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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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Twenty-first-century soul man John "JB" Bigham blends the sounds of Stax and the space age on Good Thang. Exploring R&B, rock, pop, and electronica, it's all about love: JB's love for classic soul and blues, love of driving old-school synth-funk bass, and, most important, love for his family. Featured on NPR's "Song of the Day" and highlighted as USA Today's Pick of the Week."What it would be like if the real Stax was making new, real recordings today... Killer stuff."
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