Mitch Woods
  Jukebox Drive
El Toro Records
Jukebox Drive - Drunk - Boppin' The Boogie - Blue Light Boogie - Saturday Night Boogie Woogie Man - Blues Hangover - Boogie Woogie Bar-B-Q - Tipitina - Boom Boom - Parchman Farm - Swell Lookin' Babe - Mitch's Boogie

For 20 years Mitch Woods has made quite a name on the blues/jump scene, releasing numerous albums. He also worked with legends such as John Lee Hooker and Earl King to name but two.. His touring led him to Europe where he stopped in Barcelona, Spain. There he met one of the finest gang of blues and jump musicians : The Lazy Jumpers.Together they recorded these fine piece of, you guess it, jumpin' blues, boogie woogie and juicy rhythm and blues. Half of the 12 songs are Woods'originals, but if the credits weren't written, you'd swear these are covers as they perfectly go with the rest of the material. The general inspiration goes from Louis Jordan to Jimmy Liggins, but you also find a straight blues number with Hooker's Boom Boom (not very original idea of cover, but well played so... enjoy), a bit of rock'n'roll (the Little Richard inspired "Swell Lookin' Babe") and on the jazz side a solid six minute version Mose Allison's Parchman Farm.
Another nice addition to El Toro Rhythm & Blues serie and one more evidence of the Lazy Jumpers' talent.
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Fred "Virgil" Turgis