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NOTE: Our second CD, "Back for Seconds" is now available. CLICK HERE for details. For out newest CD, "Bar-BQ Boogie", CLICK HERE.
This professionally recorded studio CD offers a great selection of blues, jump and swing. It has that "good time" feeling of a live performance combined with the technical excellence of a high quality studio recording. Running time is a few seconds under 45 minutes. Recorded on 2" audio tape and mastered under the direction of Ken Murray by professional sound engineer Dave Gehlhar at Selah Recording Studio in Los Alamitos, this is a CD that makes you want to "crank it up".
· You Upset Me*
· The Train Kept A-Rollin'**
· Help the Poor*
· Going to Louisiana (I've Got to Find My Baby)**
· Rack 'em Up*
· Don't You Just Know It**
· Oh Pretty Woman*
· Jump, Jive and Wail**
· Ramblin' On My Mind*
· Howling for my Darlin'**
· The Same Way*
· 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days**
*Vocals: Keith, **Vocals: Ken
To order the CD, please send a check or money order (no cash please) for $15.00. That's just a buck and a quarter a song, and well worth it! For regular 1st class mail in the USA add $1.75 postage. For Priority Mail add $3.85 postage. Outside the USA add $5.00 for air mail postage. Send your order to:
Blues Bar-BQ, 711 Virginia Place, San Marcos, CA 92069
Don't forget to include your return mailing address.
Here are some high quality MP3 samples of four complete songs to whet your appetite. For best results save them to your hard drive before playing them rather than streaming them directly to your player. They are fairly large files to provide good quality sound so they may be somewhat slow to download.
PC--Right Click song link, use "Save Target As" menu item to save to your hard drive. Once loaded, double click song to open your player and play.
Mac--Click on song link and drag to desktop. Once loaded, double click song icon to open your player and play.
SAMPLE 1...You Upset Me (3:17) HIGH QUALITY VERSION (3852 Kb), FAST LOADING VERSION (2311 Kb)
SAMPLE 2...5 months, 2 weeks, 2 days (3:00) HIGH QUALITY VERSION (3517 Kb), FAST LOADING VERSION (2111 Kb)
SAMPLE 3...Howlin' for my Darling (3:38) HIGH QUALITY VERSION (4262 Kb), FAST LOADING VERSION (2558 Kb)
SAMPLE 4...Help the Poor (4:58) HIGH QUALITY VERSION (5823 Kb), FAST LOADING VERSION (3494 Kb)
If you like these, please order the whole CD. The quality will be better, and the other eight songs are just as good.
The personnel in the band when the CD was produced was a little different from the current lineup, although if you like how we sound now, you will also enjoy this CD. Ken Murray, our very talented bass player and lead singer moved to Texas to get away from the hustle of LA. Keith and Mark have also moved on to other bands, but the quality of their musicianship on this CD is totally first rate. Try some of the samples above and you'll see what we mean. Here's the lineup that put together the CD.
Stand-up and Electric Bass, Lead Vocals
years of blues experience. As a
front man, Ken can play to
any crowd from a biker bar to
a wedding party, keeping the patter
entertaining and appropriate for the crowd.
Ken's polished, professional vocals
lead the way backed up by a driving bass
beat on both electric and
Guitar, Harmonica and Lead Vocals
years of nothing but the blues.
Worked the road with Bob Welch
of “Ebony Eyes” fame,
Rick James, Lori Davidson Group,
and many more over the
Guitar, Backup vocals
30 plus years of solid guitar experience. Has appeared with bands like Chris Cain, Johnny Dyer, Little Charlie and the Nightcats, The James Harman Band, Doug MacLeod, Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers, Charlie Musselwhite, Lynnwood Slim and many more. His style mixes stinging Strat and mellow, inventive hollow-body guitar solos. Influences range from Jimi Hendrix to Wes Montgomery.
Piano, Organ, Backup vocals
Boogieman” has been playing
boogie woogie piano for over 40
years starting at the age of 12.
He’s no stranger to the
in a musical family. His mother
played in her own jump, boogie,
swing band, and all of his
brothers also have their own
bands at this time. Recorded his
first record at the age of 16.
numerous projects such as Big
Band, Country, Rock and Blues.
He has played at the Original
Crazy Horse, BB King’s, Irvine
Meadows, many television
To arrange for Blues Bar-BQ to play at your event, club, party or wedding, call:
(714) 334-6476 (L.A., Orange, Riverside Counties)
(760) 727-2001 (San Diego County)