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The Blue-Hots | Collection Three: Spells  (2014-2015)

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Collection Three: Spells (2014-2015)

by The Blue-Hots

1960s lo-fi, hypnotic, "exotica" jazz with a tightly harmonizing vocal trio singing and scatting original compositions
Genre: Jazz: Vocalese
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Gimme Something
2:39 $0.99
2. Fade Away
4:11 $0.99
3. Simmerin'
4:33 $0.99
4. Ultravioet
3:53 $0.99
5. If'n
4:52 $0.99
6. Over Love
5:07 $0.99
7. Do You Think It Matters
2:36 $0.99
8. Raining
4:24 $0.99
9. Long as I'm Not Lonely
3:26 $0.99
10. Easy to Fall
3:47 $0.99
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
This latest collection from the Blue-Hots shows a departure from their previous tribute to historic pop music ("Collections One" & "Collection Two"). Although the recordings here continue in the "lo-fi" vein, they have moved along the pop timeline, and now find themselves in the 1960s. Think: bachelor pad, beat poetry, plenty of scatting, "exotic" percussion (found in the lounge records of Les Baxter), and you will have an idea of what "Spells" is about.

The Blue-hots began this recording with one set of personnel but due to the vicissitudes of life-- relocations, pregnancy, and even the death of the great Dean Shumaker-- ended with another. The one constant has been Ian Kane, the founder and principal songwriter of the group. The Blue-Hots continue to feature the jazz vocal trio (Ian Kane, Reni Monteverdi, and Carey "Butterball" Evans) as the centerpiece of their sound. Tom Boyce's unmistakeable, twangy jazz guitar anchors the recordings in the 1960s lounge style. The band is filled out by the versatile Chris Skelly on electric and upright bass, the R&B drummer Luther "Fox" Smith, and World Music percussion expert, Dan McMillan on percussion.

The music on "Spells" is dreamy, trance-like, and meditative. "Fade Away" is a slow burning song about being lost in Marrakesh, while "Raining" is a peaceful, stream-of-thought lullaby. "Simmerin'" is a trippy, mid-tempo song with sections placed like Jenga blocks, and complete with a beatnik rant. Guitar and piano solos approach the mystic genre, but never linger for too long. They interact frequently throughout the album, complimenting the vocal trio almost like fourth and fifth voices.

"Spells" was a two-year project (hence the dates in the title). Its varying styles and moods reflect the changes that can happen creatively inside any musician. Nonetheless, "Spells" holds together in surprising ways. It has opened numerous artistic pathways for the Blue-Hots to continue to swing down.

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