Future Blues: A Celebration of Paramount Records, is a debut album for Larchmont Recordings, founded by industry veterans, Joe Ferry and Charlie B. Dahan.This album is a compilation of roots artists performing songs previously released by ground-breaking Paramount record Company.
Paramount is known for top talents in blues and roots recordings: Charley Patton, Blind Lemon Jefferson and Ma Rainey to name a few.Bordering on Bluegrass, Delta Blues and front porch crooning, augmented with a little rock-a-billy, these songs will keep the listener nodding his head, keeping time with the tunes. A splendid group of talents cover the spectrum of blues.Been On the Job Too Long is performed by Rhonda Vincent in a bluegrass style.Irish music fiddler, Eileen Ivers and singer Tommy McDonald do their interpretation of Henry Sims’ Farrell BluesMister Man, part 1 and Lousie Johnson’s On the Wall are performed by Sue Foley, with her masterful voice.That’ll Never Happen No More gets an extra kick from Michael Hill’s soulful voice and hot guitar.Ma Rainey’s Don’t Fish in My Sea is performed by Deanna Bogart, who pumps it up a notch with her vocals.Plenty of variety is stirred into the mix with Langhorne Slim’s rendition of Willie Brown’s Future Blues.Shake It and Break It is performed by blues revivalist duo The Hellhounds.Ma Rainey’s C.C. rider Blues is pumped out by the Blues Rockets, one of New York’s hot blues band.Louise Johnson’s On the Wall is performed by Kathryn Raio, one of the fastest rising session singers in New York City.This album will pump up the spirit, bring the listener back to the roots of blues and bluegrass.Producer Joe Ferry is head of the Studio Production program at Purchase College. He has produced records for Dr. John, Art Blakey and David Sanborn.Charlie Dahan teaches at Oneonta State College. He has been responsible for release, recordings by Anders Osborne (with Jonny Lang and Keb Mo), Alvin Youngblood Hart and John Hammond.