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C.W. Stoneking

King Hokum (LP)

C.W. Stoneking, one of Melbourne's best kept secrets, though not so secret anymore. He was first described to me as sounding like there was a gramophone in the next room playing an old '30s blues record. That description was pretty much spot on" Pete Cohen (Sodastream)

He plays guitar like a demon, wears natty threads, sings catchy tunes and mutters to himself. The idiosyncratic C.W. Stoneking is a true entertainer who relies on musicianship stagecraft and performance to invoke the spirit of the 1920's Deep South blues in his original hokum style.

C.W. Stoneking presents here his latest release 'King Hokum' produced by J. Walker (Machine Translations), it contains 11 of C.W.'s original numbers. Set in an imaginary old-time Southern town populated with singing dodo birds, sinister handymen, brokenhearted street singers and old testament field hollerers, the album also features C.W.'s backing band the Primitive Horn Orchestra on a number of tunes helping to complete the 1920's southern gothic blues sound.

 

TRACK LIST

SIDE A

1. Way Out In The World

2. Don't Go Dancin Down The Darktown Strutter's Ball

3. She's A Bread Baker

4. Dodo Blues

5. On A Christmas Day

6. Charley Bostocks Blues

 

SIDE B

1. Goin The Country

2. Bad Luck Everywhere You Go

3. Rich Man's Blues

4. You Took My Thing And Put It In Your Place

5. Handyman Blues

6. We Gon' Boogaloo