feel" The band handle the various styles with aplomb, resulting in what is probably their strongest album to date... (Jon Taylor)

Blues News (Finland) #220

"Accomplished blues and soul"
New releases include 'The Blues Inside' from the very fine British band Mo'Indigo. Mostly original material from this outfit that has backed many soul and bluesmen over the years. They have a special relationship with Nashville R&B singer Charles Walker who guests on and produced this set of accomplished blues and soul...(Norman Darwen)

Blues Revue Dec/Jan

The Uk is the source of superior sounds from Mo'Indigo
The UK is the source of superior sounds from Mo'Indigo, whose Harry Lang, in addition to a refreshingly straightforward singing style, has a knack for putting fresh twists on familiar styles. 'When An Angel Falls From Grace' is a a haunting, minor-key blues ballad, 'Fool Around Love' is a floor-packing push-pull soul-burner, 'Dance The Dirty Boogie' is a pulsating Tony Joe White-caliber swamp groover, and 'New Man Boogie' is a rollicking piece that lets Frazer Wigg cut loose on the 88s. 'Coconut Pie' recalls Freddie King's early material, and 'The Hurricane Song' cribs from 'C'est La Vie'; both of them show a command of word-play worthy of Chuck Berry. Soul-blues great Charles Walker, who performs with the band when touring the UK, contributes a tune (the moody 'Magic Man') a vocal ('You Can Have Her') and production for The Blues Inside.

BLUES & RHYTHM #212 Sept 2006

"Nicely old-fashioned...this one is worth checking"
The CD is nicely old-fashioned, with plenty of sixties styled soul numbers, some slower blues items, a bit of boogie and rock & roll, a couple of post-Cray flavoured items, and a Roy Orbison styled ballad. Most of the material is original, the musicianship excellent, vocals from Harry Lang are fine; everything considered, this one
is worth checking... (Norman Darwen)

martin curtis

a fabulous, compelling little gem - highly recommended !
if you only buy one cd this year, make sure it's this one !

the music is perhaps more accessible to a broader audience than some of the band's previous work thanks to outstanding crossover tracks, 'the hurricane song' and '28 days', but it by no means shuns the blues either. 'am i losing you', 'you can have her' (featuring charles walker) and a fabulous rendition of the band's 'when an angel falls from grace' ensure that there's something for everyone here.

i love this cd; it's a real gem and i recommend it unreservedly.

Blues Critic

A tight R&B quintet that can reach deep into the Blues
It's obvious that playing on the road with folks like Charles Walker, Earl Gaines and Ruby Turner has rubbed off on Mo'Indigo, a tight R&B quintet from merry old England. In fact Charles Walker is the producer of The Blues Inside. The Deep Soul great duets with Indigo lead singer Harry Lang on the terrific "You Can Have Her", which builds to a tumultuous climax of Soul singing. While my initial interest in this project was the Walker connection I was surprised there's even better cuts here, my favorite being the shimmering ballad "Am I Losing You", featuring a yearning vocal by Lang and icy cool organ by Frazer Wigg.

Also great is the Tex-Mex opener "Hurricane Song" which reminds me of Nick Lowe's Cowboy Outfit years. The band can also reach deep in the Blues as on the slow burning "When An Angel Falls From Grace" and they Stax it up on the Albert King-like "Fool Around Love" highlighted by the WattSoul Horns (Richard Watts, Ben Gates). Guitarist Robin Carr even squeezes out some Albert licks on the track right properly. Well done. Dylann DeAnna

Frederic ADRIAN

The real deal in counrty-soul-blues !
You don't get to hear such a mix of blues, soul and country influences, expressed in original material and "organically" played everyday. People who like their music cliché-free should check them live and on this album. They have been chosen as backing band by soul and blues legends such as Johnny Jones, Charles Walker and Lou Pride, and that's not just a coincidence !

Diane Gillard, Blues Matters

Some really nice foxy rhythms to get low-down and definitely dirty to...
Following their 'Are We There Yet' CD we now have a 13-track cracker, produced by 'Mr Magic Man' Charles Walker. Nine out of the thirteen tracks are Harry Lang's own compositions, once again illustrating his admirable songwriting abilities and versatility as they span Blues, soul, country and R&B. This diversity also allows the band members to demonstrate their prowess in musical adaptability with fine solo moments coming from each member...'Am I Losing You?' opens with a dramatic lead guitar and organ that builds up then quietly drops and gives way to Harry's vocals. On 'When An Angel Falls From Grace', Robin Carr's lead guitar adds weight to the occasion along with lovely slow drums from Tony Gill and brilliant sounding Frazer Wigg on keys. This is Harry's own song and he sounds confident and relaxed throughout, and the moody guitar from Carr is the icing on the cake! Charles Walker joins forces with Harry to sing Bill Cook's 'You Can have Her'. It's as though Walker is a band member and I suppose it could be said he is the 'sixth' member as they are CW's backing band when he tours the UK and Europe. 'Dance The Dirty Boogie' has to be mentioned - I love dancing and this song and sound lives up to the title's 'DIRTY' and I know who, when and where I'd like to be dancing along to this number when I hear it. Some really nice foxy rhythms and lyrics to get low-down and definitely dirty to on the dance floor, or in the privacy of your own...! Another tasty CD from the boys and guests, with good sleeve notes, photos and lyrics.

Juke Blues

'Watch out the Righteous Brothers!'
We in the UK know of the talents of Mo'Indigo, having seen them backing touring American soul singers, one of whom, Charles Walker, has produced their new album. Quality sounds and songs, built around Harry Lang's soulful vocals, and one duet with out the Righteous Brothers!