Catfish Keith | Reefer Hound (Viper Songs Revisited)

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Reefer Hound (Viper Songs Revisited)

by Catfish Keith

Acoustic blues pioneer CATFISH KEITH has been touring the world with his unique style of foot-stomping, string-twanging deep Delta blues and roots music for nearly four decades. These are his songs about REEFER!
Genre: Blues: Acoustic Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Walk Across the Ocean
4:21 $0.99
2. Blotted out My Mind
5:28 $0.99
3. Put on a Buzz
4:30 $0.99
4. Lotus Blossom
4:28 $0.99
5. Texas Tea Party
5:09 $0.99
6. Jack I'm Mellow
3:10 $0.99
7. Weed
4:00 $0.99
8. Willie the Chimney Sweeper
3:01 $0.99
9. Cool Can of Beer
2:46 $0.99
10. Weed Smokers Dream Why Don't You Do Right
5:54 $0.99
11. Back in Nagasaki
2:34 $0.99
12. Reefer Hound
5:22 $0.99
13. Getting Away with Something
2:23 $0.99
14. Reefer Head
2:38 $0.99
15. Mr. Crump Don't Like It
4:07 $0.99
16. Knockin' Myself Out
3:43 $0.99
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Album Notes
World-touring acoustic blues pioneer CATFISH KEITH lights up on this, his 17th album, REEFER HOUND - Viper Songs Revisited. This is a compilation of songs spanning his whole career, coming from eleven albums, from his beginnings, through today, of great old reefer and party songs, many first made in the 1920's and 30's, as well as some Catfish originals that fit like a glove.

Born in 1962 in East Chicago, Indiana, Catfish started his musical journey in the early 1970's, and has made his living for four decades as a solo country blues singer and guitarist, playing thousands of gigs throughout North America, the UK, Europe, and Asia.

He has been nominated for three BLUES MUSIC AWARDS for BEST ACOUSTIC BLUES ALBUM, and been inducted into the BLUES HALL OF FAME. Most all of his albums have charted and hit NUMBER ONE on independent radio stations around the globe. He has performed with such legends as Ray Charles, John Lee Hooker, Robert Cray, Johnny Shines, Jessie Mae Hemphill, Leo Kottke and many, many others.

"GUITAR GENIUS." - Living Blues

"Pulling Blues Out of The Sky, Catfish lays down a foot-stomping groove. One of the most exciting guitarists of any genre." - Acoustic Guitar

"Hypnotic and beautiful, dark and pure." - Premier Guitar

"The real acoustic blues king!" - Rock 'n' Reel

Review from BLUES MAGAZINE NL, by Iain Patience:

Following on from his last album, ‘Mississippi River Blues‘, a genuinely excellent release a mere year ago, US resonator and slide-master, Catfish Keith returns with another offering that illustrates just how important and significant a player he really can be. In reality, like much of this guy’s output, there’s virtually nothing to criticise here, and he again roars along full-tilt, with some simply astonishing string-bends and powerful music.

Catfish Keith is already a firm favourite with the acoustic blues music crowds worldwide. With ‘Reefer Hound’, he again throws his hat into the ring to deliver an album that reflects his love for an original twist and take on a range of blues classics always matched by his strong vocals and wonderfully inventive fretwork. With sixteen tracks to choose from, this is an album that truly bursts at the seams with startling, blues mastery, a heady, always enjoyable mix of material with its roots back in the 1920s and 1930s blues and ragtime world, alongside a range of tracks written by Keith himself. As usual, Keith’s guitar takes centre-stage, with the string-bends, especially on the lower end, generally never short of jaw-dropping. If anyone could bend a steel hawser musically, it must be this guy.

Catfish Keith’s previous offering earned him a place at the Memphis Blues Awards top table, and Grammy nomination, though – perhaps surprisingly – he didn’t pick up a first prize award in 2018. With ‘Reefer Hound’, he could yet again be Memphis-bound. And this time gain that well-earned award he so richly deserves. This guy and this release are both keepers. Get out and grab a copy whenever you can.

01. Walk Across The Ocean
02. Blotted Out My Mind
03. Put On A Buzz
04. Lotus Blossom
05. Texas Tea Party
06. Jack I’m Mellow
07. Weed
08. Willie The Chimney Sweeper
09. Cool Can Of Beer
10. Weed Smokers Dream Why Don’t You Do Right
11. Back In Nagasaki
12. Reefer Hound
13. Getting Away With Something
14. Reefer Head
15. Mr. Crump Don’t Like It
16. Knockin’ Myself Out

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