Mitch Woods - 2 albums: Keeper Of The Flame / Jukebox Drive MP3/Flac

Album: Keeper Of The Flame
Size: 111,3 MB
Time: 48:10
File: MP3 @ 320K/s
Released: 1996
Styles: Boogie Woogie, Jump Blues
Label: Lightyear Records
Art: Full

01. Chicago Express (2:31)
02. Never Get Out Of These Blues Alive (5:15)
03. Rocket 88 (2:50)
04. Blues Ya 'Fore I Lose Ya (5:00)
05. Big Chief (4:27)
06. Blues Hangover (3:49)
07. Blue Boogie (4:19)
08. Full Tilt Boogie (5:18)
09. Moanin 'N' Ticklin' (3:37)
10. Lonely, Lonely Nights (3:40)
11. Jump For Joy (3:05)
12. Blues For Michael (4:16)

Mitch's solo project, "Keeper Of The Flame" (1996) on Lightyear Records distributed worldwide through WEA, is Mitch’s tribute to the blues masters that inspired his career. On it he plays piano and sings duets with John Lee Hooker, James Cotton, Johnnie Johnson (Chuck Berry), Earl King, and Lee Allen (Fats Domino). Hooker enjoyed these sessions so much that he asked Woods to join him in his own recording "Boom Boom" (pointblank/Charisma). This is a must for blues lovers. Cotton blasts and wails on harmonica, John Lee digs deep into the blues, Johnnie and Mitch romp on the keys with all fours, Earl is in his New Orleans finest form, and the late Mr. Lee's sultry and soulful sax (this cut is available on House Of Blues Records, Smoky Blues) pair with Mitch to make this a very special CD. Keeper Of The Flame now available on Club 88 records.


Album: Jukebox Drive
Size: 110,5 MB
Time: 47:54
File: MP3 @ 320K/s
Released: 2008
Styles: Boogie Woogie, Jump Blues
Label: El Toro Records
Art: Front

01. Jukebox Drive (3:47)
02. Drunk (3:35)
03. Boppin' The Boogie (3:53)
04. Blue Light Boogie (4:42)
05. Saturday Night Boogie Woogie Man (2:40)
06. Blues Hangover (3:47)
07. Boogie Woogie Bar-B-Q (3:55)
08. Tipitina (4:58)
09. Boom Boom (4:28)
10. Parchman Farm (6:02)
11. Swell Lookin' Babe (2:36)
12. Mitch's Boogie (3:25)

For 20 years Mitch Woods has made quite a name on the blues/jump scene, releasing numerous albums. He also worked with legends such as John Lee Hooker and Earl King to name but two.. His touring led him to Europe where he stopped in Barcelona, Spain. There he met one of the finest gang of blues and jump musicians : The Lazy Jumpers.Together they recorded these fine piece of, you guess it, jumpin' blues, boogie woogie and juicy rhythm and blues. Half of the 12 songs are Woods'originals, but if the credits weren't written, you'd swear these are covers as they perfectly go with the rest of the material. The general inspiration goes from Louis Jordan to Jimmy Liggins, but you also find a straight blues number with Hooker's Boom Boom (not very original idea of cover, but well played so... enjoy), a bit of rock'n'roll (the Little Richard inspired "Swell Lookin' Babe") and on the jazz side a solid six minute version Mose Allison's Parchman Farm.
Another nice addition to El Toro Rhythm & Blues serie and one more evidence of the Lazy Jumpers' talent.~Review by Frederick Turgis