White Boy White | Till I Find My Dyin' Bed

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Till I Find My Dyin' Bed

by White Boy White

Richard “White Boy” White brings something new to the blues, combining traditional acoustic sounds of old-style southern blues with new resources and electronic effects. Muddy Waters, Blind Willie McTell, Memphis Minnie, and Blind Lemon Jefferson are updated for today’s listeners, and their original musical ideas take on new lyrics and new life in these arrangements. Dr. David Evans – Professor of ethnomusicology
Genre: Blues: Finger-Picked Guitar
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1. Smart Phone Song
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2. Hellhounds on My Trail
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3. Shoe My Woman
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4. Till I Find My Dyin' Bed
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5. Catfish Blues
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6. You Can Be My Sidecar
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7. A Prayer for the Greedy
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8. At Least You Got a Job
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9. Statesboro Blues
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10. Me and My Rider Blues (Homage to Memphis Minnie)
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11. Are You Really Worth It?
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
White Boy White - The big star

I thought about it. After all,I am not exactly the greatest thing since canned lettuce. Jr Charley would beg to differ. Jr. just kept on nagging me. For God's sake! He continued prodding me relentlessly to record a solo album and was dead sure that we could get amazing results. I've got a lot of years under my belt playing the blues. But I couldn't see things as clearly as he did. I've been working as a professional visual artist for most of my life, mainly playing blues as a sideline. When the art market unfortunately crashed through the floor some years ago, I steered my ship towards the musical end of the artistic spectrum. Perhaps my artistic experiences could offer something fresh and personal. As the visual artist, I loved the tension of contradiction and extreme opposites. Performing music is just like painting in that manner. I started reconsidering Jr's offer.
Deep down, I always dreamed of making a record like this. And as Jr. Charley promised, it's fantastic. This is my humble opinion, but it is true! Also, this was a rare opportunity to collaborate with some very gifted musicians who were able to interpret my sentiments perfectly while adding their own personal spices.
As most fans know, the blues can be a very tricky genre to reckon with. So many questions. How much should I stay true to the early legends? What could I bring new to the table? How do I feel about being another white guy playing what is basically the black man's music? The questions never stop. This all would be eventually answered by rolling up my sleeves. We approached this project using time honored musical styles and cliches along with contemporary musical evolution and gut feelings. It's all for the taking! What if Robert Johnson lived in modern times? I strongly doubt his music would sound just like his 1930's recordings.
When listening to Till I find my dyin' bed, you might notice that there aren't any “guitar hero” solos. True blues was never about that. I am not anti solo but I'm determined to treat them as an integrated part of the entire sound. This album, rather, adopts an old-timey ritual, of interweaving licks and mini solos from every musician throughout the entire song. Also, I wish to conclude, that although I consider myself a blues man, this album isn't regarded as such. This allowed me the freedom to explore any road and resource that I deem necessary.


Jr Charley - Producer

In my opinion White Boy White, as great as he is a visual artist, is far better being a musician. I just don't know why he would've dedicated so many year painting, sacrificing his true musical calling. From what I know about him, he has always lamented not being allowed to study music during his early childhood. So I made the firm decision that I was going to record an album of his music and allow him to express himself as he has always dreamed. Also, this will give us all the opportunity to hear that voice that has been hidden away for over a half century.
There is only one White Boy White. He is authentic to the bone. Even though you can feel his influences, he handles everything on his own terms. He'll do it in a way that can never be repeated, neither by himself on most occasions.
You'd never know what is going to happen being around him. If he grabs a guitar on a whim or is formally laying down a record track, White Boy might conjure up an untouchable mojo. I always had to have a microphone handy just in case.
My challenge as a producer was to figure out how to extract the fears and complexes that White Boy has covered over with his paint for so many years. “Till I find my dyin' bed” is clearly designed to reflect a true portrait of his deep soul. I must say that I am happily surprised with the results. I put a lot of my own blood and belief into this project. Now its the public's chance to listen to it for what it is worth.

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