Neal Francis - Don't Call Me No More [7"]
Catalogue No.: KCR112
Release Date: 16th July 2021
Genre: Alternative / Punk / Hardcore
For fans of: Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, The Faces, Joe Cocker, Leon Russell, Buddy Miles, The Meters, Father John Misty. 7" on Opaque Pink vinyl is for INDIES only. “I just wanted to be honest about everything, from my musical influences to my story," muses Neal Francis. After years of dishonest living consumed by drugs, alcohol, and addiction such sincerity is jarring from the 30-year-old Chicago-based musician. Liberated from a self-destructive past and born anew in sobriety, Francis has captured an inspired collection of songs steeped in New Orleans rhythms, Chicago blues, and early 70s rock n' roll. There is a deep connection between Francis's childhood his obsession with boogie woogie piano, his father's gift of a dusty Dr. John LP and the songs he's created. The result is an astonishing collection of material without parallel in the contemporary funk and soul scene. The influences are unmistakable: the vocal stylings of Allen Toussaint and Leon Russell; the second line rhythms of The Meters and Dr. John; the barroom rock 'n' roll of The Rolling Stones; the gospel soul of Billy Preston; the roots music of The Band. Francis pays tribute to the masters but has his own story to tell: "It's the life I've lived so far." Also Available From Neal Francis: Changes (Demos) 12" EP, Changes LP/CD, These Are The Days 7”.
Tracks: 1. Don't Call Me No More 2. How Have I Lived