BLUE BLOKES 3 ~ Stubble FLED 3068

fled-3068web.jpgThe Blue Blokes 3 are old pals Ian Anderson (the English Country Blues Band, Hot Vultures, Ian Anderson’s Country Blues Band, Tiger Moth and more) on vocals, guitar & slide guitar, Lu Edmonds ( Mekons, Billy Bragg’s Blokes, 3 Mustaphas 3, Shriekback, PiL, The Damned, Kirsty MacColl and many more) on vocals, cumbus, saz, guitar and more, and Ben Mandelson (Billy Bragg’s Blokes, 3 Mustaphas 3, Tiger Moth, Orchestre Jazira, Amazorblades and many more) on vocals, mandolin, baritone bouzouki, banjo, tenor guitar, guitar and more.

Past social twanging and banging apart, the Blue Blokes 3 came together one dark and rainy night in the spring of 2007 to pay tribute to English folk sweetheart Shirley Collins on the occasion of a celebratory evening to mark her receipt of the MBE from another queen. Their wonky take on old time nomadicised English country blues and death folk seemed to appeal and one thing led to another – within days the Fledg’ling A&R office were inviting them to make an album. How could they do other than agree?

“Best of all – Me And My Chauffeur Blues, which now sounds like a Memphis Minnie session in Chicago hijacked by east European Gypsies”. Robin Denselow, The Guardian ***

“What an admirable trio of chaps.” Pete Frame

track list:
1 Don’t You Just Know It
2 Lovin’ Henry
3 Me And My Chauffeur Blues
4 South Coast Bound
5 Everybody’s Killing Me
6 Early In The Morning
7 Lord Allenwater
8 ThePreacher’s Blues
9 A Fool Such As I
10 Sunnyland
11 Crazy Fool Mumble
12 Taxim Primroses/A Few Of Your Lines
13 In The Pines

Release date : 7th July 2008
Barcode number : 5020393 306829