Ralph De Jongh – Roadtrippin – cd – Ralph de Jongh Recordings
Ralph de Jongh is and was on the road again, wearing new cloggies to be rock’n roll shredded again. He’s got a new band escorting him too featuring Chi Ron Shut on extra guitars, Elmore James Van Dodewaard on drums; percussions, Nico Heilijgerson bass and his wife Moon Anderson on extra percussions. RDJ himself played besides his vocals guitar, bluesharp and piano. As it is gettin‘ spooky Ralph does not want you to fear Halloween or a Nightmare Before Christmas therefore he is banishing all evil creatures and to set you in utmost good moods he would like to hoodoo you by his new opus “Roadtrippin”!
Cd 1 starts bluesy by “It Must Be Me”. Ralph in guitar duett with Chi celebrating some enchanted fingerpicking guitaristica. If you like the songs of the film Crossroads you will get hooked by this one. The chant of RDJ is freaky. “Days When Back 2” manifests the oustanding singer/songwriting skills of him. “Soultroubles” is an outstanding highlight ballad with sensitive and rousing chant. As RDJ can get explosive from one minute to another this is manifested by “No More Troubles”. Hell of a honk’n tonkyn‘ blues’n’roller. By “Dressed In Rock And Roll” he was in the mood to perform his bluesharp abilities. By “Walking Blind On This Earth” the whole band is blues’n strollin‘ paying tribute to the masters in heaven from John Lee Hooker to Elmore James. “Children Are You The Rainbow In The Fields“ spreads by the rhtyhms a good-time calypso feeling, great to listen to on a winter-night at the fireside. CD2 is concluded by “I Don’t Wanna Read The News No More”, by the melodies by closed eyes taking you on a musical journed down the American God-River the Mississippi. Enthralling delta blues. “I Got The Mud In My Eyes” on cd 3 is blues-rockin‘ again. A song in the spirit of Muddy Waters. Someday hopefully in long long time Ralph may jam together with him. “Jouer De La Raquete” presents the many musical faces of de Jongh, a underground psychodelic blues-rocker. “Light of My Love” is groovy and funky. “Hear Me Talking Back To The Walls” is the calm highlight of the cd by the slide-guitar-magic. “Smiling Circleclown” starts cd 4, a song all “Tongue-Fans” absolutely should listen to, featuring as topper finest six-string artistry again. Set your amplifiers volume at maximum loudness to capture the power of “Look At Me In The Blue Sky” and “This Is The Way Life Goes”. The whole band is jammin‘ and rockin‘. Hell Yeah! Afterwards are following some live-songs, “Boy Boy” is the rockin‘ and rollin‘ highlight of them. By “Watchdog” the band is to commemorate stunning Mississippi Blues again. “Help Me Find The Lights In Me” concluded by Ralph as preaching by chant and harpin‘ hoodoo-wizard. The sound has ben captured and mixed sensationally and authentically to the songs.
Ralph de Jongh has been ever so creative maestro again and recording so many enthusiastic songs to be featured on this 4’ology of cd’s! “Roadtrippin” a jewel of songs-collections*****
Ralph de Jongh: vocals, guitar, bluesharp & piano.
Chi Ron Shut: guitars
Elmore James Van Dodewaard: drums and percussion
Nico Heilijgers: bass
Moon Anderson: extra percussions.
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Special Release Dates:
Club Dauphine – 26 October
De Witte Bal – 02 November
It Must Be Me / I’m A Singer Straight From The Heart / Today Is A Whole Long Today / Days Way Back When 2 / Soultroubles / George Lazy Bee / No More Troubles / White Haired Man Wearing The Rainbow Flag / Dressed In Rock And Roll / Whispers Of A Fine Young Man
Walking Blind On This Earth / Angel Carrying Me Home / I Learned To Speak, To Count, Write And Read / I’ll Wear My Kilt I’ll Wear My Bare Feet Too / Children Are You The Rainbow In The Fields / I’M Magical I Was Born With The Light Inside / All The Hurt Was In The Way / Dying / Sobered Up Free At Last No Longer Beaten By The Shine / Put Your Feet On Mama Earth / I Don’t Wanna Read The News No More
As I Pass On To Another Place / I Forgot To Tell You What’s On My Mind / I Got That Mud In My Eyes / I Need A Soulshower Now / Jouer De La Raquete / Light Of My Love / When You’re On My Mind / You Feel The Same As Me / I Will Be Back In The Middle Of The Night / Hear Me Talking Back To The Walls
Smiling Circleclowns / Look At Me In The Blue Sky / This Is The Way Life Goes / I Wrestle In This World / Back To The Ocean Of Love / Ocean Of Love Live / Message Live / Boy Boy Live / Even If/ Can’t Work No More / Watchdog / Help Me Find The Light In Me