M.C. Records Released Duke Robillard & His Dames of Rhythm October 13

M.C. Records To Release “Duke Robillard & His Dames Of Rhythm” October 13

With Special Guests Maria Muldaur, Kelley Hunt, Catherine Russell,

Sunny Crownover, Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey) & Madeleine Peyroux

On October 13, M.C. Records is so thrilled to release Duke Robillard & His Dames of Rhythm, an eclectic collection of Jazz/Swing tunes from the 1920’s & 30’s. Duke invited some swinging and sultry ladies to the party, Maria Muldaur, Catherine Russell, Kelley Hunt, Sunny Crownover, Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey) and Madeleine Peyroux. The record features a generous 15 tracks with liner notes from acclaimed producer and D.J. Bob Porter. 

Robillard is a soloist of stunning force and originality. The New York Times

Duke, a founding member of the acclaimed swing band Roomful of Blues has recorded and toured with a who’s who of roots music including Bob Dylan, Herb Ellis, Big Joe Turner, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Ruth Brown, Jay Geils and John Hammond to name several. Duke’ talents have garnered Grammy Award nominations, as well as having won or been nominated for multiple Blues Music Awards and Canadian Maple Blues Awards.

One of God’s guitarists. The Houston Post

Duke talks about the sessions:

This recording marks a serious bucket list dream come true for me. When label owner Mark Carpentiari and I started talking about doing an album together we tossed around quite a few concepts and finally decided on a plan that put me with my rhythm section and a fabulous horn section, with me playing acoustic archtop guitar. The concept was to have several guest female vocalists joining me on a collection of tunes from the twenties and thirties that I loved.

 I’ve always loved this period in music and wanted to dig deep into tin pan alley and the American songbook for tunes that weren’t too overdone in recent years. Also I wanted the material to be simple, swinging and bluesy. 

One final thing about Duke Robillard: whatever project he chooses to undertake will be delivered with expertise and integrity and the final result will always be worth checking out.

Article written by jenjo