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ock’s Juke Joint is a three volume compilation showcasing contemporary Scottish blues acts and song writing. Available from the bands, Itunes & Amazon.
Volumes 1, 2 & 3 are available from the bands, Amazon, Itunes, Birnam CD, Coda Music and other outlets!
Since their release by Lewis Hamilton Music , the first two volumes of Jock's Juke Joint Vol have been broadcast on over 70 radio shows, including those in the UK, the USA, France, Australia, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and Denmark. Reviews have appeared in Blues Revue (USA), Blues Matters (UK), Blues Magazine (Holland), Blues In Britain (UK), Wasser Prawda (Germany), R2 (UK) with more to come. Paul Jones from BBC Radio 2 aired the opening track of volume 1 and stated he was “eagerly looking forward to receiving this very significant album”.
Jock's Juke Joint Volume 2 was nominated as best album of 2012 by the British Blues Awards while Volume 3 was chosen as the first ever album of the month by the Independent Blues Broadcasters' Association (IBBA) for April 2013.
"Scotland’s status as a breeding ground for the best blues talent is assured through Jock’s Juke Joint" Blues Revue (Vol 1 Review)
"Fantastic, at last a compilation of some of the best blues talent in Scotland. Over the past few years there has been a plethora of exponents of this genre , keeping up the legacy of such greats as Frankie Miller, and this release gives tasters of such talent." Blues Matters (Vol 1 Review)
"A wonderful anthology of what is going on in the blues fields of Scotland. Personally, I was very pleasantly surprised by the quality of what is offered" Blues Magazine (Netherlands)
"When most people think of British blues, they think of England, to London and other such places. But even in the Highlands and cities such as Glasgow and Edinburgh, a versatile and vibrant blues scene has developed..." Wassa Prawda Scotch & Blues feature (Germany)
"Now this is what I call a 'concept album' - 17 tracks united only by love of blues and of the Saltire. Several Scots artists have established themselves on the UK blues-scene in recent years. The next wave hopes this collection will be their springboard... We hear there are further volumes to come. Here's hoping for many more of them!" Blues In Britain (UK)
Scotland has produced some of the finest British blues exponents, not least The Nimmo Brothers, Tam White, Rev Doc and Blues ‘N’ Trouble. This album demonstrates that the production line remains in very good order right across the blues spectrum"
Blues In The North West (Vol 1 Review)
Jock’s Juke Joint is a great purchase for blues fans, a great introduction to a vibrant Scottish scene and a really well picked compilation of very fine music.
Ian McHugh, UKJazz Radio, Tonemonkey, Blues Is The Truth (Vol 1 Review)
"The CD sounds great. I think the concept of pooling Scottish talent is a great idea, it's about time the British blues community started pulling in the same direction!!"
"Judging from the array of talent displayed on this disc it is time for blues music promoters to invest in Scottish talent and help to present them to a far wider audience. This album does not disappoint on any level and no matter what your particular Blues Bag is you will be sure to find something to tickle your fancy"
Tim Elliot, Blues N Trouble
Jock's Juke Joint Vol is available to buy post free at www.lewishamiltonmusic .com via paypal or Cheque. Also at amazon.com and itunes.
1 - Lewis Hamilton
2 - Safehouse
3 - The Blues Devils
4 - Linda Jaxson
5 - The Stumble -
6 - Al Hughes
7 - Leona Rae
8 - GT's Boos Band
9 - The Shiverin' Sheiks
10 - Callum Ingram
11 – Main Street Blues
12 - The Afghan Hounds
13 - Robbie Hill & The Blue 62's
14 - Brian Carpy
15 - Souled Out Blues
16 - John Hunt
17 - Red Pine Timber Company
18 - Harmonica Lewinsky
Vol 2 Tracklist
1 - Blues ‘n’ Trouble
2 - The Kennel Wages
3 - Wang Dang Delta
4 - The 4 Als
5 - Cynthia Gentle and the TrueTones
6 - Binsness Bluesboys
7 - Jed Potts & The Hillman Hunters
8 - John Alexander
9 - Baby Isaac
10 - Richard Young
11 - The Lynsey Dolan Band
12 - The Blueswater
13 - Leah
14 - Hot Tin Roof
15 - Earl Grey and the Loose Leaves
16 - Dougie Burns
17 - The Black Diamond Express
18 - Fraser Speirs & Lewis Hamilton
Vol 1 Tracklist
1 - Stevey Hay's Shades Of Blue
2 - Albany Down
3 - Laura May Gibson Band
4 - The Jenson Interceptors
5 - Lewis Hamilton and The Boogie Brothers
6 - Bare Bones Boogie Band
7 - Gus Munro
8 - Gerry Jablonski and The Electric Band
9 - William Logan
10 - Sleepy Eyes Nelson
11 - The Yahs
12 - Missing Cat
13 - Ruff Cut
14 - Dana Dixon Band
15 - Frank O’Hagan Band
16 - Dead Men’s Shoes
17 - Lovat Houndog Fraser
Over the last fifty years, many renowned blues performers have emerged from Scotland. Early pioneer, Alex Harvey led a generation of blues influenced Scots, including Tam White, Jack Bruce, John Martyn, Frankie Miller and Stone The Crowes. All of these acts experienced success and fame far beyond this small country. The next cycle saw the emergence of Blues N Trouble and Big George & The Business amongst others. In recent years the Nimmo Brothers and Dave Arcari have established themselves on the European blues scene.
Until now there has never been a Scottish blues album. With signs of a new resurgence of the blues in Scotland, we felt this should be rectified. Although it does not feature the esteemed acts mentioned above, Jock’s Juke Joint includes musicians who performed along side them; beside many new emerging talents. It is an exciting time for Scottish Blues with both established musicians and young performers forming great new bands. This collection was put together to showcase the great original material being produced by Scottish blues artists. It is also hoped the collection will provide give Scottish blues a wider profile. We've provided details of each a