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Hard Bargain

by Hard Bargain

Debut CD from this Classic American roots-R&B and Soul band, with plenty of Blues, featuring "King Arthur" Canady, often compared to the great Otis Redding.
Genre: Blues: Rhythm & Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Slip Away
4:06 $0.99
2. Tramp
3:40 $0.99
3. 634-5789
2:46 $0.99
4. Pretty Woman Blues
3:02 $0.99
5. People Get Ready
4:22 $0.99
6. More Blues Than I Can Use
2:22 $0.99
7. It's My Time
5:02 $0.99
8. Room 244
4:09 $0.99
9. Cheatin' On You
3:14 $0.99
10. Worried Life Blues
4:34 $0.99
11. I Wouldn't Treat a Dog
3:44 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
Hard Bargain, based in NYC, is made up of folks from New York City, Memphis, Atlanta, No. Carolina, Connecticut. We play the music we love listening to, soulful blues, bluesy soul, etc. Here's what some folks have said about a few Hard Bargain recordings:

Pretty Woman Blues:
"Yeah...this track rocks. I was tapping my foot and nodding my head. The first words out of my friend were 'oh hell
yeah!' Awesome track, man." -Magick_Girl_311, Concord, CA

"Sweet. Awesome blues song. 60's blues rock like Canned Heat only better. I really loved the horns
too." -WalkerFee, Chatham, NJ

"I think this is a great blues band. I really like the vocalist a lot." -soundman240, Columbia, MO

"Great vocals. Good blues track. Blues the way it should be!" -GreekGirl, Leonia, NJ


"Mmmm...Mmmm...Gooooooood. You can't hear this music and not listen. Lead vocals excellent, rhythm great. Loved it."
-freeziaroyale, Cherry Creek, NY

"I remember "Tramp" from the mid-to-late 60's. This is a good version of that song...especially the horns and the vocal. I
wanna hear this band in a club!" - jimmcinnes, San Diego, CA

"This song was great! It had everything I was looking for in a blues song!

....great rhythm that made me want to get up and dance, good singer and sax solo! I am going to look this band up to get more
of their music!" -McDevitt1080, Asheville, NC

I Wouldn't Treat a Dog:

"Groovy song! I really liked the bass line, smooth player. Great vocalist, very distinctive, great pitch and control, really like the grit you throw in there. Great song, enjoyable to listen to. -Greg Huage, Brooklyn Park, MN

"Nice R&B feel. Feels like a classic 60's soul tune. Vocals are perfect for this style. Nice arrangement. Rhythm section sounds good. Tight bass and drums." - murff, Nashville, TN

"Very hot blues tune. I really like the way the drums and bass drive this tune. The bass has some really cool melodic
runs. The horns do a fine job filling in the gaps. The lead vocals are strong and soulful for a blues
tune." -cfbassman, Columbus, OH

Room 244:

"WOWWW!! ....this song is AWESOME....I love this song. Reminds me of Ry Cooder, Wilson Picket & Taj Mahal. Vocals sound too good to be listening to them on Garageband, they sound like they could be coming straight from the Atlantic label. This band should have made it big a long time ago. Not only will I buy this song if & when it comes out, but I will recommend it to just about everybody I come in contact with. Best song I've heard by far. You got my top marks." - Im_a_Rocker, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK

"Otis Lives....great job all around. Excellent vocals, nice sax, great rhythm section, authentic '60's sound, a pleasure to
listen to." -realex, Brentwood, NY

"Mmmmmm-Memphissy! This sounds the way I remember true R&B. Great groove overall. The lead vocalist is quite good, lots of genuine soul sound to him. The harmonies are great too." -nealdbluesman, Raleigh, NC

"Soul!! Great song, the band is tight, the vocals are great, and it's got a great groove. What else can I
say?" -Annastasia, New York, NY

"Feels So Good...Nice motowny sound ala sunnyland slim or the blues bros. Great job on the lead voc and sax. Vocs were
right up front in the mix-I like that. This one is a winner!"-WhiskeyRichard Grand Island, New York




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Great vocals and excellent sound, loved it!
I bought the CD only for More Blues Than I Can Use. Was pleasantly surprised that there were so many other great tracks! They've got a really good sound. I would love to see these guys come to South Florida.

Bob Rodkin

Otis Redding reincarnated!
Soul-shaking saxy blues in the tradition of Otis
Redding, Sam & Dave and Albert King!!! Tremendous
cd! It doesn't get any better!


I saw Hard Bargain live at Le Bar Bat in NYC on March 7th. I bought a CD, and bought 4 for friends. You guys rock. How can you not be signed? Will keep my ears open for future venues. The Sax players are awesome, and that bass is SMMMMMMMOOOOOOOTH. Keep the music alive, man, YEAH!!!!

Joe DeRosa

potent rock and soul
great band; great msic with a lot of soul