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Unfinished Business

by Jukin' Bone

Legendary '70s band returns for their first new studio album in 44 years!
Genre: Rock: Roots Rock
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1. Big Money
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2. Changin' Minds
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3. Nothin' to Lose
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4. Gris Gris
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5. Mona's Gone
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6. Born Bad
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7. End of the Bar
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8. Today I Sing the Blues
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9. I Ain't Got Nothin'
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10. One Good Reason
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Unfinished Business...that’s for sure!
In the early ‘70s, Jukin’ Bone’s sizzling live shows really did feel “…strong enough to make the dead come alive…”.I was one of thousands of fans who knew we were watching the emergence of a genuine rock ’n’ roll phenomenon. The dominoes were lining up - huge crowds, an RCA deal, a management contract, the buzz was palpable…it was just a matter of time. And then…silence.
Among the artifacts were two solid RCA albums - good, but failing to capture the essence of the explosive live presence. The studio production simply didn’t do the songs or the artists justice.
Forty years passed with a few fun reunion gigs…the bond between Joe Whiting, Mark Doyle, John DeMaso Miralles, and George Egosarian stood the test of frustration and time.
In 2017, the SAMMYS (Syracuse Area Music Awards) recognized Jukin’ Bone with a Hall of Fame Award. It was great to see them happily together and I was honored to induct them! Shortly thereafter, an Italian label offered a substantial re-release deal for their pre-Jukin’ Bone recordings under their original name, Free Will. Giorgio Mangora of Comet Records heard the magic contained in the old demos - great ears!
Energized by these validating landmarks, the guys began talking about the album they had always wanted to make: a record that showcased the voodoo of the rockin’ material and the swampy marination of the slower songs. The album would benefit from a lifetime of lessons that fostered maturity in song-craft and performance chops. Jukin’ Bone’s soulful rock authenticity is far more palpable on Unfinished Business than on RCA’s Whiskey Woman and Way Down East.
Mark Doyle has always been a widely recognized multi-instrumental wizard but he has become the world-class producer that the younger Jukin’ Bone never had.
Joe Whiting developed a growing arsenal of polished voices and nuanced flavors over the decades.
George Egosarian plumed the fringes of rock chording, ever stretching the writing team toward pleasingly unexpected places.
John DeMaso Miralles is now even more inventively weaving his Latin roots into the fabric.
Special guest Josh Dekaney, like original drummer Tom Glaister, provides the breadth of a classical percussionist reveling in the power of straight-ahead rock’n’roll.
True artistry always involves risk-taking. On Unfinished Business Jukin’ Bone sets aside pretension and asks us to look at the essence of songs and performances. They didn’t dazzle us with countless roadhouse shows to familiarize us with the music. They seem to ask us to judge them with mature ears AND youthful souls.
What a story! A deliciously just outcome in which great music prevails! Brothers who suffered at the hands of unscrupulous moguls and plain bad luck, triumph in the end. Whatever happens now, Jukin’ Bone’s Unfinished Business finally attests to what we fans have known for so long. Now subsequent generations will understand our excitement…thank goodness…as a fan for nearly fifty years, I am vindicated by Unfinished Business!
David M. Rezak Rock’n’Roll since 1948

Founder DMR Booking Agency
Founding Director, the Bandier Program for Music Business and the Entertainment Industries,
S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University
Variety Magazine's Media Mentor of the Year (2015)

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Bill Lounsbury

Unfinished Business
Great Songs I have had the privilege to have met and known all of the band members for years. There music has been part of my life. This album brings back memories of days gone by!! Thank for this!
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Karen Crego

Unfinished Business , Rock Solid Sensational Album - It Rocks !
Jukin' Bone 's New Studio Album Is So Worth Checking Out ! The Super Cool Album Cover Just Grabs You, And The Blues Rock Powerful Music Inside Takes You On A Rock Solid Sensational Journey ! Amazing Lyrics, Vocals, Music , And Style ! Great Songs Written By Outstanding Prolific Songwriters . Outstanding Musical Talent Plus ! Joe Whiting, Mark Doyle , George Egosarian, John DeMaso Miralles ,And Special Guest Josh Dekaney Showcase An Incredible Body Of Work. ! Unfinished Business Has Something To offer Everyone !
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Unfinished Business - Jukin Bone

This is A Tremendous Album!
I grew up listening to these local legends, every time they played nearby. I' bought the two Jukin Bone albums the second they came out ( I still listen to them today), and I've seen them play over the years in their various incarnations as often as I can. To say the news of this album made my day is an understatement. As soon as I heard it, I knew - this album is tremendous! Joe's voice, Mark's bristling guitar work, that great rhythm section, now with a new drummer, it's all here and they sound better than ever! "Unfinished Business" is without a doubt the best new rock release I have heard. If you know them, buy it! If you don't know them - get introduced and buy it! It's that good.
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Brendan Doyle

Epic Achievement
This album is full of power and emotion. Unfinished Business is exactly that: setting the musical record straight, making the sound right that wasn't quite right. There are many cool and thunderous jams on the Jukin Bone records from the 70s: Jungle Fever, Candy Man, Whiskey Woman, Cara Lynn, Way Down East and several others qualify as great rock recordings, but it's as if The Bone had been brooding since '72 for life to give them a shot at redefining their history. This album does that and so much more. It captures the muscle and power of Jukin Bone rock and roll on Big Money, Nothin' To Lose, End of the Bar, and Born Bad. You can feel true yearning and loss in Whiting's voice in Mona's Gone and Today I Sing the Blues. Doyle's guitar work is phenomenal and in a class of its own: always inventive and reminiscent of the greats from Duane Eddy to Clapton to Hendrix and Jeff Beck--but with classical and jazzy sophistication. If you really want a special taste of Mark's guitar work, the intro on Today I Sing the Blues is absolutely delicious--delicate, subtle, and a sound only Mark Doyle's mind can create. Kudos also go to guitarist and composer George Egosarian for outstanding rhythm--his is in the league of Bob Weir and David Knopfler--and song writing collaboration on five of ten songs and dreamy guitar work on One Good Reason. The rhythm section of John Demaso on Bass and Josh Dukaney on drums is outstanding throughout but is really showcased on the intro and outro of Nothin' to Lose. This album has tremendous range of sound and range of emotion and on top of that it just rocks out! So proud and grateful for Jukin Bone and this wonderful creation. True artists of the highest quality--plus they're just cool cats from the 60s, man--Rock Royalty!
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Mike Donohue

We always knew they had it in them!
In the weeks since the release of Jukin’ Bone’s newest disc, much ado has been made about the length of time since the band’s last studio release, and the absence of one of the band’s founding members. Focusing on those factors misses the most relevant point, and any concerns that “The Bone” might not still have it in them are dispelled once the first notes of the opening track “Big Money” are unleashed. The record is the monster we’ve all been waiting for, and “Unfinished Business” is Jukin’ Bone’s “Exile On Main Street”. Let that one sink in a bit.
Retaining the swampy vibe of mystery that surrounded the band at their heyday, the years have sharpened the playing, production, and songwriting of all four, resulting in the consummate coagulation of rock, R & B and the healthy doses of voodoo and hoodoo that Jukin’ Bone fans always found in the band’s legendary live shows. One can feel the sweaty funk dripping from the walls of the studio, resulting in a performance that demonstrates the power of a band ready to prove to the world that not only are they not on their last legs, they are in their prime.
Listen to it loud, and for maximum effect, listed to it in the dark.
The sunshine bores the daylights out of me, indeed!
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David

GLAD YOUR BACK!
Long Time Fan from way back . Just got my copy and this is true MUSIC by very Talented musicians.. Reminds me of a better times in Music history.. The rhythmic beats , guitar riffs and vocals take me back to the roots of Rock and Roll from the 70s. Worth the purchase
For a slice of a GREAT Sound!! Because they did have some Unfinished Business.....ready for the next release !!
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Karen Crego

Jukin' Bones Unfinished Business, Rock Solid Sensational Album - It Rocks !
I Just Keep Finding More And More Special Thoughts To Share About This Great Studio Album ! "Unfinished Business " Is A Treasure And A Keeper ! So Many Special Songs ! I've Been Loving "Big Money " Why ? Because It Has That Really Cool Bo Diddley Beat , And Joe, Mark, And The Boys Really Know How To ROCK IT ! Another Favorite Track Is "Gris Gris " ! The Minute You Hear This , It Will Take You Back ! "Gris Gris " Really Has That Fabulous Jukin' Bone , Free Will Style That So Many Have Loved For Years ! It Is So Way Cool ! Along With "Big Money", " Changin' Minds " "Nothin' To Lose" , It Paves The Way For All The Other Outstanding Tracks On This Fabulous Album 1 Superb Song Writing , Super Great Vocals, Fabulous Tenor Sax, Outstanding Guitar Work, And So Much More Adds To The Wonderful Enjoyment One Experiences When They Listen To This Album ! GET YOURS TODAY ! YOU WILL LOVE IT ! ENJOY !!!!!
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Jeff Jones

Return of Blues Rock Legends
The Jukin Bone Albums On RCA in the early 70’s were very raw,
showing much promise that the band unfortunately never had the chance to fulfill. The musicians themselves endured, carving out various careers in the music business, recording and playing superbly all over the USA and the world. This current effort is a completely unexpected gift to the fans who never stopped living the band and it’s members. The music is a bit more polished, but retains 100% of the fire and passion of those heady days in late 60’s and early 70’s when these guys were Road dogging it in vans from coast to coast.
Joe Whiting’s voice has never sounded finer. Mark Doyle’s guitar always delights, with only the virtuosity age and experience can bring. Make sure you play this one on a great stereo because John DeMaso Miralles ‘s. Bass playing is subtle but essential to the expert mix. Any great band is certainly greater than the sum of its parts, and here that is a high mountain to climb, but they achieved it. George Egosarian is the secret ingredient on this recording, with his writing and ability to influence the overall direction. It’s a shame their original drummer is not on this recording, but Josh Dekaney pinch hits admirably. Hopefully we can see this classic lineup play these great new tunes soon.
Jukin Bone always placed a premium on the live show, I would expect nothing different this time around. Buy this CD and make sure to play it often, it will put a smile on your face bigger than Joe Whiting’s!
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Unfinished Business

Outstanding album - superb talent
Ok. I had to post an update. I have had the Jukin Bone Unfinished Business album for 1 day now. I spent time this morning listening with a critical ear thru expensive headphones. I can tell you that the composition of these songs is simply brilliant. Unique chord progressions, extremely tasteful leads and fills. Perfect balance of instruments and vocals in the mix, with flawless balance within the stereo space. The music is sophisticated and complex while remaining subtle and totally listenable. Better than anything I have heard produced by any national act in many years. This is truly a masterpiece. Congratulations again, to Mark Doyle, Joe Whiting, John DeMaso Miralles, George Egosarian, and everyone else that participated. Truly well done.
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Ron Caruana

Outstanding album - superb talent
Ok. I had to post an update. I have had the Jukin Bone Unfinished Business album for 1 day now. I spent time this morning listening with a critical ear thru expensive headphones. I can tell you that the composition of these songs is simply brilliant. Unique chord progressions, extremely tasteful leads and fills. Perfect balance of instruments and vocals in the mix, with flawless balance within the stereo space. The music is sophisticated and complex while remaining subtle and totally listenable. Better than anything I have heard produced by any national act in many years. This is truly a masterpiece. Congratulations again, to Mark Doyle, Joe Whiting, John DeMaso Miralles, George Egosarian, and everyone else that participated. Truly well done.
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