Ben Hunter, Phil Wiggins and Joe Seamons – A Black and Tan Ball

  • August 23, 2017

After garnering critical acclaim from their 2016 International Blues Challenge win, Seattle roots duo Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons are back with their latest sensational blues album, A Black and Tan Ball. This 13-track collection features vocals and instrumentals from harmonica legend Phil Wiggins as well as reinterpretations of blues, jazz and folk standards from artists like Lead Belly, Louis Armstrong, and Duke Ellington. A few highlights include: the first single – a soulful, melancholy cover of Leroy Carr’s “Longin’ For My Sugar”; the traditional instrumental “Shanghai Rooster and The Dominicker Hen”; the lively “Guitar Rag”; Leadbelly’s “Poor Howard”; the Duke Ellington classic “Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me”; Louis Armstrong’s “Struttin’ With Some Barbeque”; and their version of the traditional folk song “John Henry.” To quote the band, “The album is the result of that friendship, our commitment to celebrating the wide range of American styles available to any songster, and the joy of sharing those musical styles across generations.” – Written by JFelton



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