C.W. Stoneking (AUS)
After a six year wait the one and only C.W. Stoneking returns with his brand new album Gon’ Boogaloo. Gone are the sepia-toned tales of marooned adventures in the tropics of his last release, the ARIA Award winning Jungle Blues, this time replaced with the latest invention in the world of C.W. Stoneking, electricity! C.W. has stashed his afore-favoured vintage National guitar and banjo combo for a shiny gold Fender and an extra large helping of rock ‘n’ gospel dancehall blues to deliver 12 tracks recorded directly to tape with his full band, his very own hokum wall of sound.
Since winning converts to his unique style in the UK and Europe over the past half a decade C.W. and his brood have once again laid down Australian roots, settling in regional Victoria. It was from this point that things for Gon’ Boogaloo came together, “This record took me 6 long years to come by,” explained Stoneking. “It was finally recorded live in 2 days, without any overdubs, or edits using only 2 microphones, into a 2-track Ampex 351 1/4" tape machine out of Capitol Records.
Each song was ‘mixed’ live in the room by way of positioning the band, (drums, electric & double bass, backing singers, and my guitar amp), at varying distances/degrees/volumes around an old RCA-77DX ribbon microphone to achieve the optimum mix for each tune as it hit the tape, how it arrived at the tape is how it stayed.”