New Release - Lloyd Jones "Doin' What It Takes"

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Doin' What It Takes
Lloyd Jones

“…you know who's really good is this guy named Lloyd Jones, also out of Portland; he writes great songs, blues and R&B…” —Robert Cray

A gifted singer, songwriter, guitarist and respected band leader, Lloyd Jones writes timeless music, steeped in a rich musical history learned, lived and loved over four decades. “This is not a work of science. It’s about attitude and joy that applies to all age groups. I’m addicted to this music,” declares Jones.Jones’ new CD, “Doin’ What It Takes” showcases 7 originals plus rare gems from Leiber and Stoller, Maceo Merriweather and Gerald ‘Lonnie’ Russ.

Joe Louis Walker, Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown, Coco Montoya and former band mate Curtis Salgado, have all recorded his songs. And Delbert McClinton sings his praises, “When I heard Lloyd Jones live for the first time in January 1999, it was like exhaling after holding my breath for fifteen years!”

He’s a musician’s musician and a crowd-pleasing, energetic showman. He’s earned every fan he has the hard way. What he does, he says, is “combine New Orleans rhythms, the simplicity of Memphis music, and the rawness of the blues, all for the 21st century. This music is not about louder and faster. It’s about time, meter, groove. I thought Muddy and Walter and those guys were pushing the envelope in their era. They were using effects, they were inventing their own sound. They were modern. I want to look at it in a contemporary way.”

Jones is a member of the Oregon Music Hall of Fame, and recipient of 31 Muddy Awards from the Cascade Blues Association, including Lifetime Achievement. — Visit Lloyd's Website

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  1. Bend In The River
  2. I'll Be Right on Down
  3. Without You
  4. Doin' What It Takes
  5. I Can't Stop
  6. Never Again
  7. Give A Little
  8. My Wife Can't Cook
  9. Worried Life Blues
  10. Ruby Do

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