The Natural Born Schmoozers CD. Train To Nowhere. 4 Originals
The Natural Born Schmoozers Train To Nowhere
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Four Originals. From real life. A Rockin Blues ( of the Dave Edmunds Variety), Deep Blues, T Bone Walker sounding but Deep Deep NYC blues, A Sun Records sounding but Blues number, and a Muddy Water sounding song based on departed NYC bluesman Larry Johnson and more.
1) Busking Time
2) Down. In New York City.
3) Train To Nowhere
4) Livin' This Kind Of Life
Cousin Moe Music CMM004
Arthur Neilson: Guitars & Bass. A NYC native, Arthur has been a cornerstone of this & the current Brooklyn Pizzaiolos recording project of Alexander's, & others, released, in the can, not yet released. Artists Arthur has toured & recorded with include Shemekia Copeland (20 years now), Blue Angel (with Cyndi Lauper), Vanessa Collier, Felix &the Havanas. Arthur also has solo releases.
Irving Louis Lattin: Vocals. A Chicago native, Irving has lived in NYC since 1982. Versed in Blues, Rock & Roll, Soul, Funk, & Country musics, Irving is a phenomenal singer & an exceptional, diverse guitarist. He's performed worldwide & performs regularly in clubs in Manhattan & Brooklyn.
Jeff Alexander: Songwriter/Producer. Best way to put it is, Alexander was a good enough songwriter & producer for Johnnie Johnson. Johnnie was the pianist who hired Chuck Berry, and very arguably resonsible for most of the music writing on Berry's early hits. Jeff was the songwriter/producer responsible for Johnnie's final recording, "Johnnie Be Eighty. And Still Bad!". The shipment of cds arrived on Tuesday April 12, 2005. Johnnie died in his sleep the next morning. Alexander also wrote and produced Blues Brother frontman's Larry Thurston's School For Fools, which featured Levon Helm on drums, and Johnnie guesting on piano on two tracks.
His life, what he sees happening, and a wide open perspective & unique song-smithing ability contribute to the wide range of styles and subject matter Alexander delivers. Alexander knows who's right for what, & brings winning combinations of players to the studio.
A native Brooklynite, a reasonable amount of Alexander's work is inspired by NYC. A perfect example of that is his other current about to be released EP, The Brooklyn Pizzaiolos, Right Outta Da Oven. Even each of the songs on this Schmoozers project have New York City ties or origins.