Walking To New Orleans
Here it is!
first recordings of the exciting, soulful, JB Davis!
You ve heard him in New Orleans on Bourbon Street for ten
years, now you can take him home with you!
At least, you can take home some of the songs that you loved
to hear JB sing.
influences of Sam Cooke, Ray Charles, BB King, Bobby Blue Bland, Otis Redding.
Songs all recorded with great musicians who really love the blues!
This is a blues lovers CD, plus the great Rhythm & Blues
songs that helped shape popular music all over the world.
Born in Mobile, Alabama,
May 26, 1944, JB s mother moved to Moss Point, Mississippi
when JB was still a baby.
up with his musical tastes being formed by listening to Sam Cooke, Ray Charles,
BB King and all the great Mississippi blues singers, it is no surprise that
all of those influences are heard in JB s music.
Singing is a gift from the Almighty in
JB s case.
No formal musical
training, the talent was always there.
JB plays piano for many hours in Bourbon Street night clubs, and his
strength as a singer comes entertaining audiences late in the night, early
into the morning!
One has to
have a great love of the music to be able to perform the long hours that are
required on Bourbon Street, but those long hours have helped JB to develop
a repertoire of “crowd pleaser songs!
The songs on this album are a good representation of the variety of
material that has become the back bone of American music.
From Sweet Home Chicago, to What A Wonderful
World, Sitting On The Dock Of The Bay, and House Of The Rising Sun, JB “Brings
It On Home with great style.
This album was recorded with the help of some great New
Orleans musicians, all veterans of the blues, lovers of the music that they
The drummer on 8 of the
songs is the exciting Darrel Brown, son of Harold Brown, one of the founders
Darrel adds his rhythmic
ideas to the gumbo.
Big Tom Williams
is the drummer for four songs, and his power is obvious.
Tom has been working with Rooster &
The Chicken Hawks for several years on Bourbon Street and can be heard on
the new Veda Love album.
Nethercutt adds his “two songs worth with trombone solos on Wonderful World
and St James Infirmary.
a veteran of the Sound Of New Orleans All Star Brass Band, along with his
many other credits.
who produced this album, insures the stability of the rhythm section on bass.
A good blues album needs a good blues guitar player.
Allen “AlPo Poche is another long term Bourbon Street musician,
and is arguably the finest lead guitar player in New Orleans.
Listen to Li l Red Rooster for a sample
of slide guitar that will make you look for the new AlPo album!
Allen also appears on the latest GG Shinn
album “You Can Never Keep A Good Man Down soon to be released on Sound Of
But, for the time
being, you can hear him with JB Davis.
Saxophone fits well with the songs that
JB Davis chose for this album, and the saxophonist of choice in New Orleans
for many years has been Jerry Jumonville!
The solos that Jerry plays on JB s songs are worth the price of the
Truly, a musicians musician
and great arranger.
The skillful mixing talents of Grammy Award winning engineer,
Gordon Shryock, put the sound in the right spot.
Gordon was assisted by Robert Wilson,
veteran of the Ike Turner band,.
This is a great combination of talent and love, and something
worth talking about and certainly something worth hearing!
1. I ve Got Little Red Rooster. 3:09
3. I m Walking To New Orleans. 3:34
4. Everyday I Have The Blues. 3:02
5. St. James Infirmary Blues.
6. Unchain My Heart. 3:52 *
7. What A
8. Sweet Home Chicago. 3:45
9. Bring It On Home To Me. 3:47
10. Stormy Monday Blues. 3:19
11. If You Love Me Like You Say. 2:52
12. House of the Rising Sun. 4:42 *
Guitar solos- Allen “AlPo Poche
Drums-Darrel Brown, except * Tom Williams
Bass & Guitar- Gary Edwards
Saxophone- Jerry Jumonville
Recorded at Sound Of New Orleans Studio
Tracking engineer-Gary Edwards
Digital Editing-Joe Doherty @ DRR