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Don’t look now, but the Claudettes have been implicated in a Dance Scandal at the Gymnasium! That’s the title of the band’s thoroughly untamed new album, their fourth release (and third full-length) on Yellow Dog Records. have self-produced thus far, but this time they accepted Mark Neill’s invitation to come down to his storied Soil of the South studio in Valdosta, GA. Mark won a Grammy as producer of the Black Keys’ biggest album, “Brothers,” and has helmed acclaimed releases by Paladins, Los Straitjackets, Old 97’s, J.D. McPherson and many more.
Dance Scandal is rootsy like the Cramps and Violent Femmes were rootsy — that is to say, this is a “Roots Gone Wild” affair, anchored in blues, soul and jazz but punked-out, fuzzed-out… a knockout… listen and pre-order HERE!
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He played on B.B. King's first recording, taught Elvis how to dance, and tore up the Big Apple in the heyday of bop. Now Calvin Newborn releases an all-new album of his own distinctive mix of Memphis jazz and blues."One of the music's secret weapons, a player with savvy and soul whose name is passed around the in crowd like a precious gift... this disc is a guitar-player's dream, one that has been a long time coming and won't soon be forgotten."
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