CD 23001
Stereo Super Audio CD

Bottleneck John
All Around Man

It was by sheer coincidence we found Bottleneck John in September 2012 and for that we are very, very glad!   After a nice first meeting in my studio, everything was settled!   We had very similar ideas how to go about the album, and Bottleneck John made a great selection of songs and with a good variation.   On many tracks we also hear his blues brothers playing grand piano, Hammond organ, Wurlitzer, resonator & upright bass, percussion, fiddle, mandolin etc.   With a fantastic voice and great slide guitar playing on all his resonator guitars - just have a look in the CD-booklet!! - this album is Bottleneck John's debut on Opus 3 Records.   We are fortunate to have a very unusual and unique blues album, with so much authenticity and inspiration from the first half of the 20th century, when many legendary blues musicians were active.   In the CD-booklet, you find a lot of background and history of both the songs and the instruments used on the album, which is not that usual nowadays.
Jan-Eric Persson Opus 3 Records

Bottleneck John (Johan Eliasson): Voice, 6 & 12-str. Resonator & Acoustic Guitars,
Banjo, Mandolin, Electric guitar, Foot Stomp & Kazoo
Mattias Nordqvist: Grand Piano, Hammond Organ & Wurlitzer
Kent Ögren: Resonator & Double Bass
Lars Åstrand: Mandolin & Fiddle
Mattias Olofsson: Percussion
Stefan Swén: Harmonica
Karl Eneland: Tuba
Patrik Idell: Guitars

  1. Lonesome Valley     2'25
  2. Come On In My Kitchen     4'29
      (Robert Johnson)
  3. No Matter How She Done It     3'30
      (H. Whittaker / T.Dorsey )
  4. Autumn Rime     2'29
      (Johan Eliasson)
  5. Do You Call That A Buddy?     4'36
      (Raye / Wilson)
  6. Jesus Gonna Be Here     4'32
      (Tom Waits)
  7. Out Of The Rain     6'08
      (Tony Joe White)
  8. All Around Man     3'08
      (Armenter Chatmon)
  9. Walking In The Shadow Of The Blues     4'42
      (D. Coverdale / B. Marsden)
10. Mandolinferno     3'18
      (Johan Eliasson)
11. How Long, How Long Blues     4'01
12. Only A Woman     3'40
      (Johan Eliasson)
13. You Can't Get That Stuff No More     3'36
      (H. Whittaker / T.Dorsey)
14. Wade In The Water     3'52

Opus 3 is distrbuted in Australia by Rockian Trading
P.O. Box 44, Briar Hill, Vic, 3088, Australia
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