Johnny Sansone | Once It Gets Started
Release:2013 | 320 kbps44.1 Khz | MP3 | 111 Mb
Genre: Modern Electric BluesHarmonica Blues
01. Once It Get Started (4:48)
02. Back To You (5:00)
03. First Shot (4:30)
04. The Night The Pie Factory Burned Down (5:45)
05. Sang With The Gypsy's (4:31)
06. 9th Ward Landlord (5:57)
07. Trouble Have Doubled (5:39)
08. In My Dream (4:14)
09. Ranton With Stanton (2:23)
10. Goodbye (3:11)
11. OHenry (0:20)
Like his friend Sonny Landrethharmonica player/accordionist Jumpin' Johnny Sansone takes his songwriting cues from the things he sees in his New Orleans home. Many of the songs on Crescent City Moonhis debut for Rounder's Bullseye Blues labelare inspired by the sightssoundsand smells of the Crescent City.
Sansone left his native West OrangeNJat 17 in 1975 to attend college in Colorado on a swimming scholarship. He began playing harmonica at age 13also accompanying himself on guitar. "I was trying to be Jimmy Reed in our basement," he recalled in a 1997 interview. Sansone's father was a professional saxophonist who played with various jazz groups on the NewarkNJclub scene.
Sansone lived in ColoradoAustinBostonand Chapel HillNCbefore moving to New Orleans in 1990. The whole timehe led regional touring bandsmost notably Jumpin' Johnny & the Blues Party. Sansone is no spring chicken when it comes to getting out on the road and supporting his independently released records. In 1987Sansone and his former bandknown as Jumpin' Johnny & the Blues Partyrecorded an album Where Y'at? for the Kingsnake label of SanfordFL. Jumpin' Johnny & the Blues Party also recorded and released Mister Good Thing for the Atlanta-based Ichiban label in 1991.
Sansone began playing accordion after attending Clifton Chenier's funeraland Sansone said that some people assume he's a zydeco musician when they see him carrying it into a club.
Crescent City Moon (1997Bullseye Blues) received rave reviews from around the country. The album fuses Chicago bluesswamp boogieand lyrical images of New Orleans and the bayou country of southwest Louisiana. All of the songs on his debut album are his ownexcept his cover of Ted Hawkins' "Sweet Baby."
Sansone has won numerous awards in the Crescent Cityincluding Offbeat magazine's annual "Best of the Beat" competitionwhere he won four awards after he released Crescent City Moon on his own label in 1996. Sansone won Song of the YearBest Harmonica PlayerBest Blues Bandand Best Blues Album of the Year.
Over the yearsto get money together for various recording projectsSansone has worked construction jobs. But with his deal with Rounder's Bullseye Blues subsidiary -- which in addition to Crescent City Moon yielded 1999's Watermelon Patch -- he should be able to take his artistry to the next leveltouring nationally and internationally.
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