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Feel Just Like Goin' Home
Death Comes Creeping
Black Coffee
So Doggone Lonesome
Tryin' To Get To You
Sally Go 'Round The Roses
Can't Be Satisfied
Goin' Down Slow
Make You Feel My Love
Leaving Blues
Got My Mojo Working
Waitress At The Troubadour
(I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle
God's Radar
Louise
Mournin' At Midday
My Baby's So Sweet
In My Time Of Dying
Yellow Cab
Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You
Death Letter Blues (Live)
It Takes A Lot To Laugh It Takes A Train To Cry
Baby Please Don't Go
I'll Fly Away
Yellow Sky
Lonesome (9/11)
Amazing Grace
We Shall Overcome
Two Trains Running
I'm a Stranger Here
Come Back Baby (For Dave Van R
Black Muddy River/People Get R
Shake Sugaree
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/Go
Hello Baby Blues
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Song To Morning
Over The Hills
I Wish You Would
Slippin' and Slidin'
You Can't Judge A Book...
Mean Old World
Gotta Get Goin' Again
Danville Dame
I'm In The Mood
Shame, Shame, Shame
Crazy Girl
I'm Gonna Live The Life I Sing
Shake Sugaree
Samson & Delilah
Baby Please Don't Go
Lazy Afternoon
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The release of Moving In Blue is Danny Kalb’s 5th solo release in a career that dates back to his roots in the 1963 Greenwich Village folk scene. Kalb is best known for his work in the seminal band The Blues Project that he founded, one of the first groups to bring electric blues into the world of psychedelic rock in the mid 60’s.

On this sprawling double CD set, Kalb mines the cannon of the American songbook, mixing traditional folk, blues and gospel standards ("Baby, Please Don’t Go", "Got My Mojo Working", "I’ll Fly Away"), and some early rock ‘n’ roll ("Sally Go ‘Round The Roses" by The Jaynetts and later Tim Buckley and Pentangle) with lesser known treasures ("God’s Radar" as performed by Dixie Hummingbirds, "Black Coffee" as performed by Sarah Vaughn and "So Doggone Lonesome" by Johnny Cash). There are two Dylan covers from two different eras ("It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry" and "Make You Feel My Love" ). Reoccurring themes include love and longing ("Can’t Be Satisfied", "Waitress at The Troubadour"), religion and mortality ("Death Comes Creeping", "Goin’ Down Slow"), and transportation ("(I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle Blow", "Yellow Cab"). Kalb’s self penned numbers open disc 1 with a short, sprightly 2-minute rock number ("Feels Just Like Goin Home") and closes disc 2 with "Yellow Sky", a ballad which wouldn’t sound out of place on Johnny Cash’s later sessions produced by Rick Rubin. Kalb’s beautiful "Mournin’ at Midday" is perhaps one of the album’s high points and "Waitress at the Troubadour" is a sweet tale of connection harking back to an earlier era.

Appearing musicians on the CD are friends from Danny’s past (Roy Blumenfeld, founding drummer of the Blues Project) and present (Mark Ambrosino, producer, drummer and label president). Culled from nearly a decade of formal and informal recordings at The Madhouse, the flagship Queens studio of Ambrosino and his label Sojourn Records, Moving In Blue embodies the perfection of a great, labored work, lovingly recorded, produced, mixed and mastered, and capturing great performances that will stand the test of time.

"Today, and here on this generous album, Kalb brings to his work the experiences of the same number of decades (and more) that the artists he so admired back then brought to theirs. And he stomps with soulful joy through one genre after another."

-Sean Wilentz, editor of the New Republic, writer of Bob Dylan in America (2010)

Moving in Blue
Album Cover for Moving in Blue
Long recognized as one of America’s foremost guitarists, Kalb’s Moving in Blue is the follow up to his 2009 critically acclaimed Sojourn Records’ solo debut, I’m Gonna Live The Life I Sing About.  The new record is a two CD collection of 25 tracks, including recent sessions with former Blues Project bandmate, Roy Blumenfeld, as well as additional material recorded over the years by Sojourn co-founder, Mark Ambrosino at his Madhouse Studio.    New tracks on Moving in Blue include Johnny Cash’s “So Doggone Lonesome”, John Lee Hooker’s“I’m Leaving”and Bob Dylan’s “Make You Feel My Love” as well as many others.   Kalb recorded Moving in Blue over a period of years at the Madhouse Studio with sessions focusing on solo recordings as well as recordings with Danny’s trio. In either setting, these songs show both the depth and connection that Danny exudes playing the music he loves, his voice and famous guitar work taking perhaps familiar songs into a new terrain.                        
Feel Just Like Goin' Home
Death Comes Creeping
Black Coffee
So Doggone Lonesome
Tryin' To Get To You
Sally Go 'Round The Roses
Can't Be Satisfied
Goin' Down Slow
Make You Feel My Love
Leaving Blues
Got My Mojo Working
Waitress At The Troubadour
(I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle
God's Radar
Louise
Mournin' At Midday
My Baby's So Sweet
In My Time Of Dying
Yellow Cab
Gee Baby Ain't I Good To You
Death Letter Blues (Live)
It Takes A Lot To Laugh It Takes A Train To Cry
Baby Please Don't Go
I'll Fly Away
Yellow Sky
All Together, Now
Album Cover for All Together, Now
Danny Kalb Solo. Produced by Mark Ambrosino
Lonesome (9/11)
Amazing Grace
We Shall Overcome
Two Trains Running
I'm a Stranger Here
Come Back Baby (For Dave Van R
Black Muddy River/People Get R
Shake Sugaree
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/Go
Hello Baby Blues
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Song To Morning
Over The Hills
I'm Gonna Live The Life I Sing About
Album Cover for I'm Gonna Live The Life I Sing About
I’m Gonna Live The Life I Sing About is the album that legendary guitarist Danny Kalb says "Is the record I always wanted to make" and marks his debut on Sojourn Records. I’m Gonna Live The Life I Sing About was produced by Mark Ambrosino and recorded at The Madhouse studio in Queens, NY featuring Kalb performing in both electric and acoustic trio settings. Danny founded the Blues Project in 1965. One of the classic bands of the period, their "The Blues Project Live at Cafe Au Go-Go" won great critical acclaim and won them their first gold record. He has long been recognized as one of America's foremost guitarists.
I Wish You Would
Slippin' and Slidin'
You Can't Judge A Book...
Mean Old World
Gotta Get Goin' Again
Danville Dame
I'm In The Mood
Shame, Shame, Shame
Crazy Girl
I'm Gonna Live The Life I Sing
Shake Sugaree
Samson & Delilah
Baby Please Don't Go
Lazy Afternoon
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Danny Kalb Trio Recorded Live at Barbes by WNYC
Listed today on Bob Dylan's site is a link to the Danny Kalb Trio recorded live at Barbes in Brooklyn by WNYC. Listen here.
Danny Kalb-I'm Gonna Live-Released
Sony/RED working in partnership with Sojourn Records is distributing Danny Kalb's highly acclaimed recording "I'm Gonna Live The Life I Sing About" that was first introduced in late January 2009. The album is selling well and showing that Danny's fans have been waiting to pick back up with an old friend.
Danny Kalb Reviews - Excerpts
Kalb's instrumental performance is consistently top notch. He makes that guitar sing, wail, plead, and cry. He carefully annunciates the lyrics so that their full meanings clearly come through for full effect. Kalb understands the dance between the words and the strings that give the acoustic music power to knock the listener out without the need for volume. He projects the blues by carefully attending to its meanings and nuances.
-Steve Horowitz/Popmatters.com 1/16/09

Danny has finally released the album that should have followed the breakup of The Blues Project over 40 years ago. His baritone voice is rich and strong. His guitar playing, both acoustic and electric is mesmerizing...The album treads the familiar ground of Little Richard, Willie Dixon, John Lee Hooker Reverend Gary Davis and Jimmy Reed, but Danny Kalb honors each songwriter by making each song his own. If you have ever questioned a white man's right to sing the blues you will never hear a more authentic blues man than Danny Kalb and this album is a testament to that fact. To hear him live in a small room is pure magic and this album captures that feeling.
-Stan Beinstein/WDST-FM (Woodstock, NY)

I'm Gonna Live The Life I Sing About proves that Danny Kalb is one of the best practitioners of the blues in music today. He has a long, if under the radar legacy, and it's good to hear him at his best. This album should be a definite buy.
-David Bowling/Blogcritics.com 12/22

Dan never ceases to sieve everything through an innovative eye and dexterous hand, and we can only hope that this new spate of activity and releases is the crossroads of a renewed old pro because master he was, master he is, and, the Fates willing, master he will continue to be for years to come.
-Mark Tucker/AcousticMusic.com 12/10
Danny Kalb at The Uptown Coffeehouse in Riverdale, NY
Danny Kalb Trio will be playing at the Uptown Coffeehouse located at
The Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture at 4450 Fieldston Rd.
in Riverdale (The Bronx), NY -this Sunday, October 3rd at the civilized
hour of 5 - 7pm. A great way to spend an early Sunday evening. $15.
Danny Kalb Trio Goes to Jail (with Don Wilcock)

Don’t worry. Danny is free on permanent blues bail. Just referencing the great Don Wilcock article title that is in Blues Wax describing Danny’s recent show at Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility in Rutland, Vermont on Friday, April 1, 2011. Don writes it so well, no point saying anymore, except that Danny used the same instincts that forms his music – to engage the men who came to hear him play. Talk about a potentially tough crowd. No small feat. You can read Don Wilcock’s article here.
 

Pre-Release Sale of Danny Kalb's new CD Moving In Blue
Sojourn is happy to announce the forthcoming release of Danny Kalb's long awaited CD, Moving In Blue. To purchase a pre-release copy, go here! A two CD collection of 25 songs - not to be missed.
09/20/2014
with Jonathan Kalb
7:30pm
34 Livingston Rd., Sharon, MA