George Thorogood: Party Of One

Party Of One

George Thorogood

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  • Release Date 04 August 2017
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CD Album
Spinefarm Records UK
The album will feature 15 cuts of traditional blues, classics and modern blues songs, from John Lee Hooker's "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer" to Hank Williams' "Pictures From Life's Other Side" and The Rolling Stones' "No Expectations." The CD version of the album will also include a Robert Johnson bonus track, "Dynaflow Blues." PARTY OF ONE was produced by Grammy-winner Jim Gaines (John Lee Hooker, Luther Allison and Stevie Ray Vaughan), who reunites with Thorogood on the debut solo project, having produced several of Thorogood's biggest albums to date (RIDE 'TIL I DIE, THE HARD STUFF, THE DIRTY DOZEN). The album's primarily acoustic instrumentation including slide, Dobro, and harmonica is performed entirely by Thorogood, raw and stripped down, with an intimate one-on-one feel. Says Thorogood: "I think this is a project that's long overdue. Maybe it should have been the very first album I ever made. After playing with the band for all these years, I had to kind of reverse my hands and my head in order to do this thing justice." Thorogood continues, "But I think Destroyers fans and hardcore blues fans, too are ready for the unexpected. My whole career, I've always said, 'Just give them what you are, and they're either going to dig it or not.' This record is what I was, what I am, and what I always will be." PARTY OF ONE is Thorogood's return to Rounder Records, the roots label with which he first signed in 1976 to record the three hit albums that launched his recording career, beginning with his debut, GEORGE THOROGOOD AND THE DESTROYERS. Says Rounder co-founder Ken Irwin: "George's coming back is a nice completing of the circle," This record shows his talent as a storyteller in a very different setting, with all the emotion in his guitar and vocals. It's a really intimate record, but it's unmistakably a George Thorogood record, too." Over the course of the last four decades, George Thorogood, with his longtime legendary band, The Destroyers, has sold more than 15 million albums, released 16 studio albums including six gold and two platinum discs -- and performed more than 8,000 live shows. George Thorogood and the Destroyers' catalog of hits include: "Who Do You Love?," "I Drink Alone," "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer," "Move It On Over," "Get A Haircut," and the anthemic "Bad To The Bone." On the album, Thorogood delivers the full spectrum of modern blues masters. The set list for PARTY OF ONE includes: "I'm A Steady Rollin' Man" (Robert Johnson) "Soft Spot" (Gary Nicholson and Allen Shamblin) "Tallahassee Women" (John Hammond Jr.) "Wang Dang Doodle" (Willie Dixon) "Boogie Chillen" (John Lee Hooker) "No Expectations" (The Rolling Stones) "Bad News" (Johnny Cash) "Down The Highway" (Bob Dylan) "Got To Move" (Elmore James) "Born With The Blues" (Brownie McGhee) "The Sky Is Crying" (Elmore James) "The Hookers (If You Miss 'Im I got 'Im") (John Lee Hooker) "Pictures From Life's Other Side" (Hank Williams) "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer" (John Lee Hooker)* "Dynaflow Blues" (Robert Johnson); bonus track available on CD version only *Recorded in 1999 on "Rockline" and dedicated to the memory of host Bob Coburn.
1 I'm A Stead Rollin' Man  
2 Soft Spot  
3 Tallahassee Women  
4 Wang Dang Doodle  
5 Boogie Chillen  
6 No Expectations  
7 Bad News  
8 Down The Highway  
9 Got To Move  
10 Born With The Blues  
11 The Sky Is Crying  
12 The Hookers  
13 Pictures From Life's Other Side  
14 One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer  
15 Dynaflow Blues