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Stop and Think About It  
Stop and Think About It
Barrelhouse Stomp, Chris James and Patrick Rynn’s third album for the Earwig label, is firmly rooted in traditional Chicago Blues, yet the San Diego-based duo continues to evolve and take chances in the studio, as this collection attests in eloquent fashion. This is tough, real-deal electric Blues to party to, to dance to, to sit down and savor.

Chris and Patrick have recruited three of the finest Blues pianists on the planet, Henry Gray, Aaron Moore, and David Maxwell to take part in this project, along with a pair of Chicago legends, guitarist Jody Williams and saxist Eddie Shaw. That’s some heavy guest talent, and each of those Blues greats makes their mighty presence strongly felt on the set.

Even though their high-energy attack reflects their love for postwar electric Blues, Chris James and Patrick Rynn are decidedly of this moment and Barrelhouse Stomp lives up to its title and then some.

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Stop and Think About It Read Liner Notes Listen To Samples
01. Goodbye, Later For You 3:47
02. Just Another Kick In
      The Teeth
4:17
03. I Feel So Good 4:51
04. Messin' With White Lighnin' 5:26
05. Before It's Too Late 4:50
06. A Fact Is A Fact 3:13
07. It Always Can Be Worse 4:49
08. I'm Gonna Stop Fooling Myself 4:41
09. Vicksburg Blues 5:25
10. Bobby's Rock 5:02
11. Take It Easy Baby (A Tribute To
      Pinetop Perkins
2:58
12. Last Call Woogie 3:57
Chris James and Patrick Rynn / Chicago Blues
GONNA BOOGIE ANYWAY
Gonna Boogie Anyway, Chris and Patrick’s second album for Earwig following the BMA-nominated 2008 set Stop and Think About It, takes it to the next level for the San Diego-based duo, whose high-energy approach remains deeply rooted in traditional electric blues from Chicago to all points south. Chris’ dazzling guitar work is featured even more prominently than on its acclaimed predecessor, and for the first time on disc, the pair performs four unplugged selections, James’ vocals ringing with extraordinary force over rollicking grooves anchored by Patrick’s rock-steady bass. Original material dominates; the album’s four covers include two Bo Diddley gems. Piano legends Henry Gray and David Maxwell and veteran Chicago drummers Sam Lay and Willie Hayes are all on board too, helping Chris and Patrick cook up an encore outing that’s sure to please any traditional blues fan and win them plenty of new ones.

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01. Money Don't Like Me 3:59
02. Dearest Darling 4:46
03. You Can't Trust Nobody 3:44
04. Life Couldn't Be Sweeter 4:14
05. H.M. Stomp 4:06
06. Headed Out West 3:26
07. Can't Stand To See You Go 3:48
08. Gonna Boogie Away 3:27
09. The Tables Have Turned 3:41
10. Money Don't Like Me Part 2 4:32
11. Black Spider Blues 3:29
12. Little Girl 3:56
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Chris James and Patrick Rynn / Chicago Blues
Stop and Think About It  
Stop and Think About It
Chris and Patrick's long-awaited debut album for Chicago's Earwig Records, permeated in rollicking postwar Blues tradition and bristling with high-energy excitement.  Blending sparkling originals with carefully chosen covers of classics by Jay McShann, Elmore James, and other revered Blues greats and featuring guest appearances by legendary drummer Sam Lay and pianist David Maxwell, the hard-hitting "Stop and Think About It" is certain to be acclaimed as one of 2008's top Blues releases. 

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Stop and Think About It Listen To Samples Read Liner Notes
01. You’re Gone 3:47
02. Early One Morning 4:17
03. Mister Coffee 4:51
04. Confessin’ The Blues 5:26
05. I’d Like To Write A Letter 4:50
06. Hawaiian Boogie 3:13
07. Stop And Think About It 4:49
08. Mona 4:41
09. Got to Move 5:25
10. Someone To Love Me 5:02
11. Relaxin’ At The Clarendon 2:58
12. My Kind Of Woman 3:57
Discography
Rob Stone
Back Around Here
Earwig Music - 2010

Chris and Patrick featured on Rob's second CD for Earwig Music. Special Guests: Aaron Moore, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, Sam Lay and David Maxwell
Rob Stone Back Around Here Earwig Music - 2010   Tomcat Courtney Downsville Blues Blue Witch - 2008  Critically acclaimed Texas Downhome Blues recordings with Chris’ long time mentor. Special Guest: Willie “Big Eyes” Smith
Tomcat Courtney
Downsville Blues
Blue Witch - 2008

Critically acclaimed Texas Downhome Blues
recordings with Chris’ long time mentor.
Special Guest: Willie “Big Eyes” Smith
Dennis Binder
Hole In That Jug

Earwig Music - 2007

Chris and Patrick’s second recording on Earwig
starring 50’s barrelhouse Blues piano legend. Includes an All Star Chicago Blues Musician lineup.

Dennis Binder Hole In That Jug Earwig Music - 2007  Chris and Patrick’s second recording on Earwig  starring 50’s barrelhouse Blues piano legend. Includes an All Star Chicago Blues Musician lineup.   Various Artists House Rockin' And Blues Shoutin' Blue Witch - 2007  Live recordings with Billy Boy Arnold and Big Pete Pearson. Nominated for a Blues Music Award: Historical Album of the Year
Various Artists
House Rockin' And Blues Shoutin'

Blue Witch - 2007

Live recordings with Billy Boy Arnold and
Big Pete Pearson. Nominated for a Blues
Music Award: Historical Album of the Year
Sam Lay
Feelin' Good

Blue Label - 2007

More live recordings with Sam Lay at the Boardwalk Café in Nashville 1993.
Sam Lay  Feelin' Good Blue Label - 2007  More live recordings with Sam Lay at the Boardwalk Café in Nashville 1993.   Big Pete Pearson  I'm Here Baby  Blue Witch - 2007  Featuring the Rhythm Room All Stars Winner People’s Choice: Best Blues Album Independent Music Awards
Big Pete Pearson
I'm Here Baby

Blue Witch - 2007

Featuring the Rhythm Room All Stars
Winner People’s Choice: Best Blues Album Independent Music Awards
Jody Williams
You Left Me In The Dark

Evidence - 2004

Recordings featuring Chicago Blues Legends Robert Jr. Lockwood and Lonnie Brooks Nominated for two W.C. Handy Blues Awards.
Jody Williams  You Left Me In The Dark Evidence - 2004  Recordings featuring Chicago Blues Legends Robert Jr. Lockwood and Lonnie Brooks Nominated for two W.C. Handy Blues Awards.   Rob Stone & The C-Notes  Just My Luck Earwig - 2003  First CD on Earwig Music with Legendary Chicago Bluesmen David Myers and Sam Lay. Nominated for Best Blues Album: Chicago Music Awards
Rob Stone & The C-Notes
Just My Luck

Earwig - 2003

First CD on Earwig Music with Legendary Chicago Bluesmen David Myers and Sam Lay. Nominated for Best Blues Album: Chicago Music Awards
Various Artists
Rhythm Room Blues

Hightone - 2001

Recorded live at the Rhythm Room featuring Sam Lay with the Rhythm Room All Stars
Various Artists  Rhythm Room Blues Hightone - 2001  Recorded live at the Rhythm Room featuring Sam Lay with the Rhythm Room All Stars   Billy C. Farlow Rockabilly Blues Magnum - 2000  Featuring Billy C. Farlow with the Sam Lay Blues Band. Recorded live at the Boardwalk Cafe
Billy C. Farlow
Rockabilly Blues

Magnum - 2000

Featuring Billy C. Farlow with the Sam Lay Blues Band. Recorded live at the Boardwalk Cafe
Rob Stone & The C-Notes
No Worries

Marquis - 1998

First recordings of the C-Notes with the Legendary Sam Lay on Drums
Rob Stone & The C-Notes  No Worries  Marquis - 1998   First recordings of the C-Notes with the Legendary Sam Lay on Drums   Various Artists Slide Guitar Blues Icehouse - 1995  Chris’ first recording as a featured vocalist with the Sam Lay Blues Band. Recorded live in Nashville.
Various Artists
Slide Guitar Blues

Icehouse - 1995

Chris’ first recording as a featured vocalist
with the Sam Lay Blues Band.
Recorded live in Nashville.

Sam Lay
Sam Lay Live

Appaloosa - 1994

Chris and Patrick’s first recordings together with Blues Legend Sam Lay’s Chicago Blues Band. Recorded live at the Boardwalk Café in Nashville.
 
Roger Belloni
The Lemon Grove Tapes

Blue Harvest - 1984

Chris James’ first recordings featuring him
on Harmonica, Piano and Guitar
Videography
 
The Blues. A Musical Journey:
Martin Scorsese Presents: The Blues
Godfathers And Sons: A Film By Mark Levin
PBS
Speaking Of The Blues:
Speaking of the Blues: Classic Chicago Blues Combo
Featuring the C-Notes live with Sam Lay on drums
Chicago Art Channel
 
Earwig Music Recording Artist
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