Juke Rhythm



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"Juke Logan takes the blues to a new threshold. He's the Willie Dixon of the 90's and beyond...just listen to the lyrics!" Squirl's Blues Revue, KMCQ, Oregon

"Juke Rhythm makes the term 'multi-cultural, as it applies to the blues, seem not only possible,but logical. [It's] the right kind of adventure for these dull times" Blues Revue

"Juke Rhythm is a groove-filled blast! Album Network

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1. Love Me Like That (3:58)
2.
Dancin' On The Edge Of The Razorblade (4:30)
3.
I Don't Know What I Want (But I Want It Now) (4:44)
4.
Life On The Center Divider (Go Figure (4:37)
5.
Comb The Streets (4:13)
6. DA' BLUES HIP HOP (5:53)
7. WHAT'S IT GONNA' BE (4:36)
8. JUKE'S TWIST PALACE (3:18)
9. LONE WOLF (3:58)
10. DON'T LET YOUR MOUTH WRITE A CHECK (THAT YOUR BUTT CAN'T CASH) (5:10)
11. TWICE PIPES (2:46)
12. THE REAL FEEL (JRB THEME), PARTS 1 & 2 (7:05)
13. LONELY FREEDOM (2:50)
14. (mysterioso bonus track:) LOVE ME LIKE THAT (primitivo mix)

All songs written by John "Juke" Logan (6, 7, 8, 11, 12 with collaborators)

PRODUCED BY JOHN "JUKE" LOGAN for Juke-House Productions
Recorded & mixed at Pacifica Studios, Los Angeles, CA
Engineered by Glenn Nishida
Mixed by Glenn Nishida & Juke
Mastered by Eddy Schreyer at Oasis
David Hidalgo & Conrad Lozano appear courtesy of Warner Brothers Records
Rick Vito appears courtesy of Streamliner Records
Brenda Burns appears courtesy of Big Boss Records
Kid Ramos appears courtesy of Black Magic, Black Top & Private
Music Records
Gary Primich appears courtesy of Black Top Records
John "Juke" Logan plays Hohner harmonicas

Available on Razor & Tie Records by John "Juke" Logan:

The Chill (RT 2818)


THANKS for letting me visit your souls with this new collection of songs...

I call this album "JUKE RHYTHM" for several reasons. The RHYTHMS, grooves & musical-terrain over which these songs ride & dance are very important to the whole. I've always thought of myself, musically, as being in the 'people-movin' business'...melodically, lyrically, emotionally, spiritually & RHYTHMICALLY. Rhythm is part of my job...& if this music moves you than I've done my job right...

One of the great things that can happen is when you revisit former long-time musical partners & come up with something that's fresh, & seems as vital, or more so, as when you first played together... Such is the case here with the 20-year-in-studio reunion of the JUKE RHYTHM BAND. In the mid-70's RICK VITO, JOE YUELE, DAN DURRAN & I tore-up (figuratively AND literally) the Southern California club & concert stages with the "JRB", backing up many Blues & R&B legends in the process (often-times in our "Blues Wednesday" residency at the Topanga Corral, promoted by legendary hipster TOPANGA DICK, who passed away a matter of months after contributing his voice & thoughts to a song on this album). Two of the men we backed-up regularly at the time became like 'Blues Fathers' to us: ALBERT COLLINS & GEORGE "HARMONICA" SMITH.

Each of the JRB has since gone on to great musical accomplishments, too numerous to list here, & they each jumped-big at the chance to re-group & cut some of my new tunes, which just happened to be on the funky side... It was like throwing a switch. I think we proved that now, as then, the JRB. can give up the funk with the best of 'em...

Once again, I continue to be blessed, being surrounded by musical partners (in addition to those mentioned above) who are the best-of-the-best. One could not have more effective musical 'right-hands' than BRENDA BURNS & GREGORY BOAZ. Their talent & creativity is boundless, & my music would not be what it is without them. DAVID HIDALGO & CONRAD LOZANO of Los Lobos return along with Chill-Ace-drummer JERRY ANGEL to help me lay down a 'grinder', & 'Blues-monsters' KID RAMOS, RICHARD INNES & GARY PRIMICH fall by to do what they do best. And through it all, the unstoppable MICHAEL TEMPO provides his signature percolatin'.

In a long career full of working with hundreds & hundreds of recording engineers, I have never encountered one better than GLENN NISHIDA (who is also a fine musician). My technical 'right hand' on this album, as he was on "The Chill", he's equal parts expertise & deep soul.

Also central to this music are the RHYTHMS of the city of LOS ANGELES, my home town. Multi-textural & multi-cultural rhythms, all the time bustin' through & messin' with ya'...

Once again, it's comin' to ya' directly from my heart, soul, & experience...& once again, it sounds like it sounds & it is what it is...

THIS MUSIC IS DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF THE LATE, GREAT, MUSICAL & SOULFUL

ELINOR "L.A. ELLIE" LOGAN.


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