Bongo Boy Records Backroom Blues Volume Three is a compilation release of 10 Blues songs by 9 International recording artists. The first song is by members of the British band The Yardbirds. Jim McCarty and Top Topham bring us the leading track on Backroom Blues Volume Three. Top was the original lead guitarist for The Yardbirds, but was forced to leave the band when they turned pro. His parents wanted him to stay in school. But 50 years later Top is BACK in The Yardbirds here on this track. Recorded in London, England 1990. Remastered. Second song is a Delta Juke Joint song by Plainfield Slim, award winning recording artist brings with an exclusive new release “The Ringing Phone”. Third song is by Mia Moravis with The Trevor Sewell Band they are Award-winning songwriters and Bongo Boy Records artists, that united with award-winning musicians to deliver "Work Me Baby", a rockin', rompin' dance hall Blues original by Gar Francis. Song 4 and 8 are by Big Bone Daddy a SMOKIN' Rock & Blues band from The USA. There Blues songs "Can You Tell Me" and "Luv Me Up” are featured here on Volume Three and Big Bone Daddy is also featured on Backroom Blues Volume One and Backroom Blues Volume Two which are available here for download as well.
Next up is C.C. Bronson and her Blues song "Must Be Somethin' Going On". This Blues song and its delivery is a welcoming addition to this hot smokin' compilation. C.C. Bronson influences range from her mother Ruby Lee a church musician to Ray Charles to Etta James, B B King, Tina Turner, Tracy Chapman, Aretha Franklin, Buddy Guy and so many others. It is clearly noticed when you hear this song. Next is from New Jersey, Alvin Madison featuring Plainfield Slim "Still The Same Young Man" a Chicago Blues song written by Gar Francis aka Plainfield Slim for Blues singer Alvin Madsion. This song is a faster Blues with a steady beat, lots of energy. Great instrumental 3/4 into the song. In General a very happy Blues song with a catchy beat and lyrics.
At No. 7 comes Lisa Coppola; a dedicated, ambitious and gifted singer/songwriter. She is a lifelong Jersey Girl with a four and a half octave vocal range. Lisa has a passion for music and has developed a style that blurs the lines between love-gone-bad country and heartfelt, confrontational rock and the Blues. This song is co-written by Robert Viola. At 9 comes Billy Hamilton who founded The Lowriders band in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA back in 2001. Their Blues song “Pay Some Money” is a great Blues and great lyrics worth a listen. Backroom Blues Volume Three closes with Blind Lemon Pledge and his Blues song “Moon Madness”. Blind Lemon Pledge is a San Francisco based singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer who plays a combination of blues classics, re-imagined rock/pop standards and crowd-pleasing originals. His sound has been described as "Muddy Waters meets Hoagy Carmichael meets Bob Dylan meets Randy Newman. His music is also featured on Backroom Blues Volume One and Backroom Blues Volume Two both releases are available here and worth checking out.