A precursor of what’s next in store from UK-born/Spanish-residing David Phillips, “Washes Over Me” is a back-to-basics excursion from a guy who isn’t prone to stray far from the basics to start with.
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‘If I Has Wings’ is the work of a multi-talented musician liberating himself from the confines of staying within the lines of one genre to assimilate more ideas.
Here is a review of David Philips’ pretty, ethereal number “Angel” from his upcoming album ‘If I Had Wings.’
The guys at the Dutch outfit Black and Tan Records had been known for bringing notice for overlooked American bluesmen such as James “Boo Boo” Davis, Big George Jackson and Harrison Kennedy. Lately, they’ve been going further by bringing their Delta blues into the 21st century.
This song begins with a stumbling death rattle, all crepuscular menace, and then Dede Priest blurts out the title — and for a moment, it’s unclear, just who’s snot-slinging drunk.
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cydDNQiLl5I&w=420&h=315] Last month we told you about an advance track by elemental Brit expat singer-songwriter David Philips. “A Sailor’s Song” gave much hope that the next album would be as good as his last one The Rooftop Recordings (2011).
[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIs1Lg1qgo0&w=420&h=315] Last year, a British singer-songwriter living in Spain by the name of David Philips made a no-frills record, The Rooftop Recordings, a bare-bones set of home recordings that depended entirely on Philips’ songs
DJ-manufactured dance/electronica/trance stuff isn’t usually my cup of tea, but maybe it’s the lack of good melodies to go along with the grooves. That’s the special advantage of Black And Tan Records’ “miX&dorp” party remixes of blues
Making up tunes and whiling away the hours with an acoustic guitar on a roof terrace of a flat in an exotic locale like Barcelona, Spain seems like a dream way for one to spend their days.
Netherlands-based Black And Tan Records has been doing its part to keep the blues alive since 1998, signing up artists from America and Europe like Boo Boo Davis, Big George Jackson, Billy Jones, Byther Smith,