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Way Back Home

With a repertoire rooted in the funky sounds of 50’s New Orleans r’n’b, through the classic Memphis soul years and with a touch of 40’s piano boogie, Bridie King has an ear for great music that is reflected everytime she fronts a piano keyboard and is reflected beautifully on her brand new CD Way Back Home.

Bridie’s band The Boogie Kings has a reputation as the best finishing school in town for any singer or player who really wants to get deep into Southern style blues.

Way Back Home is a new and exciting way forward, deeply rooted in the bed rock of the down-home tradition. The format of piano trio plus vocal trio draws on the tradition of the Ramsey Lewis Trio, Young Holt Unlimited and the Ike and Tina Turner Review, but delivers it in a dynamic new way. CDs are distrubted by Trailblazer nationwide - for a list of outlets see the home page. Available soon through iTunes.

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The Tracks

1. Piano Player Blues -- (Dorothy Donegan)

2. Tossin’ and Turnin’ -- (Malou Rene & Ritchie Adams)

3. Bono -- (Allen Toussaint)

4. The Way You Love Me -- (Ike Turner)

5. How Long Blues
-- (Jimmy Yancey)

6. Make Room -- (Perfection)

7. Way Back Home -- (Felder, Bristol & Knight)

8. Everyday Will Be Like A Holiday -- (William Bell)

9. Black Angel -- (Ike Turner)

10. Say You Will -- (Leon Russell)

11. Love is the Only Thing -- (J.Leslie McFarland)

12. Island in the Sun -- (Leon Russell)

 

Available from good record shops (see home page for full list) or through:
Trailblazer Records
12A Pilley Street
East St Kilda 3183
Victoria Australia
Phone: (03) 9510 1435

 

My Blues

This was the first album to put Bridie King in the musical spotlight as a band leader and featured instrumentalist. As such it's an important milestone in the recording of Australian Blues Music. What makes this album special is that every track keeps Bridie King's piano playing right at the centre of what's going on. There's a huge variety of blues and boogie styles on this album, but every one of them is 100% pure Bridie King.

The CD has been re-pressed and in now available through Bridie King or Trailblazer Records (03 9510 1435). 

 

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The Tracks

1. Jivin' At The Bridge -- (Bridie King/Ray Beadle)
Bridie King - piano; Ray Beadle - 1952 Gibson acoustic guitar - Download a sample of Jivin' At The Bridge

2. Papa Yancey Goes To Church -- (Bridie King)
Bridie King - piano

3. Piano Frenzy -- (Bridie King, published by Warner Bros)
Bridie King - piano; Ray Beadle - electic guitar; Rosscoe Clark - drums; Rowan Lane - 5 string electric bass

4. Slow Down -- (Royster/Jordon, published by MCA Music/BMI)
Bridie King - piano; Ray Beadle - vocal & electic guitar; Rosscoe Clark - drums; Rowan Lane - 5 string electric bass

5. Cat Walk
-- (Lee Roy Parnell/Flaco Jimenez)
Bridie King - piano; Ray Beadle - electic guitar; Rosscoe Clark - drums; Rowan Lane - 5 string electric bass

6. Share What You Got -- (William Bell/Steve Cropper/David Porter)
Bridie King - piano; Clive Suares - vocal; Ray Beadle - electic guitar; Rosscoe Clark - drums; Rowan Lane - 5 string electric bass

7. My Blues -- (Bridie King)
Bridie King - piano; Ray Beadle - electic guitar; Rosscoe Clark - drums; Rowan Lane - 5 string electric bass

8. Brickyard Blues -- (Allen Toussaint)
Bridie King - piano; Wayne Jury - vocal

9. Hello My Lover -- (Allen Toussaint)
Bridie King - piano; Sally King - vocal

10. After Hours -- ( H.Parish/R.Bruce/B.Feyne)
Bridie King - piano; Ray Beadle - electic guitar; Rosscoe Clark - drums; Rowan Lane - 5 string electric bass

11. Straight Tequila -- (Chris Cain)
Bridie King - piano; Ray Beadle - vocal & electic guitar; Rosscoe Clark - drums; Rowan Lane - 5 string electric bass

12. Big Chief -- (Earl King)
Bridie King - piano; Wayne Jury - vocal; Ray Beadle - electic guitar; Rosscoe Clark - drums; Rowan Lane - 5 string electric bass

13. River's Invitation -- (Percy Mayfield, arranged by James Booker)
Bridie King - piano; Ray Beadle - electic guitar; Rosscoe Clark - drums; Rowan Lane - 5 string electric bass

 

Available from good record shops in Sydney & Melbourne or through:
Trailblazer Records
12A Pilley Street
East St Kilda 3183
Victoria Australia
Phone: (03) 9510 1435

 

Previous Recordings


  • 'The Best of the Inner West'
    - (with The Ratbags of Rhythm)

  • 'Hippocracy' - (with The Hippos)- Warner Bros(WEA)
    1. Tell It To The Jury
    2. Dark Age
    3. The Tiny Blues
    4. Breakin' Up Somebody's Home
    5. Rodent Operative
    6. One More Heartache
    7. I Don't Know
    8. Piano Frenzy
    9. Dance Doesn't Stop
    10. Harlem Nocturne

  • 'Hippocalypse' - (with The Hippos)- Warner Bros(WEA)
    1. Time And Motion
    2. Drinking On The Job
    3. Name Of The Game
    4. Eat At Home
    5. Place In Line
    6. Naver Be The Same
    7. Ded Fred
    8. I Can't Hear You
    9. Too Scared To Go Home
    10. A Dog Wouldn't Do Me
    11. Horror Smash
    12. Ain't For Pleasin'
    13. Blues For Bedtime
    14. Walkin' Talkin'
    15. Puppy Fat

  • The Hippos at Albert Studios, 1986 - (unreleased)
    1. Bad Influence
    2. One More Heartache
    3. Can't Get Next To You
    4. Weekend
    5. Dreams To Remember
    6. Woman Don't Go Astray