THE BLACK KEYS Play Some Steamy Delta Blues Live On American TV

16 May 2021

Last Friday blues-rock tandem THE BLACK KEYS dropped Delta Kream.
A steamy and sweaty collection honoring their heroes of the Mississippi
Hill Country Blues
.

The same day, night actually, the Keys and two amigos played live, from
an unknown place, two pieces for The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.
Pretty cool performances.

Feel the sweltering vibe here…

– GOING DOWN SOUTH –
(Original by R.L. Burnside)

– CRAWLING KINGSNAKE –
(Original by John Lee Hooker)

Delta Kream in full…

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THE BLACK KEYS: Facebook

THE BLACK KEYS Honor Their Blues Idols – Covers Album ‘DELTA KREAM’ Out Now

14 May 2021


(artwork photo: William Eggleston)

The famous blues-rock tandem THE BLACK KEYS went back to the roots that inspired
and fueled their successful career. Today their album of covers of golden blues oldies, titled DELTA KREAM arrived. A collection honoring the heroes of the Mississippi Hill Country Blues.

NME says:“The duo have never courted celebrity, and here they delve deeper than ever before into the swampy roots of their genre’s forefathers… This record reinforces a willing and gradual retreat from the rock juggernaut space The Black Keys once occupied. The moody jams bubble with authenticity in a deeply satisfying trip back in time. While this record is unlikely to bring the band or the cultural touchstones they cover back to the top, it’s a soul-searching move that satisfies their own fandom while showing they’ll never compromise.”
Read the full interview here. Score: 3/5.

Two of the originals that got a Black Keys touch…

– CRAWLIN’ KING SNAKE –
John Lee Hooker

– DO THE ROMP
Junior Kimbrough


DELTA KREAM
in full…

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THE BLACK KEYS: Facebook

Order info here

THE BLACK KEYS Let The Guitar Slide On Their ‘GOING DOWN SOUTH’ Cover

4 May 2021

THE BLACK KEYS, the most famous blues-rock tandem, for the past few
years – before them the White Stripes ruled the world – go back to the roots
that inspired their sound and spirit. They canned an album of covers, titled
DELTA KREAM, out next month, 14 May. More info here

It’s a collection honoring their heroes of the Mississippi Hill Country Blues.
John Lee Hooker, Big Joe Williams, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Junior Kimbrough
and Ranie Burnette
.

One of the pearls is The Keys version of Going Down South by R.L. Burnside.

Let that guitar slide…

The original

THE BLACK KEYS: Facebook

And Another Covers Album Coming – THE BLACK KEYS Join The Long Queue

14 April 2021


(photo: William Eggleston)

The most famous blues-rock tandem, for the past few years, before it was the
White Stripes everywhere, THE BLACK KEYS go back to the roots that inspired
their successful career (overrated in my opinion). They release an album of covers,
titled DELTA KREAM, out next month, 14 May.

A collection honoring the heroes of the Mississippi Hill Country Blues

Here come two of the originals that get a Black Keys touch…

– CRAWLIN’ KING SNAKE –
John Lee Hooker

– DO THE ROMP
Junior Kimbrough

Tracklist:

01 “Crawling Kingsnake” (John Lee Hooker)
02 “Louise” (Mississippi Fred McDowell )
03 “Poor Boy A Long Way From Home” (R. L. Burnside)
04 “Stay All Night” (Junior Kimbrough)
05 “Going Down South” (R. L. Burnside)
06 “Coal Black Mattie” (Ranie Burnette)
07 “Do the Romp” (Junior Kimbrough)
08 “Sad Days, Lonely Nights” (Junior Kimbrough)
09 “Walk with Me” (Junior Kimbrough)
10 “Mellow Peaches” (Big Joe Williams)
11 “Come On And Go With Me” (Junior Kimbrough)

THE BACK KEYS: Website