Jo´ Buddy - Lead & Backing Vocals & Electric Guitar
Down Home King III - Drums & Percussion
"I've got to say that your duo CD has been an inspiration to me. I really dig the sound and the playing. You are one of maybe 2-3 living roots/blues artists who actually gets me inspired."
RICK HOLMSTROM, Los Angeles, CA. USA (2006)
Jo´ Buddy & Down Home King III - their worldwide acclaimed debut CD now available at rootscd.com
Singer-guitarist-songwriter Jo´ Buddy & his drummer wizard Down Home King III
have released their Grits & Rattles-debut album. Its musical journey is rich and
today exceptional delicious roots-gumbo. It has been cooked little by little over 10
years with only refreshing all natural spices like Ragtime, Down Home Blues,
Swamp Boogie, Gospel, New Orleans R & B, Zydeco, Ska, Country, Rockabilly,
Garage Rock, Soul...served the way, that represents their own world-class.
All 12 songs of the CD´s are originals.
This is Jo´ Buddy´s debut solo album & as well as his 30th release which he
appears on, this time with an exceptionally line-up, using only a drummer
as backing up band!
Cd has been recorded 100 % live without any overdubs, in the countryside
of their home town Tampere in Southern Finland.
You may already know or remember Jo´ Buddy (aka Jussi Raulamo) who has been rockin´ for
over 25 years in more than 2.000 shows in 10 countries in Europe & Northern America: from solo to
big bands & from frontman to sideman in his previous or current line-ups like City Shakers (1983),
One O´Clock Humph (1985-98), Groovy Eyes (1993-), Crawfish Kings (1995-96),
Tiny Tones (1998-), Cajun du Nord (1997-98) or Helge Tallqvist Band (2004-)...
He has also played with following internationally respected artists like;
Maceo Parker & The Horny Horns, Howard "Louie Bluie" Armstrong, Lazy Lester,
Eddy Clearwater, Louisiana Red, Oliver "La La" Morgan, Jim Kweskin, Mr. Johnnie Billington,
Chris Thomas King, Kim Wilson, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Gene Taylor, Doyle Bramhall Sr.,
Junior Watson, Rick Holmstrom, Larry Taylor, Richard Innes, Fred Kaplan, Jeff Turmes,
Wes Starr, Paul "Li´l Buck" Senegal, Carlos Guitarlos, Speedy Parks, Lurrie Bell, Doug McLeod, Buddy Reed,
Sven Zetterberg, Knut Reiersrud Band, Seasick Steve, Bill Sims, Travis Haddix, Bob Brozman,
T.J. Wheeler, Lynwood Slim, R.J. Mischo, Doug Jay, Guy Forsyth, Rockin´ Jake, Harry Banks,
Papa Dan & Mr. Jo, Diz Watson & Tony Uter, Two Timers, The Radio Kings, Brian Cober,
Danny Marks, Ulf Sandström(of Jump4Joy), Knock Out Greg & Blue Weather, Micke & Lefty,
Jussi & Eero Raittinen, Janne Haavisto & Tom Nyman(of Laika & Cosmonauts)
Black River Bluesman, Wentus Blues Band, Erja Lyytinen & Davide Floreno,...
Jo´ Buddy (41) on vocals & guitar sings soulfully, plays rhythm and simultaneously solo and
bass-lines with his low tuned architop guitar (thru his old tuberadio amp!),
while his back up band Down Home King III (26) on drums & percussion conjures irresistably
free & easy rockin´ hip-shakin´ grooves...They are just TWO GUYS NOTHIN´ MO´ and irrespective
their 16 year of age difference they can undoubtedly make their own full band sound.
Their approach is hypnotic, raw, down to earth and laidback. They are mixin´ up inspiringly almost
forgotten older & more recent Deep South´s traditions from the 20th century up to now, filtered
in a way that no one else is doing anymore. Beware!!! Their tone, feeling & approach moves you
into groove & leaves the house in a trance!!!
Check out & enjoy the fruitful meeting of two generations!!!
Rate This CD!
1. Down Home Run
2. I Wonder How Long?
3. They Call Me Jo´ Buddy
4. Boozoo´s Gone
5. (Low Down) Foolin´ Game
6. Goin´ Back To The Country
8. All That (Rockin´) Jazz
9. Come Back Baby
10. Oh, What A Sunny Day
11. Beyond Bound
12. Grateful >> Play CD >>
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"He´s one of the best guitar players in the world today!"
JUNIOR WATSON, Los Angeles, CA. USA (2002)
"A real lowdown bluesman!"
KIM WILSON of The Fabulous Thunderbirds, USA (2003)
"The best European singer I've ever heard & very talented guitar player!"
JERRY W. BROCK - Louisiana Music Factory, New Orleans, LA. USA (1995)
"One of the World´s most talented roots music distillers!"
MIKKO AALTONEN, (The Editor of) Rumba Magazine, FINLAND (2006)
"I´m gonna buy myself a tuberadio, too!"
ROY GAINES, Los Angeles, CA. USA (2000)
"He´s very outstanding musician with a flair of showmanship."
LENNY STOUTE, Toronto Star, CANADA (1995)
"The best I´ve seen live for years."
WILKO JOHNSON, London, ENGLAND (2006)
"He isn´t only internationally a first-class guitarist but also an exceptionally soulful singer, who´s deep but easy downhome approach is in these northern latitudes strictly in it's own class as well as his sense of style and tone quality."
JUSSI NIEMI - Soundi Magazine, FINLAND (1996)