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Tuck & Roll

by Wiley Cousins

"I really don't sound like any other artist. My style is too broad to define. Take a listen to the album clips and judge for yourself!"
Genre: Blues: Rhythm & Blues
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Tuck & Roll
3:15 $0.99
2. Alcohol
3:24 $0.99
3. Do I Bother Me?
3:27 $0.99
4. Gawn, Gawn, Gawn
4:12 $0.99
5. When I Hold You in My Dreams
3:39 $0.99
6. A Mile Deep
3:38 $0.99
7. Cry
2:51 $0.99
8. Another Mother (Buys a Gun)
4:31 $0.99
9. A Good Day to Have the Blues
3:47 $0.99
10. Betty Jean
2:53 $0.99
11. Time After Time
3:56 $0.99
12. She’s Magic
3:02 $0.99
13. Wacka-Do
4:16 $0.99
14. For a Lover
5:20 $0.99
15. Mary Jane
3:23 $0.99
16. One Less Dream
3:16 $0.99
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Album Notes
There’s a certain thrill to be had when riding an old Harley. The beast of an alarmingly Neanderthal engine is bolted directly to the frame, and it feels like it wants to explode into freedom with every revolution of the massive flywheel. It's nothing more than a mechanical argument at one hundred miles per hour.

The best music gives me the same thrill. I've always heard music as a constantly churning evolution of ideas, rhythms, notes, chords, lyrics, and hues. The best music to my ears has always been the recordings that have a kinetic sculpture aspect. Like a 1957 Harley Panhead, I want the parts of a song to join together to get me where I want to go, do it in style... but argue and fight and threaten and challenge the entire way. I want a song with an overriding simplicity, but sticking out in crazy ways, blending into perfection only when viewed as a whole, through the thrill of motion.

There are many jutting angles on this album. I hope that you can listen to this effort and find the angles that please your ears, while it gets you where you want to go... in style!


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And here’s how Tuck & Roll was born…

Track 1: Wiley Cousins – Vocals, Piano, Guitar, Drums, Percussion
Track 2: Wiley Cousins – Vocals, Piano, Guitar, Drums, Percussion, Beer Bottle, Hubcap
Track 3: Wiley Cousins – Vocals, Piano, Drums / Vesa Hyrskykari - Saxophones / Ville Rauhala - Bass
Track 4: Wiley Cousins – Vocals, Guitar, Drums, Jaw Harp
Track 5: Wiley Cousins – Vocals, Piano, Drums / Ville Rauhala - Bass / Masa Orpana - Saxophones / Risto Klemola - Guitar
Track 6: Wiley Cousins – Vocals, Piano, Drums, Claps
Track 7: Wiley Cousins – Vocals, Drums, Rhythm Guitar / Jonni Seppälä - Electric Guitar / Ville Rauhala - Bass
Track 8: Wiley Cousins – Vocals, Guitar, Drums, Percussion, Penny Whistle
Track 9: Wiley Cousins – Vocals, Piano, Guitar, Bass, Percussion
Track 10: Wiley Cousins – Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Drums, Percussion / Ville Rauhala - Bass
Track 11: Wiley Cousins – Vocals, Piano, Drums / Jonni Seppälä - Electric Guitar, Lap Steel / Ville Rauhala - Bass
Track 12: Wiley Cousins – Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Drums, Organ / Ville Lehtovaara - Drums
Track 13: Wiley Cousins – Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Drums / Ville Rauhala - Bass / Pixie Pup - Intro Vocals
Track 14: Wiley Cousins – Vocals, Piano / Risto Klemola - Guitar / Ville Rauhala - Bass / Juppo Paavola - Drums /
Vesa Hyrskykari - Saxophones
Track 15: Wiley Cousins – Vocals, Piano / Risto Klemola - Guitar / Ville Rauhala -Bass / Juppo Paavola - Drums
Track 16: Wiley Cousins – Vocals, Piano

All tracks produced by Wiley Cousins. Executive Producer - Pixie Pup.
Tracks 1-13 and 16 recorded in Rama Lama Ding Dong Studios, Finland. Tracks 14-15 recorded at J.J.’s Studios, Finland.
Mastered by Jarno Alho, Alho Audio Mastering, Finland.
Cover design by Gian Piero Gerbella, Italy. Illustration by Giuseppe Tolo, Italy.
Spare ears & assistance provided by Ville Lehtovaara and Dan McCann.
Sessions catered by Peppi the Cat.
℗&© 2018 Wiley Cousins. All rights reserved.
Midnight Rock CD 1803.

I want to thank my wife, Kutri, for tolerating me and my musical mayhem.
I wish to thank everyone who still owes me money, or the people who forgot that I owe them.
And, thanks to Tiina Taylor of Midnight Rock for believing in me and lighting the fire under my behind. (Label editor’s note: She never believed you’d actually complete this album, she only lit a fire under your backside to fry some bacon. Sorry if it’s still painful.)

May the evening sun never set on your couch.
May the prawns be with you!
Don’t eat with your feet.
Leave the lights on when you leave.
Thank you!
Love, Peace, and Bacon Grease…

Yours, Wiley

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wizard of oz

a mile deep
awsome, man, lyrics hit the spot


Wiley Cousins CD
Another Mother Buys A Gun, how much more poignant can you get??? Donald Trump, listen to this song!!!!! Ban all guns now!


Wiley Cousins
Some fun recordings, Wiley plays the hubcap and beer bottle good! I nearly fell off my perch waiting for a cow bell, but it didn’t come. Maybe the cow lost her way. You could put a mike next to a woodpecker having a go at a metal post, those birds are musical. Rockin Robin is an option, I guess. Thanks for the music! Keep it going!!!!

Craig S.

Tuck & Roll
This guy sounds like a dozen musicians, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee The Killer, Bob Dylan, John Lennon, Lonnie Donegan, Willie Nelson, Ray Charles...... All different. Some brilliant lyrics. Why haven't I heard of him before? Hi-5!

Tiina Taylor, Midnight Rock

Tuck & Roll - Wiley Cousins
I heard Wiley Cousins for the first time in December 2017. I was mesmerised by the style and sound, so unique to him, on tracks such as Wacka-Do and Betty Jean. I knew straight away that I had to preserve this sound for posterity, and so put the proposal to Wiley. He agreed to record some tracks – this CD is the result. Later on, I asked Wiley how he comes by his unusual sound. He told me to imagine a car, with the wheels replaced by four eggs. You start the car, get moving, and the eggs roll any which way, in different angles. That’s how, Wiley explained, he hears his music. It rocks and rolls and swings, any which way! Then he simply records the song, the way he hears it inside his head. Hmm… glad that’s all cleared up then! Hope you enjoy this album as much as I do. Tuck & Roll!


cd tuck & roll review
Excellent, lyrics and recordings. For a lover is outstanding modern blues. Time after time sounds as good as an original Johnny Cash number. Great variety, something 4 everyone . Best record I've heard in months.

Vicente Zumel, La Hora Del Blues

Tuck & Roll CD by Wiley Cousins
Wiley Cousins is a real and passionate lover of rock & roll and the rock culture, besides a restless spirit, who does not stop to investigate and find new paths and resources for his music, always inspired by rockabilly, blues or New Orleans rhythms.…. The Tuck & Roll album introduces to us an artist who, having rockabilly as a starting point, goes a step ahead and investigates in other fields, always from a perspective full of apparent simplicity but that communicates a genuine spontaneity and sense of humour in a continuous evolution of ideas, rhythms and styles, together with the special message of his song lyrics. In short words, this is a varied, different, vital and a hundred percent original recording. Very good.