'BLUES NEVER LIES' is a very particular project by JAKE CALYPSO Recorded on the 'Mississippi' roads with just a guitar or harmonica between October 7 and 23th, 2016.
And now it's an upcoming album under the name LONELY JAKE after a long reflection during the lockdown and Covid-19 time.
Something new is born.
Upocoming gigs, a facebook page, official videos & this 1st album in a cover in the format of a 45 rpm & maybe with an added DVD including many footages around Missisisippi.
About the recording, all songs were recorded in Mississippi.
1 - 'A Cotton Field Day' were recorded in a cotton field in Bobo. It's the Junior Parker birth place.
2 - 'The Dark Side Blues' were recorded front a church in Avalon where Mississippi John Hurt lived & died.
3 - 'Aberdeen Tupelo' were recorded' during the night in Tupelo on the steps of the house where Elvis was born in 1935 & lived till 1948. You can hear the Tupelo train.
4 - 'Neighbors' were recorded in Greenwood near the Robert Johnson grave.
5 - 'Bad Morning Blues' were recorded in Lula, a small town at the 49 & 61 crossroads.
6 - 'Cause I Feel So Bad' were recorded an empty silo near West-Point, the Howlin' Wolf hometown.
7 - 'Pairie Blues' were recorded a rainy day near the Sonny Boy Williamson grave, Prairie Rd Cemetery Tutwiler.
8 - 'Crying Blues' were recorded in Holly Ridge near the Charley Patton grave. You can hear the cotton factory sound near the cemetery.
9 - 'Tell The Truth Or Go Away' was recorded front Aikei Pro's Record Shop in Holly Springs. A young man present then makes the guitar chorus with his voice.
10 - 'Po Monkey Blues' was records on the steps of Po Monkey Jukejoint at Merigold. The guitar was play with a little piece of wood. Willie "Po 'Monkey" Seaberry just died a few days ago.
11 - 'The Mound' written in Vance Mississippi, John Lee Hooker birth place but recorded in a hotel room Jackson Tennessee.
12 - 'Broken Heart Blues' were recorded near the Dockery Farm Cleveland MS, a plantation where the Delta Blues with Charley Patton.
13 - 'Gasoline Blues' were recorded in Crawford, the Big Joe Williams birth place.
14 - '50 Miles Blues' were recorded on the railroad tracks in Lyon Mississippi, This town is the Son House birth place.
A 2nd guitar, kick or moanin' voice has been added on some songs, sometimes in a hotel room in Mississippi or Tennessee or later in the Jake Calypso Shack.
The crunches are also voluntarily added to recall the 78 we discovered for the first time as well.
You can follow Jake Calypso on his official website :
Avalon - The Dark Side Blues
Lula - Bad Morning Blues
Lyon - 50 Miles Blues
Swamp in Lafayette - Music The Dark Side Blues
Bobo - A Cotton Field Day