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Showing posts with label Holding Court. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Holding Court. Show all posts

Friday, June 5, 2015

The most played record at blues radio!




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THE CASH BOX KINGS "HOLDING COURT" AT #1 RADIO SPOT FOR FOUR WEEKS IN A ROW!
Featured On "The Bluesmobile" This Weekend

Holding Court, the new CD from The Cash Box Kings, remains the most-played record in the country at blues radio, holding court at the #1 spot on Roots Music Reports' blues chart for the fourth week in a row!
And this weekend (June 6-7) The Bluesmobile, the nationally-syndicated radio show hosted by Elwood Blues (aka Dan Aykroyd), will feature "Gotta Move Out To the Suburbs," a song from the new release, as Elwood's Blues Breaker track.  For more info, including a list of affiliate stations, please click HERE.

Says Elwood, "The Cash Box Kings are back, on their mission to keep old school Chicago blues alive and kicking. The Kings' releases are great, and if you get a chance to see them live, they put on quite a show. The spirit of forties and fifties Chicago blues that will get you boogeying, plus some Delta blues, jump and jive, and New Orleans in there as well. Besides the rip roaring covers, the Cash Box Kings also write their own songs.  Songs that might have been written in the heyday of Chess or Sun Records. Great stuff. This is one of their new ones. Sad story. “Gotta Move Out to the Suburbs.” The Cash Box Kings. Play ‘em, and weep."

To see a video of "Gotta Move Out To The Suburbs" please click HERE.


For more information visit www.blindpigrecords.com.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

New Cash Box Kings release out this Tuesday, April 28th!



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NEW RELEASE FROM FAN FAVORITES THE CASH BOX KINGS!
Blind Pig Records will release Holding Court, the latest album from award-winning fan favorites The Cash Box Kings, on April 28th!

On this release the band continues their mission of carrying on the spirit of the 1940's and 50's post-war Chicago blues sound as well as the Delta blues music of the 20's and 30's. But these illustrious torchbear­ers also add a bravado, energy and freshness to the mix that results in a distinctive musical expe­rience. http://mailman.305spin.com/users/blindpigrecords/images/CashBoxKingsHCWeb.jpg

The Cash Box Kings are fronted by Joe Nosek, who writes and arranges songs, sings, and channels the spirits of Little Walter and Slim Harpo on harmonica, and singer and songwriter Oscar Wilson, a 6’3”, 300 hundred pound Muddy Waters-type throwback to the heyday of the Chicago blues scene. 
No less a blues authority than Charlie Musselwhite said, "The Cash Box Kings play with taste and feel and it was faith restoring to know there are guys out there that still know and appreciate real blues."  And Living Blues said they are simply "one of the best blues bands in the land."
On Holding Court The Cash Box Kings pay homage to some of the founding fathers and lesser-known artists of the Chicago blues scene, and they also throw some New Orleans, jump blues, ragtime, and swamp pop sounds into the mix. While the subject matter of many of the songs is familiar, they also touch on current issues such as the challenges of selling records and staying financially afloat in the era of digital piracy and streaming services, and the real struggle faced by many who are forced out of their neighborhoods due to the gentrification taking place in inner-city areas of Chicago and other urban centers in the U.S.
The Cash Box Kings will be featured performers at this year's Chicago Blues Festival on June 13th.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Blind Pig Records artists: The Cash Box Kings - Holding Court - New Release review

I just received the newest release (April 28, 2015), Holding Court, by The Cash Box Kings and it's hot! Opening with Jump Jackson and Sonny Thompson's I Ain't Gonna Be No Monkey Man, Oscar Wilson leads the way on vocal and master harp man, Joe Nosek, really puts the Chicago into the track. Billy Flynn takes the guitar solo on this track and Kenny "Beedy Eyes" Smith holds the bottom on drums. On Download Blues, Wilson and Nosek lay down a cool shuffle track and Joel Paterson adds nice guitar and backing vocals. On Gotta Move Out To The Suburbs, CBK gets a great Chicago blues groove going with Mark Haines on drums and Beau Sample on bass. Patterson steps out again with a really stylistically sweet guitar solo for a little extra spice. On Cash Box Boogie Nosek takes front and center on both lead vocal and harp. Barrelhouse Chuck weaves in some cool piano riffs and Paterson again smokes the fretboard. Nosek closes the track with a nice long harp solo with tight support from Smith. Very cool! One of my favorite tracks on this release is a modern cover of the classic JL Hooker, Hobo Blues. Wilson does an excellent job on lead vocals on the track with Paterson on religiously traditional blues guitar riffs. Excellent! On swing track, Baby Without You, Nosek has the mic for lead vocal and harp, joined by upright bass by Sample and Haines on drums. Paterson and Flinn handle the guitar work nicely and Chuck rolls the keys keeping it tight. Very nice! On Latin influenced, Juju, Alex Hall adds a nice claves part giving the track a real spice and Nosek leading on vocal and harp is joined by Chuck, and Paterson making for a really sweet mix. Willie Love's Everybody's Fishin' is hot hot hot. Wilson does some of his best vocal work, Nosek blows the life out of the harp and Paterson really lights up the fretboard. Excellent! Jimmy Rogers' track, Out On The Road, takes the pace down low and Nosek really takes his harp for a traditional ride. Wilson's vocals are spot on and rich and Brad Ber really does a nice job on bass. Sugar Pea is light and springy with Nosek handling the lead vocals. Mark Haines with brushes on drums and Sample on upright bass, Paterson's tasty blues riffs really spring to life. I Miss You Miss Anne is a subtle shuffle with nice guitar chorded riffs. Nosek keeps the vocals simple and Paterson busts loose on guitar with a crisp solo over Barrelhouse chuck on organ and Flynn on rhythm. On I'm A real Lover, Wilson grabs the groove just right and accompanied primarily by Nosek on harp, Flynn on guitar, Sample on upright and Haines on drums, the CBK's keep is simple and effective. Wrapping the release is Quarter To Blue, a super tight slower blues instrumental with Nosek really laying it out there. Paterson and Flynn both contribute some really nice guitar riffs complimented by Sample and Haines. Excellent closer!

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

New CD from fan favorites The Cash Box Kings!



blindpigrecords.com
NEW RELEASE FROM FAN FAVORITES THE CASH BOX KINGS!
Blind Pig Records has announced an April 28th release date for Holding Court, the latest album from award-winning fan favorites The Cash Box Kings. On this release the band continues their mission of carrying on the spirit of the 1940's and 50's post-war Chicago blues sound as well as the Delta blues music of the 20's and 30's. But these illustrious torchbear­ers also add a bravado, energy and freshness to the mix that results in a distinctive musical expe­rience. http://mailman.305spin.com/users/blindpigrecords/images/CashBoxKingsHCWeb.jpg

The Cash Box Kings are fronted by Joe Nosek, who writes and arranges songs, sings, and channels the spirits of Little Walter and Slim Harpo on harmonica, and singer and songwriter Oscar Wilson, a 6’3”, 300 hundred pound Muddy Waters-type throwback to the heyday of the Chicago blues scene. 
No less a blues authority than Charlie Musselwhite said, "The Cash Box Kings play with taste and feel and it was faith restoring to know there are guys out there that still know and appreciate real blues."  And Living Blues said they are simply "one of the best blues bands in the land."
On Holding Court The Cash Box Kings pay homage to some of the founding fathers and lesser-known artists of the Chicago blues scene, and they also throw some New Orleans, jump blues, ragtime, and swamp pop sounds into the mix. While the subject matter of many of the songs is familiar, they also touch on current issues such as the challenges of selling records and staying financially afloat in the era of digital piracy and streaming services, and the real struggle faced by many who are forced out of their neighborhoods due to the gentrification taking place in inner-city areas of Chicago and other urban centers in the U.S.
The Cash Box Kings will be featured performers at this year's Chicago Blues Festival on June 13th.

Friday, February 27, 2015

New Cash Box Kings album out April 28th!



blindpigrecords.com
NEW CASH BOX KINGS ALBUM OUT APRIL 28th!
Blind Pig Records has announced an April 28th release date for Holding Court, the latest album from award-winning fan favorites, The Cash Box Kings.  On Holding Court the band continues their mission of carrying on the spirit of the 1940's and 50's post-war Chicago blues sound as well as the Delta blues music of the 20's and 30's.
But these illustrious torchbear­ers also add a bravado, energy and freshness to the mix that results in a distinctive musical expe­rience. With a focus on the raw, stripped-down, ensemble playing that was the hallmark of the post-war sound, the band showcases the music of Chess Records and Sun Records while add­ing a healthy dose of original music that captures the essence of the Memphis and Chicago blues sounds of the 40's and 50's. http://mailman.305spin.com/users/blindpigrecords/images/CashBoxKingsHCWeb.jpg
No less a blues authority than Charlie Musselwhite said, "The Cash Box Kings play with taste and feel and it was faith restoring to know there are guys out there that still know and appreciate real blues."  And Living Blues said they are simply "one of the best blues bands in the land."
The Cash Box Kings are fronted by Joe Nosek, who writes and arranges songs, sings, and channels the spirits of Little Walter and Slim Harpo on harmonica, and singer and songwriter Oscar Wilson, a 6’3”, 300 hundred pound Muddy Waters-type throwback to the heyday of the Chicago blues scene. 
Said Joe, "We're very excited about putting out our third release with Blind Pig.  We feel that this is some of the strongest and most topical music that we've ever recorded and we're really excited to share it with the rest of the blues world. Like all our other albums, this is a 'live' in the studio recording that is primarily focused on the traditional style of Chicago blues music that we feel so passionate about.  But we also tried to touch on some of the other great American musical styles that we love like ragtime, jump blues and swamp pop.   We really feel 'at home' with Blind Pig and appreciate all the support that the label has given us.  We're grateful for them having faith in us and our musical vision."