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  ElectroBluesSociety & Jan Hidding by ElectroBluesSociety & Jan Hidding

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Artist: ElectroBluesSociety & Jan Hidding
Title: ElectroBluesSociety & Jan Hidding
Catalogue Number: Black & Tan EB&T 972
Review Format: Download
Release Year: 2019


ElectroBluesSociety - Jasper Mortier and Jan Mittendorp - are notorious for their good taste in temporary vocalists and they have, once again, made a fine choice by inviting Jan Hidding – from blues revivalists Cuban Heels – to add his vocal class to the three songs that make up this EP.

As you might imagine, given that all concerned have an impressive track record in taking people to 12 bar nirvana, these three songs are polished yet eminently causal things. Nothing is rushed but never does their intent falter. The songs are laidback much in the way that a seventies blues/funk crossover band might have performed them and, while these three good gentlemen drift away from the rigidity expected of the blues format, it is never in doubt that their collective heart is in the right and true place.

Listening to these three songs serves as a timely reminder of why real musicianship played with passion can never be replaced or matched by the computer. It’s an organic thing and that’s the truth.

Best song? The ever rolling “Rosie”.

The verdict? Pure class.


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Review Date: November 10, 2019