Mike Whellans - Swingtime Johnny Red

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Scottish bluesman Mike Whellans has a long and dedicated musical background, with interests in jazz, folk & Scottish traditional music (an ex 'Boy of the Lough' and musical sidekick to Shetland fiddler Aly Bain), but his first and greatest love is the blues. His high energy style and raw, gutsy form of music has thrilled audiences all over the world.

90% of this album is made up of Mike's own songs, recorded simply & quickly with a few friends to capture the excitement of his performance & let his music shine through.

"This Denmark-based Scot is a genuine virtuoso, excelling on harp, guitar and particularly vocal percussion ... ten of the tracks are originals - tough, gutsy blues and rock R'n'B"

"Whellans is a consummate bluesman: a brilliant songwriter, a sharp singer, and a mean hand at the guitar and harp. Think of him as Jimmy Reed or Willie Dixon transplanted from Lake Michigan to the shores of Loch Lomond"  

Track list:
1. Living In A Nightmare
2. Sweet Little Jenny
3. Same Sweet Thing
4. Down And Outa Hand
5. Movers And Shakers
6. Howling For My Baby
7. Swingtime Johnny Red
8. Thinking About You Baby
9. Too Close For Comfort
10. Sweet Suspicion
11. Chicago And Southside
12. Desperate Desire

Artists on this album:
Mike Whellans
Colin Browne
Foss Paterson
Martin Foster

Further Information:
Released in 1990

Temple Records Catalogue Number:
CD - COMD 2036
Download - DD 2036

Produced by Robin Morton

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