Mrs. R&B and the Soul Shakers
The Two Tone Tracks
RELEASE NR.: RTR-709
LABEL: Catty Town Records
GENRE: Rhythm and Blues
FORMAT: CD jewelcase
The eleven piece band Mr. R&B and his $oulshakers was a smashing hit in the Dutch bluescircuit in the nineties from pas century. After recording a live cd the band was invited for all the bluesfestivals in Holland and they even opened for BB King in his European tour from 1992.
The busy schedule in combination with study, 40 hour-jobs and children led ultimately to the final end of the successful band. But twenty years later the musicians realize themselves that they once played in one of the nicest groups of their career. A post on Facebook, where the tromboneplayer asked his once fellow-musicians for a session, was the beginning of the restart of the $oulshakers. This time however with a female singer instead of the former male vocals. The spinal cord of the band is formed by the same musicians, a little bit older and wiser but not necessarily sadder…
The recipe for the music however is still the same: to revive the old rhythm & blues and jump ‘n jive. The great but still not discovered diamond Nancy van Deursen shines on lead vocals while the rhythm section still runs like a locomotive. The brand new arrangements by Mylène Schrijen let the four piece brass section sound like a full big band. And completely new to Mrs. R&B and the $oulshakers is the sound of the Hammond organ.
Everyone who can stand still while this band is playing is either deaf or motorly disturbed. The $oulshakers and their new singer will burn down the house.