Jo Jo Blues | Somewhere in Long Beach

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Somewhere in Long Beach

by Jo Jo Blues

Contemporary electric blues at its finest.
Genre: Blues: Electric Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Next Time You Sue Me
3:45 $0.99
2. Knee to the Freeway (Home by Midnight)
4:58 $0.99
3. T-Bone Shuffle
4:43 $0.99
4. Don't Touch Me Baby
3:47 $0.99
5. Think It Over
4:50 $0.99
6. Peace on Earth / The Last Forever
5:34 $0.99
7. SUM Goatee
3:44 $0.99
8. Cross Eyed Cat
4:31 $0.99
9. Hard Life Blues
3:20 $0.99
10. Walking Blues
5:51 $0.99
11. Born in Chicago
5:11 $0.99
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Album Notes
JoJo Blues is one great Los Angeles blues band. Consisting of Jimmy Leveau (vocals), Daniel Hess (guitar), Lenny "Blues" Balzerak (harp), Rick Williams (bass), and Robin Jackson (drums), the band formed in Long Beach in the late 1990’s and has played throughout Southern California.

JoJo Blues was just selected as one of a handful of final participants in the upcoming Best LA Blues Band competition. The band's selection was based on submissions from over 80 veteran Southern California artists. This prestigious event, sponsored by Southland Blues Magazine, will commence Thursday February 1, 2007 at Harvelle's, the place for blues, in Santa Monica.

This CD: “Somewhere in Long Beach,” will move you in its entirety. The musicianship and song selection are exceptional. Check out the opener “Next time You Sue Me,” the second tune “Knee to the Freeway,” and the reworked BB King tune “Think It Over.” The originals such as "The Last Forever" and "SUM Goatee" really stand out too. Simply the best……………

Also – if you dig this JoJo Blues recording, you will love the subsequently recorded but previously released Jamnesia cd available at ....A little rockier but still way cool.....

For info. about these exceptional bands contact Daniel Hess at Fenix Finale Records,



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Robert Arias - Blues Reviews & News

New Must Hear/Have CD........
A friend of mine turned me onto a copy of the Jo Jo Blues - "Somewhere in Long Beach" cd and it is exceptional. A great mix of well-chosen covers and very strong originals from this band out of Los Angeles. Check out the opener - "Next Time You Sue Me." Great playing on "Knee to the Freeway/Home by Midnight" - the second half of that tune smokes and includes some stand-out Mick Taylor inspired slide work. "Think It Over" - a great reworking of a classic tune, has some incredible Carltonesque guitar on it. The acoustic original SUM Goatee shines too, nice harp on there. You need to check this out.

Jon Whitaker - Renown Music

I liiiike it
i love this cd. it brings back memories of the great Chicago-based blues bands and their world-class performers. The guitar solo on "Don't Touch Me Baby" made me think Duane Allman had crawled out of his grave. Muddy's "Cross Eyed Cat" gets a nice treatment. The haunting "Peace on Earth/Last Forever," a reggae influenced tune really moved me too. Best $5 I have spent on a cd in a long, long time.

Mike Flowerday, UK

Well Worth Buying
This album is well worth a listen, and at the asking price has got to be a decent bargain for contemporary blues listeners. I\'m not quite convinced by a couple of the contrived arrangement approaches on one or two of the tunes, hence the missing star, but the best tracks are well-played and sung, beautifully recorded, and have a no-nonsense punch. I particularly like the infectious jumping take on Muddy\'s \'Cross Eyed Cat\', the straight up-and-down strut of \'Walking Blues\', and the well-judged airing of the T-Bone number. The opening song is a really good driving start, and there\'s enough hot stuff following to recommend this one.