LIFE. A tricky subject. Billy Jenkins addresses this one by tweaking the Blues Collective A-team and adding shades of VOGC format madness. The result is five new pieces of music and two golden oldies from the 1930s and the '50s - unleashed in a soundwall of Secular Gospel, performed by an eight piece band and the 16 strong VOGC Junior league Choir.Recorded at the start of the millennium and still full of life!
'Only one in 20,000 English bluesmen inhabits a recognisable reality.
Step forward Billy Jenkins, anarcho guitarmeister and arch-demythologiser. Pure genius.'
Mike Butler / City Life
'Life is essential listening from a man well on his way to establishing himself as a national treasure.'
Chris Parker / Jazz Review
'You probably need to see one of Jenkins’s gently deranged shows to appreciate the joke fully but this is the Blues Collective’s best album yet.'
John Bungey / The Times
1. I Wanna Be Connected
2. First Day In Hell
3. My Waters Run Clear
4. There Is No Lord Up There
5. Blues Stay Away From Me
6. I Ain't Going Yet
7. Bye Bye Blues
YouTube video I Ain't Going Yet
(filmed at Francis Drake Bowls Club atop Hilly Fields!)