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Greetings From Greaseland

by Johnny Burgin

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Cold Chills 03:47
She's a Hit 05:31
Lyrics by Gene Halton.
Havana Rock 04:29
Homework 03:54


This album was recorded right after I flew back from a great Japanese tour, and my spirits were as high as they could be. Kid and Aki were new friends with boundless capabilities and were firing up my cylinders. June and Vance were old friends from the 90s-- their loose, authentic and driving rhythm was just what I needed to play at my very best. We cut this record with no rehearsals in five hours. They were all songs I'd been playing every night, so the rest of the guys just put their touch on it, which made it even better. The exception was the opener, which I jotted down on the back of an envelope the day before the session. And Empty Bed Blues was a lyric contribution from South Bend IN harp player (and sociology professor), who later wrote the lyrics to "Smoke and Mirrors" on my following CD "Neoprene Fedora". I can always count on Gene for some good lyrics in a pinch! This CD is a fan favorite. Currently sold out in physical form but watch this space for a reorder.

Love Me Like I Want It (Burgin, BMI)
Cold Chills (Hip Linkchain, BMI)
She's a Hit (A. Walker, BMI)
The Western Horizon (Lockwood, BMI)
Telephone Angel (J Parker/BMI)
The House of the Rising Sun (copyright control arr Burgin BMI)
Empty Bed Blues (Halton, JakeGem music)
Tribute to Big John Wrencher (Burgin, BMI)
Havana Rock (Burgin/BMI)
Homework (Clark/Perkins/BMI)
Tell the World I Do (J. Reed, Arc, BMG)


released March 10, 2015

Guitar, Harmonica: Johnny Burgin
Guitar, Organ, Keyboard: Kid Andersen
Drums: June Core
Bass: Vance Ehlers
Harmonica: Aki Kumar.
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered at Greaseland, San Jose, CA by Kid Andersen.
Album Art: Mark Castle


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Johnny Burgin Norfolk, Virginia

Johnny learned his craft in Chicago, touring and recording with many blues masters such as Pinetop Perkins, Billy Boy Arnold, Sam Lay and Tail Dragger. Johnny performs close to 200 shows a year in Europe, Japan and coast to coast in the US. He was nominated for a BMA in 2018 for "Howlin' at Greaseland" and for a Blues Blast award for "Johnny Burgin Live" on Delmark records. ... more

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