In A Can
You Can't Poison a Pig
This is the sound track to the future of the nu-blues. It will take you on a fantastic booty-shaking voyage you will never forget. Delve into the unusual world of blues legend Harmonica Slim realized through the Phat Beats and Avant-Pop stylings of John A. Wilson and friends. Call it nu-blooze, techno-blues, avant-pop or whatever you want - there is one thing we know for sure - you just can't poison a pig.
Harmonica Slim- harmonica & vocals; John Wilson- basses, guitars, keyboards, turntables, sine waves, fife, electric spring piano, other home-made boxes & electronic devices; Chris Millar- drums; Dadu- backing vocals; Butch- drums, percussion, squeaky toys, duck & bird calls; Daniel J. Nelson- B3 organ; Michael Kott- prepared electric cello; Kelly J. Jones- backing vocals; Gary Tharp- additional vocals; Jonathan C. Sagar- additional sound design with kyma.
Tracks: Can't Poison a Pig; Tried To Get Along;
Don't Leave Me Baby; Ghost Of John Henry; It's Coming; Hole In Her Belly; K.C. Douglas Blues; The Hog Butcher; Fresh Feelin's; Record Players; $1000 Toasts; Slim's Roadside Luau; Slim's B3 Blues; Big Legged Woman; Butch Eats Pig In A Can For the First Time (Fife and Drum Mix).
Can't Poison a Pig
Tried To Get Along
Don't Leave Me Baby
Ghost Of John Henry
Hole In Her Belly
K.C. Douglas Blues
The Hog Butcher
Slim's Roadside Luau
Slim's B3 Blues
Big Legged Woman
Butch Eats Pig In A Can For the First Time
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Pig In A Can
A New Perspective on the Blues
PIG IN A CAN, the collective name
for the musicians on this recording, moves the blues into another universe. Its futuristic-primitivism
is in the groove of Moby, R.L. Burnside and Fatboy Slim, only hipper, more outrages. It has a broad
appeal that goes way beyond merely the blues audience. This album morphs cross-cultural musics, electronica,
jazz, spoken word and the blues into something completely original. The project is the brainchild of producers
Chris Millar and John Wilson, a former member of Meat Beat Manifesto. Open up PIG IN A CAN, and travel
both backwards and forwards to a new musical place.
PIG IN A CAN- Chris Millar- drums/percussion; John Wilson- bass/guitar/orchestration/
arranging/mixing/programming; Riley Riggins; Harmonica Slim- vocals/harmonica; Ollie
Watkins- harmonica/vocals; Frank Goldwasser- guitar/slide guitar; Hosea Leavy- vocals; Johnny
"Da-Doo" Wilson- vocals; Sara Thompson- oboe; "Ba-Wa"- vocals; Little James Taylor- guitar/vocals;
Quartette Indigo- strings
Tracks: Talkin' Tupelo Blues; Slow Down Train; Out To California; Long Long Time;
Bring Me My Shotgun; Highway 49/Wooden Spoon; Opium Harvest; Slow Walkin' Man; Coal Black Mare;
Lester Parker's Farm; The Pledge.
Talkin' Tupelo Blues
Slow Down Train
Out To California
Long Long Time
Bring Me My Shotgun
Highway 49/Wooden Spoon
Slow Walkin' Man
Coal Black Mare
Lester Parker's Farm
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Whiskey, Money & Women
Most bluesmen have an interesting life and bring a number of influences to their music. Dave Riley is rather unique,
even among his colorful peers. Playing in a Mississippi gospel band in his youth, The Bethlehem Travelers, Riley's day
job after moving to Chicago was that of a prison guard at Joliet State Penitentiary. He was drafted in the army, stationed
in Washington State and attended a show of Seattle-native Jimi Hendrix, who proved to be a major influence on Riley.
"The dude kicked ass from the time he got up there…played mostly blues…'Hoochie Coochie Man'…". While in the army he led
a band that opened for the likes of Bob Hope and James Brown in USO shows across Asia. How many bluesmen's music carries
influences of the Dixie Hummingbirds, Jimmy Reed and Jimi Hendrix? Featuring blues legend the great Sam Carr on drums,
Riley's first record under his own name is one hot session! The Hendrix influence can be strongly felt on Howlin' Wolf's
"Smokestack Lightning" and the original tunes recorded here. A major discovery, Dave Riley's music is not to be missed.
Dave Riley- vocals/guiatr; John Weston- hamronica; Dave Riley Jr.- bass;
Sam Carr- drums.
Tracks: Call My Job; There She Comes; Whiskey, Money & Women; Tribute; Down South; Smokestack Lightning;
Angel Of Mercy; I Want To Thank You Baby; My Baby's Gone; Casino Blues; Imagine.
Call My Job
Whiskey, Money & Women