NEW CD BLUE SHADOW

1.  TOXIC WOMAN 4:10                                                                                                               
2. MY LITTLE GIRL 3:42
3. HAPPY TO MEET MY BABY 2:59
4. KEEP ON KNOCKIN’   4:08
5. YOU’RE NEARLY KILLING ME   6:31
6. UNEMPLOYMENT BLUES   4:03
7. EARLY IN THE MORNING   6:05
8. DOWN TO THE LIQUOR STORE   4:23
9. DON’T LET ME FALL BEHIND 4:30
10. PARTY ANIMAL   4:42
11. SPUTNIK BOOGIE    3:17

All songs written by Mingo Balaguer except
“Early in The Morning”, by Louis Jordan
Mixed, recorded and mastered by Jordi Gil
at Sputnik Recording Studio
 
MUSICIANS
Mingo Balaguer – Vocals & Harmonica
Oriol Fontanals – Bass & Upright
Paul San Martin – Piano & Organ
Guillaume Destarac – Drums
Pablo Sanpa – lead guitar on tracks1,2,7,10
and rhythm guitar on tracks 4,5,7,8,11
Kid Carlos – lead guitar on tracks 3,5,6,7,9
and rhythm guitar on tracks 4,7,8,10,11
Alain Sancho – Sax on tracks 5&10

REVIEWS

“From start to finish, Mingo Balaguer’s harmonica licks and colorful voice lead a band of first-class international musicians to bring us this labor of love and passion for the blues. If you’re looking for a high-energy, spirited blues album that expresses the fervor and mastery of one of the best-known harmonica players on Spanish soil, “Blue Shadow” will not disappoint”. Reed more…
 
– Jessica Jacobsen, Dirty Rock Magazine

“Despite a prevalent West Coast feel throughout, Mingo also takes forays into Chicago, Memphis and Texas, penning all but one number himself—Louis Jordan’s Afro-Cuban-tinged hit, “Early in the Morning.” A valiant effort that will undoubtedly appeal to left coast devotees of William Clarke, the Mighty Flyers and the Hollywood Fats Band”.
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–  Jeff Scott Fleenor, Delta Groove Music

“Mingo Balaguer nous régale de sa voix rugueuse et de son jeu d’harmonica précis et se laisse littéralement envelopper par un groupe au talent XXL où chaque musicien ne se contente pas de l’accompagner pour au contraire prendre pleinement part aux morceaux en apportant ses propres capacités individuelles, et il faut reconnaitre que personne n’en manque”. Reed more…

             – Fred Delforge, Zicazic

“El recién publicado “Blue Shadow” (Rock CD, 2020) supone, de alguna manera, una coronación a los cerca de 35 años que el cantante, harmónica y compositor sevillano, Mingo Balaguer, lleva en la carretera al frente de distintos proyectos que le han proyectado como pionero del género en España”. Reed more…

              – Alberto Valle, Ruta 66

 
“This new CD of yours is the best you have ever made…by a long way!
The musicianship is 100% on it…great sound…everything very cool indeed!  Heartiest congratulations”.
 
               – Mike Vernon, British record producer

“From Seville (Spain) the harmonica player Mingo Balaguer is an indispensable musician in the foundation of the blues in his country”. Reed more…

                 – Carles Gatell, Blues 21