Mitch Woods - Blues Beyond Borders (Live in Istanbul)
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  • Introduction
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (00:40) [1.54 MB]
  • Solid Gold Cadillac
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (04:03) [9.29 MB]
  • Down Boy Down
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (03:24) [7.77 MB]
  • Mojo Mambo
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (05:13) [11.92 MB]
  • Boogie Woogie Bar B-Q
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (04:43) [10.81 MB]
  • I Got A New Car
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (05:11) [11.87 MB]
  • What Can I Do
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (02:50) [6.51 MB]
  • Queen Bee
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (05:28) [12.5 MB]
  • Crawfishin'
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (04:05) [9.35 MB]
  • Long, Lean & Lanky
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (05:07) [11.71 MB]
  • Third Degree
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (08:54) [20.37 MB]
  • Rocket 88
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (03:43) [8.5 MB]
  • In The Night / Lambaya Puf De
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (10:09) [23.22 MB]
  • House Of Blue Lights
    Genre: Blues
    MP3 (05:29) [12.55 MB]
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Boogie Woogie piano maestro Mitch Woods brings his all-star Rocket 88s, featuring noted players from his two home bases, New Orleans and San Francisco, on a five week tour of the Republic of Turkey. Mitch brings the sounds of Boogie Woogie, Jump Blues, Swing and New Orleans Rhythm & Blues to an eager new audience and proves that Blues is truly BEYOND BORDERS.

“In October 2010, I embarked with my band the Rocket 88’s on a tour of Turkey with the Efes Blues Festival, playing 26 shows in 20 cities over 5 weeks. I was deeply impressed with the warmth and hospitality of the people and their openness and enthusiasm for the American musical form we call “the Blues.” It made me realize that we are musical ambassadors – able to cross cultural, religious, and national borders that most people cannot.

In this CD and DVD I document our tour of the Republic of Turkey, a secular nation with 99% Muslim population that straddles the border of east and west, geographically and culturally. On this journey I realized in my heart and soul that music truly crosses all boundaries and Blues is certainly beyond borders.

I am happy to share it with you. So let’s hop on the bus, and as they say in Turkey— ‘Bastan basa Blues’ — ‘the Blues is everywhere!’ “

— Mitch Woods
  • Members:
    Mitch Woods - piano, vocals; Cornell Williams - bass, backup vocals, Amadee Castanel - sax, backup vocals; Adam Garbiel - guitar, backup vocals, Larry Vannn - drums
  • Sounds Like:
    Roomful of Blues, Tommy Castro, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Marcia Ball, Fats Domino, Wynonie Harris, Louis Jordan
  • Influences:
    Louis Jordan, Roy Brown, Fats Domino, Professor Longhair, Ray Charles, Pinetop Perkins, Champion Jack Dupree, Meade Lux Lexis, Albert Ammons, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard
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    06/08/18 19:51:36
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