Hans Theessink & Big Daddy Wilson - Pay Day [LP]
Cat. no: BG2710
Release Date: 03 Dec 2021
Recorded live in Austria - Hans Theessink and Big Daddy Wilson are charismatic entertainers and soulful performers that have made a name for themselves as musicians and songwriters
Both Theessink and Wilson are very popular performers on the blues & roots circuit. Both have many albums to their name.
PAY DAY is their first duo album. Hans Theessink is known as a sensitive virtuoso on almost anything with strings on it and Wilson can be relied on as a rock steady percussionist; but the icing on the cake is the vocal interplay of Theessink and Wilson that really makes “PAY DAY” a terrific album.
“PAY DAY” is a twist of fate. These two guys had to meet and get together. Their vocal dialogues - be it blues, roots, folk or gospel - merge as if they had never done anything else.
For many, many years I’ve been wanting to work with Hans. It was one of the most beautiful experiences that I ever had as an artist. (Big Daddy Wilson)
I really enjoyed singing and playing with Wilson - we had a ball. Wilson and I had picked songs for the session – some old, some new, some borrowed. We had lots of fun cooking up our special musical stew with all the natural ingredients, spices and flavours - enjoy! (Hans Theessink)
Theessink and Wilson discovered the blues in completely different ways. On the one hand there is the Dutch boy, who’s love and fascination for blues and rootsmusic got ignited when he heard Big Bill Broonzy on late night radio in his native Holland - a “white boy lost in the blues” who’s been on the blues trail for more than 50 years.
On the other hand, the North Carolina born African American who first got exposed to the music of his ancestors as a US soldier, stationed in Germany - a "stranger far from home" who has come full circle.
LP Tracks: Virus Blues / I Got Plenty / Pay Day / Little Nora Maj / Old Man Trouble / Roll With The Punches / Everybody Ought To Treat A Stranger Right / Walking / Hard Time Killing Floor / Vintage Red Wine / Who’s Dat Knocking / Build Myself A Home
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