The Dustaphonics - Johnny & Bo
JOHNNY & BO
Kingaling Records, Dirty Water Records, Catty Town Records present this fab 4th album from London Town’s hottest rhythm&blues, surf-rock’n’roll combo, the mighty DUSTAPHONICS! Like its collectable predecessors (Burlesque Queen, Party Girl & Big Smoke), this record is a mix of killer Garage Groovers, Rock’n’Roll Rave- Ups, Soul Slammers, Surf Sizzlers & Perfect Pop, all helmed by producer DJ Healer Selecta aka Yvan Serrano .
The title song is a tribute to two of Serrano’s greatest influences: Bo Diddley and Johnny Ramone, whose unique guitar styles influenced zillions of musicians the world over. Also included is an ode to Serrano’s friend Tura Satana (actress best known from her high-kicking jinks in Russ Meyer’s cult Faster Pussycat Kill! Kill!) who sadly passed shortly after the first single of The Dustaphonics which she co-wrote. There are more killer originals e.g. 2 contrasting versions of the uber-catchy “You Don’t Love Me Anymore” (an uptempo garage punk version with one foot in 1966 Texas, the other in 1977 London, and a high octane R’n’B version complete with a honking horn section from the great Q Sound Records. If pounding surf is your thing, this unreleased vocal version of Dusta’s classic,“Listen To Showman Twang” will have you hanging 10 with your toes on the nose. Of course if groove is your move, you’ve probably already shaken your “thang” to the New Orleans funk of “Q Sounds Groove”, as broadcast on the world’s no1 soul’n’funk radio show by the one and only Mr. Craig Charles on BBC 6 “Dreams on Screen (Dolce Vita Dream)” is a laidback slice of perfect cinematic pop; ideal for kicking back and chilling to, even better with a ”Cachaça” cocktail on Copacabana beach dancing, ‘vintage surf’.
Another one to get your toes tapping and your groove a-grindin’ is, a slinky version of Billy Gales/Ike Turner’s “I’m Hurting”. And as if that wasn’t enough of a marvelous mélange of musical mayhem, everything draws to crashing crescendo with a breathtaking run-through of The Specials’ classic “Gangsters”, re-arranged with a surf edge by Dustaphonics Music Director Yvan Serrano, The closing track “Love Jinx” is a top notch.instrumental “Hammond” garage mod-rocker, perfect for a ride on Sunset Boulevard.
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With fantastic artwork by Tony Diavolo, Dustaphonics’ new album “Johnny & Bo” is a de-luxe lexicon of top quality R’n’B-based music styles with an amazing line up of great musicians and singers; we know you’re going to love this new release.
Produced & Arranged by DJ Healer Selecta
Vocals: Hayley Red – Aina Roxx (4•9) – Kay Elizabeth (7)
Guitar(s): Yvan Serrano
Drums: Eric Frajria – Mark Braby (2) Gabor Dornyei (4•9•11)
Bass: Devid Dell’Aiera – Dan Whaley (1•2) Michael Jablonka (4•7•9•11)
Trumpet: Nick Etwell (4•8) – Didier Bolai (10)
Organ & Flute: Ludo Bors (3•8•10)
Baritone Sax: Stepper Briard (10)
Tenor Sax: Brian Iddenden (9) Mat Le Rouge (10)
Trombone: Dave Liddel (9)
Piano: Sam Beer (6) – Yvan Serrano (6)
Hammond: Dave Koor (4•9) – Dan Feel (7) – Greg Boraman (11)
Percussion: E.Frajria – D.Dell’ Aiera – V.Cunat – Y.Serrano (2•3•5)
Backing Vocals: Ninamay Serrano (10) – Florence Pitard (3) Little Clara (3)
Mixed by Healer Selecta and: Vincent Cunat (1•2•5) – Giles Barrett (8•10) – Ed Deegan (4•9•11) Antoine Demantke (3) – Dan Feel & Xabi Garcia (7)
Mastering by Pete Maher (Brighton) P & C Kingaling Production *Except 7 & 8 Published by Wipe Out Publishing Ltd 2016
Recorded at: Soup Studio London (1•2•5•6) Cargo Studio /QSounds Paris (3•8•10) Audio Underground London (7) Gizzard Studio London (4•9•11)
Art Work Front: Tony Diavolo Design: La Mia London