Carolyn Fe Blues Collective | Bad Taboo

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Bad Taboo

by Carolyn Fe Blues Collective

2014 Blues411 Jimi Award Internaltional Release features a collaboration with Shun Kikuta (Koko Taylor's former guitarist) & Guy Bélanger. Critics say this band is the Evolution of the Blues adding that this "ain't your grandfather's Blues.
Genre: Blues: Rhythm & Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. All About Them
4:22 $0.99
2. Kitty Cat
3:42 $0.99
3. Bad Taboo (feat. Shun Kikuta)
4:45 $0.99
4. Life’s Just That Good (feat. Guy Bélanger)
3:55 $0.99
5. Love Galore
2:44 $0.99
6. Goodbye
2:43 $0.99
7. Bad Thing
4:54 $0.99
8. Redemption
3:43 $0.99
9. Not Anymore
5:03 $0.99
10. Promised
3:44 $0.99
11. Watching You
4:48 $0.99
12. Whole Lotsa Trouble (feat. Guy Bélanger)
3:37 $0.99
13. Not Worth the Show
3:32 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
2014 Jimi Award Recipient for International Release of the Year for "Bad Taboo", Blues 411 (USA), #8 on the Blind Lemon Top 20 Canadian Blues Album of 2014 - The album charts: #4 on CFBX 92.5FM Kamloops, BC, Canada (Nov 2014), #1 on Blues 411, USA (Oct 2014), Top 30 on Blues Broadcasters, UK (Aug 2014)

Cashbox Canada dubbed Carolyn Fe Blues Collective as the Evolution of the Blues. The Blues Report's Blues Underground states that their music “ain't your grandfather's blues and that Carolyn Fe Blues Collective is not one to stay in the box when dealing with the Blues”.

The follow up album to their award winning “Original Sin” features a Pan-Asian collaboration with Shun Kikuta on the title track, BAD TABOO. Mr. Kikuta formerly the guitar player for Queen of the Blues, Ms. Koko Taylor and dubbed “The Asian BB King” by BB King himself, left Chicago and now resides in Asia. Quebec's own Guy Bélanger adds his touch to two songs, “Life's Just That Good” and “Whole Lotsa Trouble”.

If you are finding your Blues all sounding the same, turn the page – look at, and listen to Carolyn Fe Blues Collective as they keep pushing the envelope of the Blues, breaking your Blues boundaries and knowing that Carolyn Fe Blues Collective will always deliver something old, something new, nothing borrowed but the Blues.

Liner Notes:
The Blues is universal. All nations, creeds, nationalities have a form of 'roots' music that is indigenous to them. In it's most simple essence the Blues is just that, Roots Music.

This release, Bad Taboo, by the Carolyn Fe Blues Collective is audible proof that the Blues is indeed universal. The universal themes of love, lost love, deception, redemption and all the other colors that make the blues blue are quite evident in the music and especially the lyrical content from Ms. Fe.

Whether she is enlightening the person she is confronting in 'Not Worth The Show' or backward reflecting about secrets that she has kept buried too deep and too long in 'Bad Thing' and their eventual confessing. Her themes reach to the heart and soul of all humanity, and that's why the Blue is the music of our lives. Yep, we have our own soundtrack to life right here and all we have to do is listen and learn.

The title “Bad Taboo” is an interesting one. I might have to ask: is there a good taboo? Well maybe this 'bad taboo' is a good one for all of us to hear and learn from. Featuring Mr. Shun Kikuta (formerly the guitar player for Ms. Koko Taylor), who sweetly caress the guitar and lays out some finely attuned notes to this slow tempo, groove laden track that drips of soul and R&B styled arrangement.

If your Blues are getting redundant, then look to Carorlyn Fe to shake up the landscape. Modern, but with strong ties to the past, her music is universal in both appeal and scope. As one veteran blues musician said “there's only two kinds of music, good music and bad music” - this is good music.

'Chef' Jimi Patricola

Shun Kikuta plays with a Moon Guitar on Bad Taboo,
Guy Bélanger appears courtesy of Disques Bros Records on Life's Just That Good and Whole Lotsa Trouble
Guest Artists : Kevin Hughs on Not Anymore, Jason Luc Murphy on Bad Thing, Carol Shumph on Bad Taboo and Watching You
Recording & Mixing by Danny Legault

The band would like to give a tip of the hat to : The Mell Clan, Gaetan Fournier,, Sennheiser Canada, House of Jazz (Montreal), Mr.Georges Durst, Mychael Arsenault – Styliste, all our fands, friends and family who stuck with us through thick and thin,

Dedicated to Barry Mell (1963 - 2013)



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