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4am
Release Date: 06/12/2013
Catalogue No.: KABD3
Record Label: Independent
Format: CD

4am, the time for rockin and rollin, rollin and tumblin, tossin and turnin thats what the original rhythm and blues is all about and thats the theme of Kerri Simpsons new album. Late night tales of resilience and remorse peppered with a healthy dose of early morning joie di vivre. The third album in her Knockin at the Backdoor series Simpson set about recording some retro R&B party tunes, no rehearsal, writing lyrics on the spot, just the musical bond between herself and the players. Recorded at long time musical collaborator Steve Purcells Belmar studios by Altona beach on Tuesday nights after a long day at work, food and wine flowing Simpson was joined by Mark Grunden, Dean Hilson, Dai Jones, Shannon Bourne and Andrew Ogburn. The result is a hoodoo hoe down, swampy southern fonk and tasty uptown shuffles. Tying it all together is the musicians mutual love of New Orleans music their shared playing experiences in the Crescent City. There are no fancy studio tricks here just glorious Lo FI. The Belmar Playboys collective wealth of experience bursts through every track on this album. Rambunctious guitar solos from Dai Jones and Shannon Bourne, sensuous tenor sax from Dean Hilson, solid Crescent City synchronicity from Andrew Ogburn all held together by the the Groove masters Mark Grunden and Steve Purcell in the rhythm section.

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Kerri Simpson

4am

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Track listing - Disc 1
1
4am
2
Sam Pine
3
Twanging a new tune
4
For the last time
5
Outta sight outta mind
6
Come on babe
7
All my tomorrows
8
Keep me close
9
I'm gone