Spontaneously produced non-profit release on the occasion of the global lockdown and shutdown triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic. - More than thirty musicians from eight nations recorded 25 tracks in their homes and shared them with international colleagues, who in turn added their contribution. - Virtual sessions emerged with some amazing results! - Stylistically, the spectrum ranges from acoustic contributions, boogie woogie and lowdown blues to luscious R&B with powerful horn sections. - Graphic designer, sound engineer, producer, promo agency and label a. o. waive a fee in favor of the participating musicians, all net proceeds from sales go to the artists' accounts! - Elegant 6-page digisleeve with 24-page booklet with biographies of the participating artists. - Notes by Dirk Fohrs (bluesnews. De) and Bill Dahl from Chicago. They say necessity is the mother of invention. Right now, we're seeing plenty of evidence of that. The effects of the ongoing Corona crisis have forced many of us to scramble and that includes blues musicians: With the closure of live music venues and cancellation of major festivals, they've seen their main source of income dry up overnight. Many of them have taken to extraordinary measures to make ends meet, like the countless living room concerts being live-streamed on social media. Denied the chance to perform in front of audiences, it's their virtual way of passing the hat - and whatever goes in helps each musician survive these tough times. On the surface, 'Lockdown Sessions' came about for similar reasons. The musicians involved are facing the same problems. Yet this border-crossing production is far more than a mere call for support. It's a one-of-a-kind double CD that brings together more than 30 acclaimed blues practitioners from all over the world, who've united to combat cabin fever and transcend physical separation while the world is on lockdown. The project was spearheaded by Roger C. Wade.
Spontaneously produced non-profit release on the occasion of the global lockdown and shutdown triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic. - More than thirty musicians from eight nations recorded 25 tracks in their homes and shared them with international colleagues, who in turn added their contribution. - Virtual sessions emerged with some amazing results! - Stylistically, the spectrum ranges from acoustic contributions, boogie woogie and lowdown blues to luscious R&B with powerful horn sections. - Graphic designer, sound engineer, producer, promo agency and label a. o. waive a fee in favor of the participating musicians, all net proceeds from sales go to the artists' accounts! - Elegant 6-page digisleeve with 24-page booklet with biographies of the participating artists. - Notes by Dirk Fohrs (bluesnews. De) and Bill Dahl from Chicago. They say necessity is the mother of invention. Right now, we're seeing plenty of evidence of that. The effects of the ongoing Corona crisis have forced many of us to scramble and that includes blues musicians: With the closure of live music venues and cancellation of major festivals, they've seen their main source of income dry up overnight. Many of them have taken to extraordinary measures to make ends meet, like the countless living room concerts being live-streamed on social media. Denied the chance to perform in front of audiences, it's their virtual way of passing the hat - and whatever goes in helps each musician survive these tough times. On the surface, 'Lockdown Sessions' came about for similar reasons. The musicians involved are facing the same problems. Yet this border-crossing production is far more than a mere call for support. It's a one-of-a-kind double CD that brings together more than 30 acclaimed blues practitioners from all over the world, who've united to combat cabin fever and transcend physical separation while the world is on lockdown. The project was spearheaded by Roger C. Wade.
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Lockdown Sessions: An International Down / Various
Artist: Lockdown Sessions An International Down / Various
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1. Tommy Schneller - Lockdown Blues
2. Aki Kumar - Can't Get Too Close
3. Maddy Arlt - Personal Shutdown
4. Abi Wallenstein; Roger C. Wade - Death Letter Blues
5. Fred Kaplan - Mean Old Quarantine
6. Michael Van Merwyk - Low-Down Lockdown
7. Roger C. Wade; Andreas Arlt - Get Me Outta Here
8. Timo Gross; Krissy Matthews - Blow a Poor Man Down
9. Christian Bleiming; Andreas Bock - Boogie Galore
10. Little Victor Mac - the Death of Louisiana Red
11. Andreas Arlt - Home Alone Stomp
12. Kai Strauss - World Crisis Blues
13. Ferdinand Kraemer - Be Ready When He Comes
14. Larry Garner - Why You Lie
15. Nico Duportal - Hey Sweet Marie
16. Abi Wallenstein; Victor Puertas - Destination Mississippi
17. Wilson Blount - Come See About Me
18. Andreas Arlt; Roger C. Wade - I Know
19. Tommy Schneller - Sax Supreme
20. Michael Van Merwyk - Fuck You, Mr. Virus
21. Veronica Sbergia - I Can Tell the World
22. Christian Bleiming - Lockdown Shuffle
23. Aki Kumar - Everything Has Changed
24. N. James; Victor Puertas - Come What May
25. Jens Turowski - Give Me My Heart Back

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Spontaneously produced non-profit release on the occasion of the global lockdown and shutdown triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic. - More than thirty musicians from eight nations recorded 25 tracks in their homes and shared them with international colleagues, who in turn added their contribution. - Virtual sessions emerged with some amazing results! - Stylistically, the spectrum ranges from acoustic contributions, boogie woogie and lowdown blues to luscious R&B with powerful horn sections. - Graphic designer, sound engineer, producer, promo agency and label a. o. waive a fee in favor of the participating musicians, all net proceeds from sales go to the artists' accounts! - Elegant 6-page digisleeve with 24-page booklet with biographies of the participating artists. - Notes by Dirk Fohrs (bluesnews. De) and Bill Dahl from Chicago. They say necessity is the mother of invention. Right now, we're seeing plenty of evidence of that. The effects of the ongoing Corona crisis have forced many of us to scramble and that includes blues musicians: With the closure of live music venues and cancellation of major festivals, they've seen their main source of income dry up overnight. Many of them have taken to extraordinary measures to make ends meet, like the countless living room concerts being live-streamed on social media. Denied the chance to perform in front of audiences, it's their virtual way of passing the hat - and whatever goes in helps each musician survive these tough times. On the surface, 'Lockdown Sessions' came about for similar reasons. The musicians involved are facing the same problems. Yet this border-crossing production is far more than a mere call for support. It's a one-of-a-kind double CD that brings together more than 30 acclaimed blues practitioners from all over the world, who've united to combat cabin fever and transcend physical separation while the world is on lockdown. The project was spearheaded by Roger C. Wade.