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Purple House

by David James & Paolo Bonfanti

Paolo and David blend multiple styles seamlessly on their new release, Purple House. All of the genres trace directly back to the roots music of America. Strands of Blues, Rock, Country, Jazz and even a hint of Bluegrass are woven throughout this musical journey. Smokin' guitar and screamin' Hammond organ lead the way as traveling companions for these two singer / songwriters. Enjoy the ride.
Genre: Rock: American Trad Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. On My Best Behavior
David James & Paolo Bonfanti
3:05 $0.99
2. Hard Time
David James & Paolo Bonfanti
2:50 $0.99
3. Change is Gonna Come
David James & Paolo Bonfanti
5:41 $0.99
4. Isolation Row
David James & Paolo Bonfanti
3:45 $0.99
5. C U Tonite
David James & Paolo Bonfanti
2:08 $0.99
6. I Got Wise
David James & Paolo Bonfanti
2:38 $0.99
7. Until You Come Around
David James & Paolo Bonfanti
5:07 $0.99
8. Bad Luck
David James & Paolo Bonfanti
3:05 $0.99
9. Purple House
David James & Paolo Bonfanti
3:36 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Paolo and I have been friends for decades, shared the stage for years, and now, have written and recorded a CD together.

Bonfanti's guitar has been “letting the people boogie” since his Big Fat Mama days back in the mid '80s. Mama looms large in Italy's blues-rock history, having become a favorite at festivals and clubs throughout the country. Later he founded Downtown with British blues heavyweights Dick Heckstall-Smith on sax, drummer Mickey Waller and bass player Bob Brunning.

Over the past twenty years he has been touring all over Europe and North America with his own band, as wells as with American slide guitar master Roy Rogers and Italian super-group Slow Feet.

I was introduced to the Italian music scene back in 1991 when my group Fish Heads & Rice released their first album for Milan's Appaloosa Records. Dozens of tours and two more records followed, while Paolo and I became fast friends through our mutual agent and compadre, Umberto Tonello. Our paths crossed on concert stages and truck stops while we were both performing all over Europe through the 90s.

After the demise of The Fish, Umberto called me with an idea, “I think you and Paolo should play some shows together.” “Book 'em,” was my immediate reply. So he did. The match worked perfectly. After a few tours together, Umberto felt we should record too. So we did. This is the product of that collaboration.

Unfortunately, our dear friend Umberto passed away before we finished this project, but it never would have happened without him and is completely dedicated to his memory. I always said he was the best agent in the music business... certainly the most honest. We miss him.

Paolo Bonfanti – Guitars, Vocals

David James – Bass Guitar, Vocals

Alessandro Pelle – Drums

Peter James – Organ, Piano, Background Vocals

Dedicated with love to our dear friend Umberto Tonello.



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