Baza | Reeds, Strings, Blues & Rags

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Reeds, Strings, Blues & Rags

by Baza

Acoustic "Good Time" blues, rags and originals!
Genre: Blues: Acoustic Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Ain't It a Shame
3:28 album only
2. She's Funny That Way
2:28 album only
3. Easy Money
2:55 album only
4. Hambone
0:57 album only
5. Send Me to the 'Lectric Chair
2:58 album only
6. Drop Down Mama
4:39 album only
7. Greasy Greens
4:35 album only
8. Don't Speak Her Name
3:39 album only
9. Stand by Your Side
3:09 album only
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Album Notes
Baza celebrates the tradition of the harmonica and guitar duo playing the blues of

the 1920s through the 1940s. They perform the music of early blues artists from

the rich fertile region of the Mississippi Delta to the low rolling hills of the East

Coast Piedmont. They play this music with deep respect, affection and


Baza is Doug Philbrook, guitar, vocals and foot percussion and Geof “Goody”

Goodell, harmonica and vocals.

Doug’s guitar journey began as a teenager playing in rock bands in his

hometown, Nashua, NH. In 1981, after relocating to Los Angeles, CA, he attended

and earned a performance degree from the Musician’s Institute in Hollywood.

Returning home to the East coast, far from the land where the blues began, he

was introduced to this great roots music through the recordings of Delta blues

icon and musician, Robert Johnson. Soaking in the polyrhythmic sounds and

the “tough living” lyrical poetry of the music, he was hooked.

Doug’s playing on National Steel resonator guitars employs a variety of blues

tunings, picking and bottleneck styles. His vocals are emotive and evocative

of the classic blues howlers.

Geof’s musical journey kicked off playing trumpet in grade school on into Jr High

School and High School band in his hometown of Auburn, Maine. After

graduating he found himself backpacking through Europe and England soaking

up the culture and music of those countries. He developed a keen sense of

melody listening to a variety of styles of music, including jazz, swing, bluegrass,

blues and rock. His affair with the harmonica began after hearing greats like

John Mayall and Paul Butterfield.

Geof’s harmonica style is melodic, rhythmic, uplifting and down right “funky.” His

solo voice passionate and vocal harmonies “spot on.”

Together as Baza, Doug and Geof conjure the sounds of the “Deep Blues” with

wailing harmonica, sharp vocal harmonies and driving steel guitar rhythms. They

play songs of hard living, love, loss and celebration. They create a picture of the

blues through the song and stories of its pioneers. Their performances are

informative, educational, musical and fun and leave their audiences satisfied and

true blues converts



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