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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Laurie Jane and The 45's new release "Late Last Night...Elixir of Sara Martin"



Louisville, Kentucky's Laurie Jane and The 45's find themselves walking new paths that are at the same time as familiar as turning down the street to home on "Late Last Night," their new release on Down in the Alley Records.

The goal of Laurie Jane and The 45's is to revive the work of Louisville's prohibition-era blues singer Sara Martin. But they're not doing it in a purist way: Instead of trying to capture every nuance of music that's nearly a century old, the group reaches out to deliver Sara's music in the same way the great British rock bands introduced most of us to the blues. Sara's words ring true through the careful, thoughtful delivery of Laurie Jane's vocals, while the band's Southern soul shines with layers of rich horns, cascading guitars and their trademark raucous rhythms.

TRACK LIST:
1. LATE LAST NIGHT (Sara Martin) 2:55
2. ACHIN' HEARTED BLUES
(Clarence Williams, Spencer Williams, Clarence Johnson) 3:12
3. BLIND MAN BLUES (Eddie Green and Billie McLauren) 4:18
4. STRANGE LOVIN' BLUES (Sara Martin) 2:34
5. SUGAR BLUES (Clarence Williams) 2:47
6. MY MAN BLUES (Sara Martin) 4:31
7. JOE TURNER BLUES (W.C. Handy) 3:45
8. CAN'T FIND NOBODY TO DO LIKE MY
DADDY DO (Sylvester Weaver) 3:02
9. PLEADING BLUES (Sara Martin) 2:49
10. ATLANTA BLUES (W.C. Handy and Dave Elman) 2:31
11. I'M GONNA BE A LOVIN' OLD SOUL
(Sara Martin and Clifford Hayes) 4:43
12. 'TAIN'T NOBODY'S BUS'NESS IF I DO
(Everett Robbins and Porter Granger) 4:23




Laurie has a lovely classic, clear voice that comes across the airwaves strong and true to the style of music she sings. Her sweet voice, her easy style, and her graceful presence could easily fit into the era where vocalists really sang, conscious of tone and feel.” - Susan O'Neil, Louisville Music News

Damn decent blues & soul & rock, sometimes pounding, honed by the everyday world, without hocus-pocus, sometimes tenderly.” - Jens Sienknecht, Lebensfreundschaft Rock N Roll

An interesting band who meld the sounds of big-city blues from the ‘50s with jazz and high-energy rockabilly and soul into a package that’s totally their own.”
- Marty Gunther, Blues Blast Magazine




MUSICIANS:
Cort Duggins – Guitars, piano
Scott Dugdale – Drums
Jason Embry – Bass
Laurie Jane Duggins – Vocals
Brian “Boss” Hogg – Saxophone
Special Guests: Screamin' John Hawkins – Guitar
Eric Snyder - Trumpet

Marty's review: Laurie Jane and the 45's have delivered in a big way with this tribute to Louisville's blues original Sara Martin. Combining traditional blues with contemporary soul and raunch this outstanding release comes together seamlessly and shines throughout. With dynamic and flawless vocals from Laurie Jane backed by the upbeat and rollicking 45's, each track is expertly played and will have you up and dancing with ease.

official website: https://www.lauriejaneandthe45s.com

LABEL

www.downinthealleyrecords.com