Edgar ‘Jones’ Jones ‘Soothing Music for Stray Cats’ – CD/DL086 – (Remastered + Bonus Tracks)
Released: 6th August 2012, Download & CD
Originally released in 2005, Edgar ‘Jones’ Jones’s first solo album has received much critical acclaim including the Number One slot in the recent NME feature: ‘ 100 Greatest Albums You’ve Never Heard’ (Feb 2012). This is truly a great and unique album that defies boundaries. (Maybe it can be summed up as a witches brew of Jazz, R ‘n’ B, Soul and Doo Wop all mixed up with Edgar’s own special ingredient ).
Edgar started his musical path as the singer-songwriter/front man of Liverpool band The Stairs, celebrated by the likes of Elvis Costello and signing a record deal with Go! Discs. Their debut single ‘Weed Bus’ and the following album ‘Mexican R ‘n’ B’, went on to become classics of their time. Edgar Jones has since achieved somewhat legendary status as a Liverpool based artist who has played with the great and the good: he has worked with Paul Weller, Johnny Marr (who supplied the studio this album was recorded on), St Etienne and the lost La, Lee Mavers (‘a form of National Service ‘ to quote Edgar). This re-release is long overdue and contains many bonus tracks.
- Soothing Music for Stray Cats
- Do Doh Dontcha Doh
- What’s Goin’ Down Huny Brown
- Hangin’ with Wolf and Bear
- Sittin’ on the Fence
- More Than You’ve Ever Had
- Stubborn Mule Blues
- You Know You Can Do It
- Gonna Miss You When You’re Gone
- It’s No Good
- Oh Man That’s Some Shit
- Did You Ever Wake Up in The Morning
- Careful What You Wish For
- Another Side of Huny Brown
- Baby if You Wannit
- Gonna Miss You When You’ve Gone (Live 13/10/2007)
- Do Doh Dontcha Doh (Live 13/10/2007)
- More Than you’ve Ever Had (Live 13/10/2007)
- You Want Me to Want You Back (Live 13//10/2007)
- Don’t Break My Heart (Radio Session 24/02/2008)
- Hey Joesph (Radio Session 24/02/2008)
- ‘It bent my head man. It’s one of the best records I have ever heard.’ Noel Gallagher.
- ‘A stunning collection of Rock ‘n’ Roll, Jazz, R ‘n’ B + Doo Wop.’ MOJO.
- ‘Scouse scenesters winning Blues/Jazz soup – It’s the sound of a man, who is, in every sense doing his own thing.’ Q Recommended.
- ‘Liverpool’s answer to Dr John. Should have walked away with last year’s Mercury Music Prize.’ Uncut.
- ‘It sounds like Jones is having the time of his life.’ Kris Needs, Shindig, Aug 2012.
- ‘Mesmerising, pigeonhole-defying, gumbo of beatnik jazz, R & B, doo- wop and out-there Scouse soul – Remarkable.’ Tim Peacock, Record Collector, Oct 2012.