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Gon' Boogaloo by C.W. Stoneking

C.W. Stoneking

Gon' Boogaloo

Release Date: Jun 3, 2016

Genre(s): Blues, Alternative/Indie Rock

Record label: King Hokum

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Gon' Boogaloo

Excellent, Based on 2 Critics

Record Collector - 80
Based on rating 4/5

The temptation on first hearing the (relatively) young Australian singer, guitar player and songwriter CW Stoneking is to pigeonhole him as a retro-curio, paying tribute to his favourite blues and R’n’B cats from the first half of the last century. But this is no mere pastiche. Sure, Stoneking evokes the spirit of a bygone age, but his integrity and invention have created a fresh and new sound out of something old, borrowed and (indeed) blue.

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Blurt Magazine
Opinion: Fairly Good

C.W. Stoneking conveys an air of authenticity worthy of one who hails either from the swamps of the Louisiana bayou country or the muddy fields of Mississippi. Practically a one man band, he makes the most of his rudimentary recording techniques to convey a sepia-tinted sound, one that’s raw, roughshod and flush with boogie, blues and swing. Yup, Stoneking is the real deal.

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