Texas Jake | Tales from the Badside of Town

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Tales from the Badside of Town

by Texas Jake

Jake's own original brand of RED-HOT electric Texas blues/rock.Swampy,dark,slide guitar[Les Paul]songs from the man his fans call "the KING of SLIDE.
Genre: Blues: Texas Style
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Badside of Town
8:21 $0.99
2. Walls of Illusion
5:39 $0.99
3. Understanding
5:39 $0.99
4. Down in Dallas
4:23 $0.99
5. Gettin' Better
4:42 $0.99
6. Angel on My Shoulder
3:52 $0.99
7. Don't Count on Me
5:37 $0.99
8. Keep on Rollin' Son
8:28 $0.99
9. Waves
4:26 $0.99
10. Conversation at the Crossroads
5:00 $0.99
11. Run Back to Your Papa
4:06 $0.99
12. Sign on the Dotted Line
7:10 $0.99
Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.


Album Notes
This is Jake Lee's second cd,featureing his original red-hot slide guitar and vocals on 12 original tracks!He also decided to include a few of his well known original classics,like "Angel on My Shoulder" and "Sign on the Dotted Line",becouse so many of his friends had requested it.This is "swampy",laid-back grooveing,2 oclock in the morning ,raw ,Texas blues at it's best! Enjoy!
Review for "Sign on the Dotted Line" by Guy Michetti
Oh Lord!Man am I lovin' this.You truly are the King of Slide.The guitar sounds perfect!!!Your singin'is dead on in the soul of this song.
The slide work is really great.But you did more than just play this,you lived and loved it with your whole soul.Damn!!
What a feel for phraseing!!!
You can say more in a few passionately played notes in the penatonic scale than most can do if ya gave them every other note in the scale.
This creates such a mood.I am in the Delta.I am there with you.Feeling every note you play!!!
Then you start to sing and I can't hear everything you say,but I know what you are trying to communicate.
God love ya!You showed your soul on this one.
If any hell hound is after you they are going to stop in their tracks when they hear you play!!
I bow to the King of Slide and I'll sign my soul away on the dotted line to hear you play anytime!
Lord love you,bless you and keep you!
Guy http://mixposure.com/guymichetti

Review for "Walls of Illusion" by Maria Daines
My kind of Bluesman....
Im finding this song so good for so many different reasons.

Your voice is scarred with melancholy,a deep passion for what you are singing to us.

This is not usual style blues,it's almost a waltz through all the good bits of whats grand about
the blues,though I hear some pschedelia in there too & some traditional in the melody you convey
so beautifully.

Love the live drums,love the sound of that guitar takeing us along for the ride,your storytelling honest voice
is what has captured me the most & I can safely say I will be spending a lot of time here on the strength
of this song alone.I am looking forward to acquainting myself wiyh your work from here on in.

Yes I am a fan.Thank you. http://mixposure.com/maria-daines



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Maria Daines

Blue, blistering slide guitar from deep down in the soul...
Well this is an album to treasure, for blues lovers it's pretty much the must-have, bottled strings never sounded so good! Yes those who like slide guitar will be in heaven, a blissful collection of smokin' bar classics that will stand the test of time and weigh like love in your heart.


the real blues!
Most recent fan mail
by rapster 1/17/2006

KING of the BLUES SCHOOL... jake what you make... what we take... how you can make our hearts ache... make us cry... make us want to try... before we die... to say it once like you... from deep within... to realize we can't always win... and that's why the blues were made... put's everything else in the shade... all the feeling you put in... time and time again... proud to be your friend... your song will never end... we'll never break even though we bend... our pain you help us mend... the blues is pains best friend...

whiteboy slim

killer slide!
by whiteboy slim 1/7/2006

Far Out
Wow, this is an amazingly cool song. If you want to show some young punk what the REAL music of the late sixties was all about, this is the real thing.

The textures, the layers, the tone evokes the era, (even the almost subliminal hints of fifties rockbilly that was always present in the Haight Ashbury sound). There a little Dead, a little Quicksilver (maybe a lot of Quicksilver), even a little Steve Miller (when the man could actually make real music).

You, my man, are truly one of the most amazing slide players I've ever heard. One of my major dreams is to share the stage with you one day

global transmission

the best!
by Global Trancemission 10/8/2005

Reach Out reaches a new high !
What a great song and performance from the King of Slide.
There has already been a lot said about this track so I will just add my small contibution.
This is really ground breaking stuff here as Jake is now developing his own totally unique style. There is no longer any need to look for influences in this track because the end product is just so smooth and sweet that you just end up wanting more of this artists work regardless of who you may think it sound's like.
The song has good lyrics too and the whole performance of this track is excellent.
The production on this track is much improved from Jake's earlier tracks and the multi tracked slide guitars are so sweet and blend together so well.
Jake's vocals are really well suited to this style and he really seems to be defining a new style of crossover bluesrock here.
Altogether an excellent track that goes straight onto my Faves list and should go on your too !!!



i'm so jealous of you man, if there was a time and place i'd have loved to live then it would have been in san francisco in the 60s. I hear about Height Ashbury all the time thanks to the references in zappa's music and i'd have loved to experience it...onto the song however. This is real nice, it's deep and a little dark also....your vocals get right inside your head, you really listen to every word your singing, the blues style guitar with the gentle slides is real nice, got a hazy, smoky feel to it....just like height ashbury in the 60s i suppose.....it has moments in this that reminds me of the doors and as this track goes on, the more spellbinding it becomes. That's a great pciture by the way, for the song art. Heh, is russian style dancing required for this song...i feel a definite rusky infuence on the guitar style in a passage just before it slips back to slide guitar. This is a psychedelic epic, really deep and soul searching and dare i say, perfect for listening to joint in hand...just like now ;)

great stuff man, onto my 3 listen.

Maria Daines

my kind of bluesman
I'm finding this song so good for so many different reasons.

1) Your voice is scarred with melancholy, a deep passion for what you are singing to us.

2) This is not usual style blues, it's almost a waltz through all the good bits of what's grand about the blues, though I hear some psychedelia in there too & some traditional in the melody you convey so beautifully.

3) Love the live drums, love the sound of that guitar taking us along for the ride, your storytelling honest voice is what has captured me the most & I can safely say I'll be spending a lot of time here on the strength of this song alone. I'm looking forward to acquainting myself with your work from here on in.

4) I also love the title and you do exactly what it says on the signpost. Superb. I think you remind me of Tom Waits in small inflections here & there and I idolise the man, but you are most certainly you, nobody else and that's the spirit of this song for me, you are unique. Yes, I'm a fan. Thank you.

Raw ,gritty,heat soaked blues!
From the heart of Texas,Jake gives us a glimpse into the steamy world of blues bars and the people who frequent them.A rocking,original,bad-to-the-bone,bottle-neck slide guitar master!