Album release: Johnny Mastro & Mama’s Boys – Elmore James for President (Continental Blue Heaven, 26 February 2021)
Powerful, heavy & bluesy! People say it’s the toughest sounding band around. The band with the original, reckless sound hails from New Orleans, LA. Johnny leads the ensemble and has racked up 13 records, countless festival appearances, over 35 European tours in 15 countries, a feature in a 2013 film as well as recording for the BBC in London, German National Radio in Bremen, and Belgian National Radio in Brussels.
Elmore James (1918-1963) was an American musician that had popularity, deep soul and an energy that makes his music sound fresh today. JMMB’s 13 song new recording keeps that American spirit alive. Powerful, heavy & bluesy!
JMMBs music is a blend of new and old at the same time. Roots run deep as Johnny spent 16 years (and Smoke 6 years) at the blues’ shrine “Babe’s & Ricky’s Inn” under the tutelage of Laura Mae “Mama” Gross. She taught them the only color that mattered was blue and encouraged them to develop their own, loose sound. The results are apparent at every show and every recording “Mama’s Boys” make.
RECORDED LIVE AT MUSIC SHED IN NEW ORLEANS, LA, USA AUG 2019.
Johnny Mastro & Mama’s Boys
Elmore James for President
Label: Continental Blue Heaven
Release date: 26 February 2021
1) Elmore James For President (2:31)
2) Red Guitar (3:19)
3) See You In The Evening (4:11)
4) Child Wolf (3:19)
5) If You Think I’ve Lost You (3:28)
6) Wildman Call (3:09)
7) Last Dance In Memphis (3:55)
8) Baby Don’t Worry (1:39)
9) Rampart Street (2:33)
10) Like Marie Laveau (2:51)
11) One More Time (3:40)
12) Bottle Won’t Save You (3:17)
13) Little Freddie Is King (3:04)
Johnny Mastro & Mama’s Boys Online : www.johnnymastro.com