New Showreel for 2020
Classic Country Showreel
Playing with The Mean Eyed Cats – Ring Of Fire
Playing with The Mean Eyed Cats – Proud Mary
Playing with The Mean Eyed Cats – Brown Eyed Girl
Folsom Prison Blues live at The Upton Blues Festival 2017 with Christian Presse guesting on harmonica.
Roll In My Sweet Baby’s Arms – Live at West Norfolk Radio
My own version of House of House of The Rising Sun
Video link below is Lee playing in his duo The Mean Eyed Cats doing Brown Eyed Girl at The Beet Club, Ely (video comes from off Facebook).
I am currently recording an audio demo, but in the meantime here are a couple of roughly recorded songs from a recent Mean Eyed Cats gig:
I Heat Up
This song was written by me and is heavily influenced by early blues and early rock ‘n roll, both in its structure and simplicity, and in the fact that it’s basically some guy moaning about his woman 🙂
Doin’ My Time
This “chain gang song” song was written by Kentuckian Jimmie Skinner and was first released by him in early 1948. It has been recorded since by many artists including Bluegrass exponents Flatt & Scruggs (formerly of The Foggy Mountain Boys) and Johnny Cash.
I Heard That Lonesome Whistle Blow
Written by Hank Williams and Jimmie Davis around 1951 and also covered by many artists including again, Johnny Cash.
The House of the Rising Sun
My own version of a well known traditional folk song of uncertain authorship, sometimes also called “Rising Sun Blues”. The earliest known recording of the song was in 1933 by Appalachian artists Clarence “Tom” Ashley and Gwen Foster. The most well-known version though was released and was a hit in 1964 by British group The Animals.
Blue Moon Of Kentucky
My version of bluegrass musician Bill Monroe’s song. Written in 1946 and originally a waltz. Also covered by Elvis on his Sun Sessions album. This was recorded live at a West Norfolk Radio session in Nov 2017.
Bring It On Home To Me
A song by American soul singer Sam Cooke, released in 1962. The song is a reworking of Charles Brown’s 1959 single “I Want to Go Home” and was also a hit for The Animals in 1965. This track was also recorded live at my West Norfolk Radio session in Nov 2017.
Trouble In Mind
Recorded live at the 2017 Ely Folk Festival. A early blues song written by jazz pianist Richard M. Jones. The first known recording of the song was in 1924 by singer Thelma La Vizzo and has also been covered by many artists including Nina Simone. It is a cheery ditty about a fella contemplating the best way to do himself in. Despite that, there is still some hope in the song in that “the sun’s gonna shine in my back door someday”.