Jungle Blues (Vinyl) - C.W. Stoneking USA

Jungle Blues (Vinyl)


2nd studio album by C.W. Stoneking (2008)

"....One afternoon, back in Port of Spain, Trinidad, I met four scientists in a bar, they were on their way to West Africa to study a type of parasitic worm which attacks the eyeballs of human beings and turns them into blind men. At the time I was avoiding my two friends Mighty Avenger and King Sedition - two old calypsonians from the 1930s who had begun a campaign to get me into the upcoming stick fighting competition after an impromptu display by me of natural aptitude with a snooker cue late one evening.

On this particular afternoon I'd passed by my regular haunt and gone to one of the more upscale drinking joints in the waterfront district where I got to talking with these scientists. As it turned out, they were great admirers of the old-time blues and after regaling them with stories about my time as a root doctor's assistant in New Orleans - preparing mojo hands, hoodoo spells, and magic oils, they invited me back to their boat to continue our drinking session and play some songs on the banjo. If I could have fortold the calamitous disasters in store for me, I would have gone straight-away to my two old friends and let them enter me in any stick fighting competition they could find, near or far. - instead, I went with the scientists and... more credits released March 18, 2015

All songs by C.W. Stoneking except track 4 by W. Houdini

Musicians on this album: C.W. Stoneking - Singer, Guitar, Tenor Banjo, Washboard Kirsty Fraser - Singer Jim White - Drums Howard Cairns - Double Bass, Sousaphone, Electric Banjo Bass Stephen Grant - Trumpet, Saxophones, Piano, Harmonium Benny G - Trombone Kynan Robinson - Trombone Chris Tanner - Clarinet Sue Simpson - Violin, Viola Craig Woodward - Fiddle Ed Fairlie - Trumpet Adam Simmons - Baritone Saxophone Dennis Close - Percussion Jacob Kinniburgh - Percussion J. Walker - Percussion