It comes to mind when you slap on this record by The Suitcase Brothers that this thing called "The Blues" isn't really a genre in music, but a vast form of communication, a separate language, which thankfully, is accepted by only the few who understand it. And not only understand it-FEEL it.
Inside you will find The Suitcase Brothers, moving with different moods, textures and feeling that like all great music, take you to a different time and place, and one that is probably better that the one you and I are living in right now.
Speaking as a first hand witness, the recording of this record was about as pure as it gets. Completed in 3 days, with no overdubs, click tracks, editing or manipulation, it captures 2 brothers (and sometimes a few friends) recorded live at a moment in time, sitting on the stairs in the entranceway to Ultramarinos Studios in pleasant Sant Feliu de Guixols, Catalunya. (Maybe not the Mississippi Delta, but certainly just as beautifully haunting). They were having a good time. I was there also, and in a few minutes, you will be too, diggin the REAL folk blues.
released March 2, 2011
Pere Puertas - Vocals, acoustic, electric and resonator guitar.
Victor Puertas - Vocals, harmonica
Big Dani Perez - Tenox sax on track 3
Bernat Font - Piano on track 10
Reginald Vilardell - Drums on tracks 3, 13
Artur Regada - Upright Bass on tracks 3, 13, 14
Produced by: The Suitcase Brothers
Recorded, mixed and engineered by Santi Garcia and Mike Mariconda in Januray the 31st, and February the 1st and the 2nd of 2011 at Ultramarinos, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Costa Brava. Catalonia, Spain.
Mastered by Mike Mariconda at The Sonic Boom Boom Studio.
Photography by Tedi KGB
Designed by Tedi KGB & novacreativa 2011.
1. Gettin' Outta Town (Big Walter Horton)
2. That's All Right (Jimmy Rogers)
3. Love No More (Dave Bartholomew)
4. Low Down Rounder (Peg Leg Howell, arrenged by John Koerner)
5. Careless Love (traditional)
6. Sarah Jane (Bill Jazz Gillum)
7. If You Wanna Go (Ben Rowdon/Mario Cobo, arrenged by Suitcase Brothers)
8. Good Morning Little School Girl (John Lee Williamson)
9. Treated Wrong (S. Terry/ B. McGhee)
10. Action Man (J. Cephas/P. Wiggins)
11. Cigarrette Blues (Bo Carter)
12. I Want You (Bill Jazz Gillum)
13. Trouble In Mind (Richard M. Jones)
14. Can't Help Falling In Love (G. D. Weiss, H. Peretti, L. Creatore)
Santos and Victor Puertas perpetuate through their music, the origin of the genre and make us fall in love deeply with it.
Their conviction, along with the love of two brothers to this genre, have led them to an extensive training, wich enables them to offer pure blues. Making you smell the Delta and transporting you to the Mississippi cotton fields while listening....more