Heather B Blues
CD for sale:
Heather and The Nearly Homeless Blues Band: Live in the Studio
The Nearly Homeless Blues Band comprises: Heather Banker, vocals and rhythm
guitar; Jack Cook, rhythm and lead guitar; Dave Hudson, drums; Guy Quintino,
string bass, and Hugh Sutton, piano. “Nearly Homeless” describes the situation of
These tunes represent our country’s rich blues legacy, rarely appreciated here in the U.S.,
and actually more highly valued elsewhere. For example, Bob West’s Arcola Records catalogue
Our band is fortunate to have Bob’s support in this effort. Both he and our lead guitarist, Jack Cook, have expanded the band’s knowledge of early blues recordings.
“Don’t Advertise Your Man” was first recorded by Clara Smith in 1924 and again
by Mamie Smith in 1931. Guitarist Cook introduced the other band members to
the recordings of Merline Johnson (The Yas Yas Girl), a 1930’s vocalist with a large
This CD was recorded live in two different sessions. The first was originally intended to be a practice at bassist Guy Quintino’s studio. The second was at Kearny Barton’s legendary Audio Recording Inc. studio, most famous as the site of Jimi Hendrix’s first recording session. Both sessions were recorded with vintage equipment, on-the-spot mixing, and an absence of over-dubbing, to produce a sound as close to a live concert as possible.
The Nearly Homeless Blues Band will continue to do its patriotic duty to bring this material to light, and to produce positive clean-burning blues! Here’s to achieving Peace, Freedom, Health, and a Home for Everyone on Earth!
CD release party will be announced after the holidays.
1. STORMY WEATHER (Harold Arlen, Lyrics by Ted Koehler) 3:00
Heather Banker :: vocals, guitar
Tracks 1, 4, 6, 9, 10 recorded by Kearny Barton
Mycola Records © 2007
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