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Blues Again! - French Blues Magazine

Blues Again! - French Blues Magazine

Billy Jones Bluez I’m A Bluesman

Genre musical: Songwriting blues Label : AMERICAN BLUES RECORDING COMPAGNIE Distributeur : CD BABY, myspace.com/billyjonesbluez

Billy Jones porte un nom tellement anodin qu’on ne le retient jamais et ce serait vraiment dommage de passer à côté. Billy Jones a toutes les grâces ! Une ampleur vocale et instrumentale (guitare) enveloppante, un sens de la mélodie sans surcharge, juste l’inflexion essentielle qui rend l’invitation tentante. Bref, il chante et joue comme une bête. Le blues classique, il sait faire (‘The Iceman’), mais ce n’est pas vraiment son propos. Notre homme est plutôt positionné sur le message. Sa voix athlétique circule avec aisance dans les larges clairevoies de la rythmique. C’est du Billy Jones pour Billy Jones. Côté style, on pourrait tenter « blues-rock suave », faute de mieux, une tentative d’étiquetage ne reflétant pas toute l’énergie qui est contractée dans ce quatrième ou cinquième album. La grâce de Billy Jones, c’est ce perpétuel glissement des genres auquel il s’adonne avec pudeur, et qui le rend si difficile à définir de façon suffisante. Les rythmiques ont parfois la complexité savante du reggae (‘Love Nobody Else’) sur une base discrètement funk, émaillée d’effets plus modernes, des gimmicks hip-hop, voire arenbi(l’orgue emphatique d’ ‘I’m A Bluesman’, mixé comme une section de cordes). La guitare peut jouer, elle aussi, l’épisode symphonique, presque comme un mouvement d’orchestre, en montant ses ponts. Le reste de la distribution donne : Corey Bray pour les claviers, Derrick Kendricks et Palmalee Byrd pour les basses, Rickey Martin (!) et Reginald Hammeth pour les batteries. Christian Casoni

Chicago Examiner and European Blues Magazine cd reviews:

Chicago Examiner cd review: Billy Jones Bluez - I'm A Bluesman http://www.examiner.com/article/billy-jones-bluez-i-m-a-bluesman?cid=rss Listen Now! ...new cd ...I'm A Bluesman http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/billyjonesbluez2 French Blues Magazine cd review: http://www.bluesagain.com/p_selection/selection%200413.html

"This guy has what it takes ...the music oozes sexuality ...he is totally his own man with a show-stopping style!"


Modern and traditional southern soul, funk/rock and urban contemporary blues.

"...the times and travels of an american bluesman."

SOUL-PATROL.com PRESS RELEASE : "As you all know, in my humble opinion, Billy Jones is one of the most compelling artists around on today's NuBlues music scene. For his latest album, he has put together a collection of his best songs on a single album called "The Billy Jones Story." This is something that I wish more artists should do with some of the outstanding music they have released and I am glad to see that Billy has taken that step. Look for 5 or 6 of these songs to make appearances on BOTH Blues @ RadioIO.com and NuSoul @ RadioIO.com in the coming weeks. In the meanwhile, check out some of his music at any one of his numerous websites, listed below." Bob Davis earthjuice@prodigy.net bobdavis@radioio.com 609-351-0154 ------------------ Co-Founder www.soul-patrol.com Hip Hop and Soul Music Director www.radioio.com

...a note from Billy Jones : http://myspace.com/billyjonesbluez "Hello Reverbnation friends and fellow blues & soul music lovers, I am proud to present to you for your consideration, my latest musical effort. This cd is a compilation of 15 of my favorite songs. There are both live performances and studio recordings on this cd. The stories that I tell on this album are true, and I like to think of this project as a "from the streets" report on present-day life in the inner city. The subject matter ranges from romantic intricacies to drug addiction. It is my hope to say something that is relevant to the contemporary urban audience, and to re-introduce the young listener to the music of our heritage in a format that they can appreciate. ...it's the story of my life. This is my vision of "blues" for the 21st century. ...I hope that you will enjoy it! ...it has been a labor of love. And so I am pleased to present to you...." The Billy Jones Story ...the times and travels of an american bluesman. Only The Hits! 1. Personal Manager - Live! 2. my Hometown 3. Bluez Comes Callin' 4. Revolution Bluez 5. Marry My Mother-in-law 6. Crystal 7. Never Let You Go 8. Doin' Alright Again 9. Here With You 10. Cemetary Bluez 11. Deal Wit' Da' Devil 12. Ain't Good Lookin' 13. Come Back Tonight !4. Anything You Say 15. You Upset My Soul billyjonesbluez@aol.com phone : 501-372-4998 The NEW American Bluesman : The Urbanization of Delta Blues http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=32550 songwriter, actor, guitar/vocal, entertainer "what really got to me were the lyrics. ...it is “blues” transformed, updated and urbanized."

Taking Blues to New Places with R&B, Soul, & Urban Style : "Exquisite Modern and Traditional Blues and Neo-Soul by one of the most talented artists on the contemporary scene. Billy Jones is a young, genius-level, totally charismatic veteran who shows all the signs of becoming as big or bigger than Buddy Guy. This young man has enormous talents." "One of the very Best Authentic Modern Blues and Soul albums in recent memory." http://www.realbluesmagazine.com/