Featuring songs by such legends as B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Alan Collins, and more…
Brian Walton’s Still Got My Mojo – Deluxe album demonstrates his prowess as a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist reviving the genre with one of the most influential blues albums of modern times. Recorded between 2000 and 2007, painfully restored from the original analog recordings and digitally remastered, the album features 3 live tracks* from performances at the world-famous Crossroads Music, Utah Blues, and Oskar Blues Festivals.
Known as the ‘Piano Kid’ throughout much of his career, Brian never received much recognition for his guitar work in professional circles until the release of ‘Black Widow’ in 2006, which became a huge commercial success for Maybelline. After that fans and musicians alike not only took notice, but they begged for more!
In a podcast interview with long-time friend and fellow guitarist Albert Lee, Brian explained the painful process of digitizing old tape and the decision not to overdub (re-record individual instruments). “Much of the 16-track tape was so brittle it would break running it through the machine. So I gave up splicing and just digitized snippets and patched them together using my audio toolkit. The result turned out to be so awesome that overdubbing the instrument takes wouldn’t have brought much.” Brian went on to say that the live performances were recorded on a Tascam DA-88 and that he hunted eBay for months looking for one. “I finally gave up and forked over the cash to hire a digitization service and just cleaned up the typical Tascam hum.” Listen to the entire podcast here…https://bit.ly/462VPc2
Both of the original tracks ‘What the Hell’ & ‘Made in the Shade (Redeux)’ have been nominated twice for best composition (2021, 2022). With ‘What the Hell’ also being nominated for best lyrics. All 12 tracks have been featured in motion pictures and television, usually as scene background music. But as in the case of ‘Made in the Shade (Redeux)’ the entire score was used as the basis for a yet-to-be-released independent movie soundtrack.