Released: 1997
Label: Douces mesures


This first CD was named from a song entitled “Basse-Moûse Blues” that we recorded some years before with my brothers-in-law Jean-Marie Piette on drums, Bruno Piette on guitar, Marc “Pinpin” Maron on bass and the “Gros Louis” on extra-vocals. 
On “The Twelves”, Christoph Foulon, who played with Henk Van der Sypt’s “Last Call”, one of the main groups of the “Antwerp Crossroads Connection”, did a splendid job on piano. “The Twelves”, a traditional song also called “The Dirty Dozens”, “is a game of trading insult wordplay, sometimes in rhymes, sometimes it doesn’t, which often involves talking about your opponent’s mama” (see Elijah Wald, The Dozens: A History of Rap’s Mama, Oxford Univ. Press, 2014).
Sarah Taillard, who sings Memphis Minnie’s songs, remains for me the best female blues singer in Belgium, in the old true style (not Janis Joplin…). My son used, in some mandolin way, a small acoustic Framus (around 1960, n° 53520) on the Memphis Jug Band “Sometimes I Think I Love You”. Mark T, who played harp, and Willie Maze drums, on “If I Had Religion”, were recorded at The Groove studio near Antwerp. The fax (see n° 11) was at the time the most modern way of communicating… that I knew.
   
   
Track Listing      
1 Sometimes I Think I Love You 2:21   iTunes
2 Feather Bed 2:23   iTunes
3 The Twelves 3:14   iTunes
4 New Sylvester and His Mule 4:50   iTunes
5 Bukka's Jitterbug Blues 3:29   iTunes
6 If I Had Religion 2:52   iTunes
7 Broke and Hungry 2:20   iTunes
8 I'm Talking About You, Pt. 2 2:14   iTunes
9 Back Step Blues 3:00   iTunes
10 Sun Going Down 3:18   iTunes
11 Evening Fax Blues 3:14   iTunes
12 I'm Talking About You, Pt. 1 2:11   iTunes
13 Tricks Ain't Walking No More 3:12   iTunes
14 In My Girlish Days 2:11   iTunes
15 Fleetw. Mac's Ramblin' Pony 3:06   iTunes
16 Warm It up to Me 2:19   iTunes
17 Hiding on Me 2:46   iTunes
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